Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Glenn Warren Most

2009

Glenn Warren Most was Professor for Greek Philology at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy until he retired in 2020. Prof. Dr. Most remains a regular Visiting Professor on the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and an External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. The first Classicist to win the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, he argues that our conception of the ancients, their mentality and philosophy can, if reconfigured, redefine our contemporary world. He argues that we can be certain that this reconfiguration will continue in the coming years in two ways, and that we can be hopeful that it will begin in a third way. Most’s approach both challenges and enriches our common conception of ancient culture and philosophy.