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‘Traditions of the Trojan War’ to be topic of March 3 Moses Finley Lecture
‘Traditions of the Trojan War’ to be topicof March 3 Moses Finley LectureFebruary 25, 2005Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The nature and representations of the Trojan War, from Homer to modern cinema, will be explored during Syracuse University’s first Moses Finley Lecture of the semester on March 3. The lecture, sponsored by the Program in Classics in The College of Arts and Sciences, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Kittredge Auditorium, located in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall, and is free and open to the public. Paid public parking is available in the Comstock and Waverly Avenue visitor lots.
Alison Futrell, associate professor of history at the University of Arizona, will speak on “Troy: Epic and Tradition.”
Futrell, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley, has published and lectured widely on ancient history and classical traditions. Her publications include, “Blood in the Arena: The Spectacle of Roman Power” (University of Texas Press, 1997) and recent articles on the portrayal of Amazons and other ancient heroes on television.
The Finley Lecture Series honors the memory of Moses I. Finley ’27. Finley, one of the most influential historians of this century, enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College at Cambridge University.