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Summer Classics Institute Set for June 13-17 at UW

June 4, 2010 — "Making Rome Great: How Roman Culture and Power Grew" will be the focus of this year's Summer Classics Institute June 13-17 at the University of Wyoming, conducted by the Wyoming Humanities Council.

UW faculty members and guest lecturers will speak and lead mini-courses and seminars on different aspects of seven centuries of ancient Roman history. Institute faculty members are: Laura DeLozier, UW classics academic professional lecturer; Phil Holt, UW classics professor; Marilyn Skinner, University of Arizona classics professor; and Eleanor Winsor Leach, Indiana University classics professor.

Free public lectures will be presented each evening at 7 p.m. in Room 186 of the UW College of Law Building. The schedule:

Sunday, June 13 -- "Republic and Empire: Roman Conservatism and Roman Growth," Holt.

Monday, June 14 -- "Women and Wealth in Republican Rome," Skinner.

Tuesday, June 15 -- "Celebrating a Trojan Ancestry," DeLozier.

Wednesday, June 16 -- Hannibal's Dreams: Cicero and Other Writers Remember the Wars," Leach.

Thursday, June 17 -- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," movie and discussion.

For more information about the classics institute and to register online go to or contact the Wyoming Humanities council at or (307) 721-9243.

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