Professor David Roessel with a group of about 20 students, all war veterans, from Stockton University visited the School's Archives on March 15th. David's class reads the Iliad and Odyssey along with Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay, and other books that relate the poems to the experience of combat. The group had been in Ithaca looking for Odysseus, so the theme of their visit was "Homeric":  they were shown Heinrich Schliemann's excavation diaries, Michael Ventris's letter to Carl Blegen (July 4, 1952) announcing the decipherment of Linear B; and recitation of George Seferis's poem "King of Asine."

A fun and knowledgeable group with many interests!