The Colleges' annual Ghosts in Togas classics lecture for Halloween will focus on murder in its foulest forms.
(October 21, 2003) GENEVA, N.Y.—Colgate University Professor Robert Garland will give this year's “Ghosts in Togas” lecture, “Murder Most Foul” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The classics honor society on campus, Eta Sigma Phi, sponsors the lecture, which is in its fourth year.
Garland is a professor of classics at Colgate University and the author of several books in classical studies, including “Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks” (Greenwood Press, 1998); “The Eye of the Beholder” (Cornell, 1995); “Religion and the Greeks” (Bristol Classical Press, 1994); “Introducing New Gods” (Cornell, 1992); “The Greek Way of Life” (Cornell, 1990); “The Piraeus” (Duckworth, 1987); and “The Greek Way of Death” (Cornell, 1985). He has just finished a book on modern readings of Greek tragedy. Garland has also written numerous articles in various classical journals.
He was a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow for the Center for Hellenic Studies from 1985-1986; Fellow for the Institute for Advanced Study in the Spring of 1990; and the Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bristol University in 1995.
The lecture is free and open to the public.