William V. Harris


On his book Dreams and Experience in Classical Antiquity

Cover Interview of October 14, 2009


I am looking forward to some debate, since some readers will certainly not agree with my conclusions.

It would also be wonderful if this book somehow managed to get people to cross the divide that separates psychologists from historians and social scientists.  I am not optimistic about that, even now when it is so easy for a reader to explore in fields adjacent to the ones that s/he knows about.  But, as I have implied already, I hope Dreams and Experience in Classical Antiquity is a symptom of a spreading willingness on the part of historians to study human psychology in a systematic fashion.

© 2009 William Harris