Empathising with the Non-Human Other in Ancient Greek Literature was a joint project of two scholars, Adjunct Professor Tua Korhonen (Classical studies) and Dr. Erika Ruonakoski (Philosophy). We studied animal depictions in Homer’s, Sophocles’, Aristophanes’ and Anyte’s works, using the insights of phenomenological philosophy to illuminate the aspects of embodiment and intersubjectivity. The most active period of the project was 2011–2014, when it was funded by the Kone Foundation; yet its continuation can be seen also in our later works. The main output of the project was our co-authored monograph, Human and Animal in Ancient Greece: Empathy and Encounter in Classical Literature (London: I.B.Tauris 2017). (Browse in Google Books.)

The project was located in two departments of the University of Helsinki (Finland), the Department of World Cultures (Institutum classicum) and the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, and at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).