Mar 28, 2013

UCSB History Professor to Lecture at CNU

(Newport News, Va.) - Dr. John W. I. Lee, Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), will lecture at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in Christopher Newport University’s Gaines Theatre in The Freeman Center. The richly illustrated lecture, “A Greek Soldier's Story: Xenophon's Anabasis and the March of the Ten Thousand, 401-399 BC,” is free and open to the public. A meet-and-greet will follow the program.

The event marks the seventh annual Elizabeth Frances Jones Lecture in Classical Studies. Additional funds are provided by CNU’s Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, Classics Club, the Paul and Rosemary Trible Library, and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures.

Lee, a former James Wheeler Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, is an expert on war in the ancient world. He is the author of A Greek Army on the March: Soldiers and Survival in Xenophon's 'Anabasis,' and has also written on Greek and Persian armies, women in ancient war, the origins of military autobiography, and urban combat in antiquity. He currently directs the ancient Mediterranean studies program at UCSB and is co-organizer of the University of California Multi-Campus Research Group on Ancient Borderlands.

For more information about the event, contact Dr. David M. Pollio, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, at david.pollio@cnu.edu or (757) 594-7020.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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