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December 13, 2018

Reconsidering the Ostraka of the Athenian Agora: An Interview with Jim Sickinger

In light of new excavation finds and publications, NEH and ASCSA Fellow Jim Sickinger discusses his research related to the Athenian practice of ostracism.

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December 13, 2018

Hours of the Gennadius Library during the Holidays

The Gennadius Library will remain closed the following days: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 2:00 pm Friday, December 21, 2018 from 2:00 pm Monday, December 24, 2018 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Monday, December 31, 2018 Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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December 10, 2018

Hours of the Blegen library during the Christmas holidays

During the Christmas holiday period, the Blegen library will be closed to visitors on the following days: December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1. No new cards will be issued and no orientations will take place between December 24th and January 6th.

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December 10, 2018

VIDEOCAST - Shoot the Messenger: Waiting Wives and False Reports in Greek Tragedy

Erika Weiberg, Florida State University

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