Karin Schlapbach

University of Ottawa

Augustine, the Fall of Rome and Christian world alienation in Hannah Arendt

2014-2015: Spring

I studied Classics and Italian literature in Basel, Berne and Bologna and received a doctorate in Classics from the University of Zurich. I am currently an associate professor of Classics at the University of Ottawa. My fields of interest include later ancient Greek and Roman literature and philosophy, intellectual history, and dance research. My project at the Italian Academy is part of ongoing research on the Christian transformation of the ancient concept of scholé / otium ('leisure') and on the modern reception of Augustine.