McKibben Lecture: Ruth Scodel listens to Homer’s characters to explore ancient Greek thought about the mind and behavior.
Charles Platter ’81 discussed Plato’s Apology in his Dec. 5 Roberts Lecture “Killing Socrates”
First-year students turn to ancient Greeks for insights into human life and nature.
Intensive academic work in classical Greek studies. Participants take five courses each semester at the Hellenic-American Institute and have access to the museums, libraries, national monuments, and archaeological sites of Athens. Field trips to the Peloponnesus, northern Greece, the Aegean Islands, and other areas.
Oakley explains how funerary art illustrates classical Athenian perceptions and reactions to death.
The Alumni Recitation Hall contains classrooms for classes in the Social Studies and Humanities, as well as faculty offices for departments of foreign languages and Classics. The facilities also include a 158-seat screening auditorium, the multipurpose Meredith AudioVisual Center, and an additional computer lab with multiple printers for both classroom and general student use.
Discover the cultural richness of ancient Greece and Rome, and the beginnings of the liberal arts tradition. Classics at Grinnell includes not only the Greek and Latin languages, but also the history, literature, art, archaeology, mythology, and philosophy of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Study in Athens or Rome is available. Majors in classics go on to careers in many fields, including education, law, medicine, scientific research, business, and librarianship.
Gerald V. Lalonde, Benedict Professor of Classics, became Professor Emeritus after forty-two years of service as a teacher, scholar, and administrator. Jerry came to Grinnell in 1969 and has made outstanding contributions to the College as a mainstay in the Department of Classics, teaching an exceptional range of courses and guiding the department with his wide experience and sound judgment.