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January 18, 2019

VIDEOCAST - My Family and Other Animals: Pets in Ancient Greek Art

Tyler Jo Smith, University of Virginia

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January 14, 2019

Library Reclassification Project: Blegen Library Final Closure Dates

Final update on the Blegen library’s closure dates: The library will close on March 4, 2019 to allow for the completion of the reclassification project. It is scheduled to reopen in June 2019. We will provide more information on the library's reopening as soon as possible.

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January 10, 2019

A Snapshot into Roman Dining at the Athenian Agora: An Interview with Sarah Beal

Meet ASCSA Associate Member and Ph.D. candidate at University of Cincinnati, Sarah Beal.

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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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