Greek and Roman Studies Hosts Lecture/Performance Series
March 6, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - As part of a new lecture and performance series called the "IDES"
the department of Greek and Roman Studies will host Jon Solomon, the Robert D. Novak
Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Solomon will give a talk entitled "The Tradition of Troy and The Iliad in Popular
Culture," on Wednesday, March 15, at 4 p.m. in the Beckman Auditorium of The Ames
Library (1 Ames Plaza, Bloomington).
The event is free and open to the public and will be followed with refreshments.
Dedicated to the Roman god Jupiter, the Ides fell on the day of the full moon in the
Roman calendar. Because a full moon comes halfway through each lunation, its day
was called "Idus" in Latin, which means "divide." The department of Greek and Roman
Studies will celebrate the Ides with a guest speaker or performance each month during
the academic year on either the 13th or the 15th, depending on the month.
For more information, contact Nancy Sultan, professor and director of Greek and Roman
Studies, at (309) 556-3173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Kay Mitchell, (309) 556-3181