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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...
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...

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Archaeology and History City of Athens Severan Marble Plan of Rome Imago Urbis: Giuseppe Vasi's Grand Tour of Rome Interactive Nolli Map of Rome VRoma Gregorian Etruscan Museum in the Vatican Institute of Nautical Archaeology Friends of the Herculaneum Society Troy Beazley...
Jonathan Brown, Professor of Biology The National Science Foundation has funded, "Evolution of Color Variation in Hawaiian Damselflies: Causal Links for an Ecological Selection Hypothesis," as part of its Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions program (DEB...
*/ List of past Classics courses offered Past McKibben Lecturers James Arieti, Hampden-Sydney College: “Ἀχιλῆος αἵρεσις. Achilles’ Choice.” March 14, 2006. Josiah Osgood, Georgetown University: “The Pen and the Sword: Writing and Conquest in Caesar’s Gaul.” April 10, 2007....
*/ List of past Classics courses offered Past McKibben Lecturers James Arieti, Hampden-Sydney College: “Ἀχιλῆος αἵρεσις. Achilles’ Choice.” March 14, 2006. Josiah Osgood, Georgetown University: “The Pen and the Sword: Writing and Conquest in Caesar’s Gaul.” April 10, 2007....
College Year in Athens 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...

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Charles Platter ’81, professor of classics at the University of Georgia, presented a Roberts Lecture “Killing Socrates” at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in ARH Room 102. His talk was sponsored by the Department of Classics. Platter discussed Plato’s Apology, in particular a...
Lane Atmore ’16 of St. Paul, Minn., and Chase Booth ’16 of Wichita, Kan., have been awarded the prestigious Watson Fellowship for one year of independent study and travel abroad. They are two of 40 students selected nationwide to receive the $30,000 fellowship for postgraduate...
Lane Atmore ’16 of St. Paul, Minn., and Chase Booth ’16 of Wichita, Kan., have been awarded the prestigious Watson Fellowship for one year of independent study and travel abroad. They are two of 40 students selected nationwide to receive the $30,000 fellowship for postgraduate...
Ruth Scodel, the D. R. Shackleton Bailey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Latin in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan, will deliver the ninth annual McKibben Lecture in Classical Studies at 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25...
Ruth Scodel, the D. R. Shackleton Bailey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Latin in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan, will deliver the ninth annual McKibben Lecture in Classical Studies at 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25...
Professor Andrew Stewart will deliver the tenth annual McKibben Lecture in Classical Studies, “Inventing the Female Nude: Praxiteles, Phryne, and the Knidia,” at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public...
Professor Andrew Stewart will deliver the tenth annual McKibben Lecture in Classical Studies, “Inventing the Female Nude: Praxiteles, Phryne, and the Knidia,” at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public...
John H. Oakley, Chancellor Professor and Forest D. Murden Jr. Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, delivered the eighth annual McKibben Lecture in Classical Studies on April 25, 2013. His talk, entitled "Athenian White...
John H. Oakley, Chancellor Professor and Forest D. Murden Jr. Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, delivered the eighth annual McKibben Lecture in Classical Studies on April 25, 2013. His talk, entitled "Athenian White...
Jeffrey Hurwit, an internationally recognized expert on the Athenian Acropolis, will give a free, public lecture about sculptures on the Parthenon at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. His talk is the 11th annual McKibben Lecture in Classical...
Jeffrey Hurwit, an internationally recognized expert on the Athenian Acropolis, will give a free, public lecture about sculptures on the Parthenon at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. His talk is the 11th annual McKibben Lecture in Classical...
  First-year students in Monessa Cummins’ tutorial, Humanities I: The Ancient Greek World, turn to ancient works that explore themes still relevant today, such as the fragility of human life, the basic impulses of human nature, and the question of what makes human life...
  First-year students in Monessa Cummins’ tutorial, Humanities I: The Ancient Greek World, turn to ancient works that explore themes still relevant today, such as the fragility of human life, the basic impulses of human nature, and the question of what makes human life...
Nejib Ben Lazreg, archaeologist and senior researcher at the National Heritage Institute of Tunisia, will deliver a free public lecture on “The Roman Mosaics of Tunisia” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Refreshments will be served. Tunisia...
Nejib Ben Lazreg, archaeologist and senior researcher at the National Heritage Institute of Tunisia, will deliver a free public lecture on “The Roman Mosaics of Tunisia” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Refreshments will be served. Tunisia...
M. Anne Spence, a 1966 graduate and a member of its Board of Trustees, has pledged a gift to the College of $300,000, one-half of which will establish a fund in honor of two of her high school teachers. The Elson-McGinty Fund will be used to subsidize interdisciplinary team-...

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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...

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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...
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...