Stephen Greenblatt is the Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. He is the author of 14 books, including Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern and Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare. His honours include the Holberg Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the Mellon Distinguished Humanist Award.
What Lucretius Taught Us About Pandemics
Stephen Greenblatt in conversation with Tom Holland
In his philosophical masterpiece “On the Nature of Things,” written around 50 B.C.E., Lucretius devoted particular attention to Pandemics. Here the Pulitzer prize-winning Professor of English at Harvard talks to writer, historian, and translator of Lucretius, Tom Holland, about what the Roman sage can tell us about disease and lockdowns.