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Summer Classics Institute Set for June 7-11 at UW

May 21, 2009 — The fascinating world of Socrates and late 5th century B.C. will be featured during the 10th annual Summer Classics Institute, June 7-11 at the University of Wyoming.

The free lecture series is supported by the Wyoming Humanities Council, which serves as a catalyst for Wyoming's collective imagination by bringing ideas to life for hundreds of organizations and thousands of people, and the UW Department of Modern and Classical Languages. All lectures will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 142 of the UW College of Law Building.

The institute also includes mini-courses and seminars on the writings of Plato and other sophists. Pre-registration is required.

UW professor Phil Holt's presentation, "Intellectuals in Context: Athens in the late 5th Century B.C.," will open the lecture series Sunday, June 7.

The series continues Monday, June 8, with "Staging Intellectualism: Euripides and Athens," by University of New Mexico professor Lorenzo Garcia; Tuesday, June 9, with "Protagoras Refutes Himself," by UW professor Rob Colter; Wednesday, June 10, with "Wine, Women and Song: The Symposium in Ancient Art," by Tulane University professor Susann Lusnia; and concludes Thursday, June 11, with Holt's presentation of "Socrates on Trial."

For more information on the summer institute, call Sheila Bricher-Wade at (307) 721-9246, e-mail, or go to the Web site at

Phil Holt

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009

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