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The Slater Lecture

Jenifer Neils2013 Slater Lecture
Jenifer Neils, the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History and Classics at Case Western Reserve University, presented “The Parthenon Sculptures and Periklean Policies” at the Slater Lecture on Thursday at the University of Mount Union.

Neils spoke about both the traditional and newer, innovative elements of the Parthenon. Older themes in the temple include the birth of the Greek goddess Athena and the fight between the Greeks and the Amazons. Newer themes apparent in temple sculptures involve wedding scenes and the strife between Athena and Poseidon. Read more.

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 case.edu, 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.

- See more at: http://www.mountunion.edu/jenifer-neils-to-present-slater-lecture#sthash.baup7mTL.dpuf

About the Slater Lecture
The Thelma Tournay Slater Classics Lecture is made possible through a gift of Thelma E. (Tournay '42) Slater. Her 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.

Past Slater Lecturers

2005

Michele Valerie Ronnick, professor at Wayne State University

2006

An Evening in the Shadow of the Ancient Roman Elite

2007

Lana Schwebel, assistant professor of English at Stern College of Yeshiva University

2009 Dr. Kurt Raaflaub and Dr. Seth Rockman, professors at Brown University
   
2011 Dr. Niall Slater, professor of Latin and Greek at Emory University
   
2012 Caroline Lawrence, author of the Roman Mysteries series