11:00 AM11:00

Class-Conn Meet-Up

Meet for a walk through the Yale University Art Gallery (which contains an actual Mithraeum!) led by a fluent Latin speaker, James Dobreff of University of Massachusetts, Boston. There will be opportunity for informal Latin conversation and beginners are encouraged to come. After the Gallery visit, participants can choose to continue the conversation over lunch at one of New Haven's many fabulous restaurants.




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Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 13th!

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7:00 PM19:00

Josiah Ober to Discuss the Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

What: Josiah Ober will deliver the Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture in European and American Art, Culture, and History. By applying novel approaches to newly available data, Ober will discuss how the rise of classical Greece was the result of political breakthroughs and economic development. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow in the Grand Room in Hallden Hall’s North Wing.

When: Monday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m.

Where: McCook Auditorium on the Trinity College campus, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, Connecticut

Background: Ober is the Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor in Honor of Constantine Mitsotakis, Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. He works on historical institutionalism and political theory, discussing the political thought and practice of the ancient Greek world and its contemporary relevance. He earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan and his B.A. in history from the University of Minnesota.

Ober is the author of many books, including Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical AthensAthenian Legacies: Essays on the Politics of Going on TogetherPolitical Dissent in Democratic Athens: Intellectual Critics of Popular Ruleand Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens: Rhetoric, Ideology, and the Power of the People. His book The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece will be available in May. 

The Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture in European and American Art, Culture, and History is an outgrowth of a fund established in 1996 in her memory by friends, family, and her husband, Joseph F. Wassong, Jr. ’59. The annual lecture features members of Trinity’s faculty and guest scholars in alternating years. The lecturers are from various academic disciplines, and their topics range from antiquity to the present day. This year’s event marks the 18th Wassong Memorial Lecture.


For more information, please contact Trinity’s Office of Donor Relations at (860) 297-2010. For media inquiries, please contact Julia Chianelli, director of advancement communications, at (860) 297-4278 or, or James Sargent, communications associate, at (860) 297-2140

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10:50 AM10:50

ClassConn Meetup at Yale Art Gallery

10:50 a.m. meet at the plaza outside the Yale Art Gallery on Chapel Street in New Haven

11:00-12:30 tour Yale Art Gallery on your own or in small groups

12:30-1:00 regroup and walk to local cafe for a snacks or coffee and discussion!


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to Jan 5

Measuring and Mapping Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU

Measuring and Mapping Space will explore the ways in which ancient Greek and Roman societies understood, perceived, and visualized both the known and the unknown areas of their world. It brings together more than forty objects, combining ancient artifacts with Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and printed books that draw upon ancient geographic treatises. Together, they provide a fascinating overview of Greco-Roman theories of the shape and size of the Earth, ancient methods of surveying and measuring land, and the ways in which geography was used in Roman political propaganda. A specially designed multimedia display examines the increasing importance of modern technologies in mapping the ancient world.

Beginning at 11am on Friday, October 4, the exhibition will be open from 11am - 6pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Late hours on Fridays until 8pm. Closed Mondays.

 More information avalable here.

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