Peter T. Struck

Peter T. Struck is Professor and Chair of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his AB at the University of Michigan and his MA in divinity and PhD in comparative literature from the University of Chicago. His primary research interests are in the history of ideas about the construction of meaning, with specialties in literary criticism, in divination through oracles, omens, and dreams, and in ancient notions of the organism. He is the author of Birth of the Symbol: Ancient Readers at the Limits of Their Texts and Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Antiquity. Struck is a member of the Lapham’s Quarterly editorial board.

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