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15th Annual 'Ghosts in Togas'

Assistant Professor of Art History Liliana Leopardi will present the 15th Annual "Ghosts in Togas" Halloween Lecture. Leopardi will discuss "What Hollywood Does Not Tell You About Ancient Egypt: Resurrection and the Sexual Life of Mummies." The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in Coxe 008. "Hollywood mummies are seemingly resurrected at a hair's notice, or even by mistake t...
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Semester Explores Ancient Rome

Kevin Teel '17, who has taken Italian language courses since he was in seventh grade, is excited to have the opportunity to use his language skills on a daily basis while spending the fall semester in Rome. He is one of 15 students participating in the Rome Global Education program led by Professor of Chemistry Walter Bowyer. "This is one of the best groups of students I've ever worked with," say...
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Shelley Haley at HWS as Melvin Hill Professor

The HWS community will welcome Melvin Hill Visiting Professor Shelley Haley for a week-long campus visit Monday, March 24 through March 28, culminating with a public lecture, "Against All Odds: Black American Women Classicists in the Nineteenth Century." Haley's lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in Albright Auditorium. Hosted by the Classics Department, her visit is made po...
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"Ghosts in Togas" Returns to HWS

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are pleased to announce the 14th Annual "Ghosts in Togas" lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The much-anticipated lecture, held in honor of Halloween promises to provide the campus with a fascinatingly gory - and informative - evening. Visiting Assistant Professor of History Sarah Whitten will give a talk, "Beheading, Violence, and Mediterranean Historiography in Early...
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Digital Map Focuses on Antiquity

Some 1,800 years ago, the Roman Empire thrived in lands along the Mediterranean and across huge swathes of what is now modern-day Europe. After centuries of prosperity, the once mighty Empire headed into decline. But it left a lasting footprint - an impression that Assistant Professor of Classics James Capreedy says can be better understood by using digital technology to map the ancient world. In...
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