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Lectures & Panel Discussions

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  1. After Thermopylae: How Wars are Concluded and Commemorated
    Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 7 PM
    Paul Cartledge will join fellow historians Bruce Cole, Eugenia Kiesling, and James Romm for a stimulating discussion about how wars end and how they are remembered, drawing examples from the Graeco-Persian Wars, the Great War, and the War on Terror.
  2. Waiting for the Barbarians
    Monday, February 11, 2013, 7 PM
    Daniel Mendelsohn with John Freeman

    “For all criticism is based on that equation: Knowledge + Taste = Meaningful Judgment,” writes Daniel Mendelsohn, ...
  3. Masters of Command and the Genius of Leadership
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 7 PM
    Williamson Murray, Waller R. Newell, and Barry Strauss
    The New York Public Library
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    South Court Auditorium
  4. Ancient Greek Technology
    Thursday, October 06, 2011, 6:30 PM
    Join us for an evening in which we examine a fundamental aspect of life in ancient Greece — technology. Although better known for their myths, philosophy, and military history, the ancient Greeks were also a technology-minded nation.
  5. The Right to be Different:
    Difference and Self-Determination in a Globalized World

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 6:30 PM
    What becomes of the ideal of the public good - of mutual social concern, universal human aspirations and the principle of commonwealth - in an age when "the right to be different" has taken the center of the political stage?
    Why has identity emerged so rapidly and decisively as an ideological issue?
  6. Astronomical Computers in Antiquity?
    The Antikythera Mechanism

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    In 1900, a shipwreck (dated between 86 and 67 B.C.) was found near the island of Antikythera, between Crete and mainland Greece. It contained numerous ancient Greek treasures, including a mysterious lump of calcified bronze, which experts determined to be the earliest known manufactured gears. Known since as the Antikythera Mechanism...
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