Jenifer Neils to Present Slater Lecture

November 05, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Jenifer Neils, the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History and Classics at Case Western Reserve University, will present the Slater Lecture at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 14 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Neils will present “The Parthenon Sculptures and Periklean Policies.”

According, Neils graduated Magna Cum Laude and with honor, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in classical and near Eastern archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree with first class honors from Sydney University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in classical art and archaeology from Princeton University.

Neils has written several books. Some of her recent work includes Striving for Excellence: Greek Childhood and the Olympic Spirit, co-authored and edited in 2004; Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past, co-edited with John Oakley in 2003 and The Games at Athens, Agora Picture Book 25, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, with Steve Tracy. The Parthenon: From Antiquity to the Present, is currently in progress.

The Thelma Tournay Slater Classics Lecture is made possible through a gift of Thelma E. (Tournay '42) Slater. Slater's lifelong passion for the classics began at Mount Union. The gift supports student enrichment through an increased appreciation of the civilization and cultural achievements of ancient Greek and Rome that stand at the core of a liberal arts education.

The event is free and open to the public.

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