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  • ethiopia+scene
    If Western civilization still bears flavors of classical Greece and Rome, then it also retains a whiff of ancient Ethiopia. This year's Porter Lecture on Wednesday, April 5, will trace those links.
    Mar 31 2017
  • David+H.+Porter
    Skidmore's fifth president, David H. Porter, died March 26, 2016. He is remembered with deep affection by the Skidmore community.
    Mar 30 2016
  • Skidmore News
    C. Brian Rose of the University of Pennsylvania will share his research in an illustrated talk Feb. 27.
    Feb 24 2014
  • Homerathon+poster
    For 25 years, this special annual event has reminded us that the art of storytelling is alive and well at Skidmore.
    Feb 11 2014
  • Skidmore News
    The Classics Department will host a lecture by Carol Dougherty of Wellesley College titled "Improvising the Self in Homer's Odyssey" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall.
    Oct 5 2012
  • Skidmore News
    The Feb. 7 Homerathon, a Skidmore tradition of readings by students and faculty from CC 200, The Classical World and other classics courses, went wireless with a recital of Ancient Greek text read from a smartphone. Here's a brief clip.
    Feb 10 2012
  • Skidmore News
    The Classics Department continues a beloved tradition: a marathon reading of works by the poet Homer. Homerathon! 2012, scheduled Feb. 7, promises enlightenment and fun for all who attend.
    Feb 3 2012
  • Skidmore News
    How did the music of ancient Greece sound? When and where did the Greeks hear music? What instruments did they play? Franklin will answer these questions during a visual and audio survey of Greek music from the age of Homer down to the Hellenistic era.
    Nov 5 2011
  • Skidmore News
    The annual celebration of foremost poet of the classical world gets under way Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. and will run until the gods know when at the Intercultural Center. Come celebrate Homerathon 2011!
    Apr 4 2011
  • Skidmore News
    The poet Homer relied on his characters - and his audience - to know just what he meant. University of Michigan scholar Ruth Scodel will explore the everyday mind-reading skills of the ancient Greeks in her Feb. 15 lecture. Admission is free and open to the public.
    Feb 13 2010