Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University announces an exhibition of some of the earliest and most important publications printed in Greek.
The influence of Greek language and literature on modern culture is as profound as it is underappreciated. The widespread use of Latin throughout much of European history tends to obscure the Greek origins of seminal literature, but much of the scripture, history, and mythology with which people are familiar today originated in Greek texts.
Many landmark Greek publications from the early decades of printing today reside in North Texas, including the first printings in Greek of the New Testament, Homer, and Aristotle. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the richness and significance of materials accessible for study and appreciation at Bridwell Library Special Collections.
The exhibition will be on display from December 14, 2018–May 20, 2019, and will be located in the Entry Hall at Bridwell Library. For more information, contact Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian, R. Arvid Nelsen, 214-768-3440.