Yearly Halloween talk combines the eerie with the classics
(Oct. 21, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.—Eta Sigma Phi, the HWS Chapter of the Classics National Honor Society, will offer its fifth annual Ghosts in Togas Halloween talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus.
This year's talk will be given by Naomi Rood, an assistant professor of classics at Colgate University. She will speak on “Monsters in Greek Poetry.” The talk is free and open to the public.
Rood holds a B.A. in comparative literature from Yale University, an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton University. Before joining the Colgate faculty in 2001 she taught at the University of Chicago. Rood specializes in ancient Greek literature, classics in the Western tradition, Hellenistic poetry and archaic Greek poetry.