Emily Anhalt

Emily Anhalt is a professor of classical languages and literature at Sarah Lawrence College and hase taught Greek mythology and history at Yale University and Trinity College. She is the author of last year's "Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths" and "Solon the Singer: Politics and Poetics."

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The ‘Odyssey’ of Today’s Leadership Crisis

Centuries ago, myths helped the Greeks learn to reject tyrannical authority and identify the qualities of good leadership. Emily Anhalt argues that the same myths that long predate the world’s very first democracy have lessons for us today – just as they did for the ancient Greeks centuries ago.

5 years ago