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Classics Department Resurrects History With Festival

The event — which featured several lectures from professors and Latin declamation contest for students — was the first of its kind at Cornell to be open to the public, according to Platt. Students from Ithaca High School and Ithaca Montessori School joined Cornellians among the attendees.

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Cornell Cast Collection Figures Introduced to Klarman Hall

Students and faculty passing through Klarman Hall can now admire a cast of the Flying Nike which was installed in the hall’s atrium on Feb. 10, according to the University. The Flying Nike — the Greek goddess of victory and one of many restored pieces from the College of Arts and Sciences’ cast collection — is the first of several plaster figures to be added to the atrium. The collection was compiled in the late 19th century and “is a valuable antique collection in its own right,” said Prof. Verity Platt, classics and history of art, curator of the Cornell Cast Collection. Prior to installation, many of the casts were on display in the Museum of Classical Archaeology, on the ground floor of Goldwin Smith Hall.