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December 12, 2019

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, January 1 and January 6. No new cards will be issued and no orientations will take place between December 24th and January 6th.

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December 6, 2019

Videocast - "Erasing Macedonians: The Politics of Athenian Space in 200 B.C."

Under increasing external pressure, in 200 B.C., the Athenians abandoned the policy of strict external neutrality which they has pursued since 229, when they literally bought back their freedom from the Macedonians. Now, they declared war on King Philip V of Macedon and engaged in a period of erasing Macedonians from their inscribed documents and their cityscape.

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December 6, 2019

Videocast - "Socrates and the Health of Athens"

Socrates lived most of his adult life in a city suffering the effects of near continuous warfare (in which he took part) as well as significant epidemic disease, known generally as “the plague” described by Thucydides in memorably searing language in Book 2 of his history.

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December 6, 2019

Λειτουργία Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης κατά τις ημέρες των εορτών

H Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη θα παραμείνει κλειστή κατά τις ακόλουθες ημέρες: 18 Δεκεμβρίου μετά τις 13:30, 20 Δεκεμβρίου μετά τις 14:00, 24 Δεκεμβρίου, 25 Δεκεμβρίου, 26 Δεκεμβρίου, 31 Δεκεμβρίου, 1 Ιανουαρίου και 6 Ιανουαρίου.

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December 6, 2019

Hours of the Gennadius Library during the Holidays

The Gennadius Library will remain closed the following days: December 18 from 1:30 pm, December 20 from 2:00 pm, December 24, December 25, December 26, December 31, January 1, and January 6.

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New Book on Ottoman Athens

November 25, 2019

New Book on Ottoman Athens

We are very proud to announce the publication of “Ottoman Athens: Archaeology, Topography, History” edited by Maria Georgopoulou (Director of the Gennadius Library) and Konstantinos Thanasakis [289 pages, 95 illustrations]. The book was published by the Gennadius Library and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, with the support of the Association of the Philoi of the Gennadius Library.

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Hesperia 88.4 Now Online!

November 21, 2019

Hesperia 88.4 Now Online!

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 88.4. Topics in this issue include the reexamination of a multifigured Protoarchaic cup from Crete, the study of the Classical-period sculpture from the friezes of the Temple of Ares in the Athenian Agora, an exploration of the political value of timber in the 5th century, and a look at the influences of 5th-century Athenian art and civic religion on the staging of Euripides’ Ion.

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Hellenic University Club of Wilmington Hosts “Conversations with the American School”

November 21, 2019

Hellenic University Club of Wilmington Hosts “Conversations with the American School”

The Hellenic University Club (HUC) of Wilmington hosted “Conversations with the American School” at the historic Hagley Museum and Library in Delaware. Originally the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802, Hagley is now a museum set on 235 acres of land that tell the history of American business, technology, and innovation, and its impact on the world.

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Trustee Mary Lefkowitz Honored by Alpha Omega Council

November 21, 2019

Trustee Mary Lefkowitz Honored by Alpha Omega Council

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, the Alpha Omega Council (AOC) presented Professor Mary Lefkowitz with the coveted Philhellene Award at their 2019 Honors Gala. The annual dinner event was held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Nearly 300 guests were in attendance.

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2020 Aristeia Award Announcement

November 21, 2019

2020 Aristeia Award Announcement

The Association is pleased to announce that Susan I. Rotroff has been named the 2020 recipient of the Aristeia Award for Distinguished Alumni/ae of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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ASCSA at the 2020 AIA/SCS Annual Meeting in DC

November 21, 2019

ASCSA at the 2020 AIA/SCS Annual Meeting in DC

Use this list to join current American School members and staff for lectures, workshops, round table discussions and more at the 2020 AIA/SCS Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

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Stephanie Larson Speaks at Pancyprian Women’s Event

November 19, 2019

Stephanie Larson Speaks at Pancyprian Women’s Event

The Pancyprian Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) hosted a well-attended lecture by Stephanie Larson, Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Bucknell University, on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

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ASCSA Director Jenifer Neils Speaks at Macricostas Event in Western Connecticut

November 19, 2019

ASCSA Director Jenifer Neils Speaks at Macricostas Event in Western Connecticut

Professor Neils was invited by Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in Danbury, Connecticut to present a lecture on “The Parthenon: Then and Now” (October 22, 2019) during their inaugural “Macricostas Experience Week” to celebrate Greek culture.

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American School Launches 2019–20 Annual Appeal Campaign

November 19, 2019

American School Launches 2019–20 Annual Appeal Campaign

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Descendants of Clarence G. Lowe, second Libarian of the Gennadeion, at the ASCSA

November 9, 2019

Descendants of Clarence G. Lowe, second Libarian of the Gennadeion, at the ASCSA

The son of Clarence G. Lowe, Charles E. Lowe, and his wife Robbi, visited the School on Wednesday, October 23rd. Clarence G. Lowe (1897-1965), Professor of Classics at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, served as Librarian of the Gennadius Library for six years, from 1931 to 1937.

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November 5, 2019

Videocast - "Goats and Other Animals at Azoria: Public Feasting and Domestic Dining in Context"

Video archive of the lecture given by Flint Dibble (Wiener Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow), on October 31, 2019

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November 4, 2019

Videocast - "Spolia: Programmatic, Enigmatic, Problematic"

Video archive of the lecture given by Dale Kinney (Eugenia Chase Guild Professor in the Humanities Emeritus, Bryn Mawr), on October 29, 2019.

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November 4, 2019

Videocast - "Watchdogs of the People? The Demagogues of Ancient Greece"

Video archive of the lecture given by Matthew Simonton (Arizona State University), on October 24, 2019

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October 31, 2019

Videocast - "Εκδήλωση για τα 50 χρόνια από τον θάνατο του Στράτη Μυριβήλη"

Βίντεο της διάλεξης από τους, Μάριο Κυπαρίσση-Μώρο, Παντελή Μπουκάλα, Γιώργο Συρίμη και Λένα Παπαληγούρα, που πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 15 Οκτωβρίου.

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October 18, 2019

Videocast - "Notion Archaeological Research Project: The Biography of an Ancient Greek City in Ionia"

Christopher Ratté Notion was a Greek city on the western coast of Ionia, 50 km south of Smyrna. It was closely associated with the inland town of Colophon, 15 km to the north.

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Notes sur le siège de Château de Morée. Notes sur l'expédition de Morée en 1828

October 17, 2019

Notes sur le siège de Château de Morée. Notes sur l'expédition de Morée en 1828

Professor Jack Davis donated to the Gennadius Library a manuscript by Colonel Antoine-Charles-Félix Hecquet who headed a battalion of the 54th infantry regiment during the Morea expedition.

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The ASCSA students at the School's Archives

October 7, 2019

The ASCSA students at the School's Archives

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Days of Art Greece Covers the Blegen Library

September 30, 2019

Days of Art Greece Covers the Blegen Library

Days of Art Greece, a magazine publication that aims to promote the art and culture of Greece everyday, published a four page article on the Blegen Library in their latest edition.

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September 18, 2019

Videocast - "Himera: Excavations in the Western Necropolis. The Common Graves of the Soldiers Fallen in the Battles of 480 and 409 BC"

The video archive of the lecture of Stefano Vassalo, about Himera and the excavations in the Western Necropolis, is now available to watch in our digital video archive.

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Opening of the exhibition

September 17, 2019

Opening of the exhibition "Spolia: Transcripts of the Stones of the Little Metropolis"

The opening of the exhibition "Spolia: Transcripts of the Stones of the Little Metropolis" that took place on Tuesday September 10 in the Ioannis Makriyannis Wing was a great success.

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