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The American School of Classical Studies at Athens in the News

04/17/2014
An article was posted in the Greek newspaper “To Vima” praising the Gennadius Library and in particular its Archives.

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Donations to the Blegen Library

04/16/2014
The Blegen Library gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of the following publications.

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Corinth Excavations 2014 and Google Glass

04/10/2014
Regular members of the ASCSA began excavation on April 7 south of the museum and Temple E with the goal to unite the conserved portions of the Frankish area with the ‘plateia’ south of the museum. Google Glass is one exciting addition to the recording system this season.

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Hesperia 83.1 Now Online!

04/10/2014
Topics in this issue include the Panayia Field at Corinth, the Bellerophon myth in Corinthian art, the archaeobotanical remains of Building Δ at Hellenistic Krania, Antiochos IV’s arrival in Athens, and the Roman-period bronze statuettes found in the Agora.

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Blegen Library Easter Holiday Hours

04/07/2014
During the Easter holiday period, the Blegen Library will be closed to visitors from Friday 18 April, through Tuesday 22 April, 2014. On Thursday 17 April, the Library will close at 17:00.

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Hours of the Gennadius Library during the Easter Holidays

04/03/2014
The Library will remain closed the following days:

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Research Spotlight: Sebastian Prignitz

03/20/2014
During the fall of 2013, Sebastian Prignitz, a scientific researcher at the Inscriptiones Graecae program of the Berlin Academy, was in Athens to work on Greek inscriptions from the epigraphical collection of the Athenian Agora.

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VIDEOCAST - The Balkan Dimensions of the Origins of the First World War

03/18/2014
The Balkan Dimensions of the Origins of the First World War. 33rd Annual Walton Lecture Christopher Clark, Professor of History, University of Cambridge, St. Catharine’s College

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Kostis Kourelis on the Forgotten Architects of the Corinth Excavations

03/17/2014
On March 11th, Professor Kostis Kourelis of Franklin and Marshall College delivered a fascinating lecture about architects who worked for the Corinth excavations from 1903 to 1933.

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VIDEOCAST-OPEN MEETING

03/14/2014
“Work of the School during 2013” and “Rupestral Inscriptions in the Greek World” James C. Wright, Director, ASCSA; Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College Merle Langdon, Research Professor, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; former Mellon Professor, ASCSA

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School Trustee is Recognized by Princeton University

03/11/2014
ASCSA Trustee Hunter R. Rawlings III was the 2014 recipient of Princeton University’s top honor for Graduate School alumni, the James Madison Medal.

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VIDEOCAST - “Building Archaeology: Corinth’s Forgotten Architects”

03/11/2014
"Building Archaeology: Corinth’s Forgotten Architects” Kostis Kourelis, Assistant Professor, Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Art and Art History

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Winter Term Well Underway!

03/10/2014
It was full speed ahead for the Regular program after the winter break as the students traveled around Athens and Attica, then on to Crete. Join Mellon Professor Margie Miles as she takes us on a tour of the past two months.

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Friends of the Gennadius Library Gather for Kathara Deftera at Kellari Taverna

03/07/2014
The bitter cold weather did not keep a large crowd from enjoying the warmth and good cheer inside Kellari Taverna in New York City on March 3, 2014 as friends of the Gennadeion gathered for the library’s primary fundraising event in the U.S.

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VIDEOCAST - “Same River, Different Waters: Official Dining in the Agora”

02/27/2014
“Same River, Different Waters: Official Dining in the Agora” Ann Steiner, NEH Fellow, ASCSA; Shirley Watkins Steinman Professor of Classics, Franklin & Marshall College

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VIDEOCAST - Paschalis Kitromilides, Επισκέπτες και Αναγνώστες στη Λαυρεντιανή Βιβλιοθήκη

02/18/2014
Επισκέπτες και Αναγνώστες στη Λαυρεντιανή Βιβλιοθήκη την Εποχή του Διαφωτισμού και του Ρομαντισμού Paschalis Kitromilides, Prof. of Political Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Industrial Religion: An Interview with Susan Rotroff

02/11/2014
First discovered in the 1930s, the “saucer pyres” of the Athenian Agora remained a mystery for over 70 years, until Professor Susan I. Rotroff turned her attention to these deposits 10 years ago. Industrial Religion: The Saucer Pyres of the Athenian Agora (Hesperia Suppl. 47) investigates the nature of the saucer pyre sacrifices.

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Γιώγιος Μεταξάς, 1952- 2014

02/07/2014
George Metaxas, former cook of the Corinth Excavations, died Thursday, February 6, after a motorbike accident the previous week. He will be remembered by residents of Hill House during the late 1980's to early 2000's for his humor, cheer, and lavishly decorated cakes.

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VIDEOCAST - Nicholas Rauh: The Archaeology of Deforestation in South Coastal Turkey

02/06/2014
Landscape Ecology and the End of Antiquity: The Archaeology of Deforestation in South Coastal Turkey Nicholas Rauh, NEH Fellow, ASCSA; Professor of Classics, Purdue University

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Funerary Sculpture: An Interview with Janet Burnett Grossman

01/30/2014
Janet Burnett Grossman, one of Evelyn B. Harrison’s students at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, published her first Agora “Blue Book” in December 2013: Funerary Sculpture. In this interview, she talks about her book, the writing process, and how an art historical approach benefits the understanding of archaeology.

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