February 28, 2006

Profs Explore Lasting In?uence of Ancient Greece

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From the very name of Ithaca, NY to the stately Parthenon-style columns of Goldwin Smith Hall, ancient Greek culture has heavily shaped the Cornell campus. Reflecting on this influence, three Cornell classics professors held a discussion panel on how ancient Greek civilization has impacted Western society yesterday evening in Goldwin Smith’s Kaufman Auditorium.

Prof. John Coleman, classics, opened the panel by drawing parallels in modern and ancient Greek architecture.

“The porch of this building [Goldwin Smith]