November 1, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Classicists Barry Strauss, Paula Debnar and Alan Boegehold will present "Lessons from Ancient History:" A Panel on Thucydides, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Lamont Fund and the Amherst Department of Classics, the discussion and reception to follow are free and open to the public.

Strauss, the author The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece-and Western Civilization (2004), is a professor of classics and history at Cornell University. Debnar is a professor of classics at Mount Holyoke College, and author of "Speaking the Same Language: Speech and Audience in Thucydides' Spartan Debates." Boegehold, a professor emeritus of classics at Brown University and author of the "The Lawcourts at Athens" and numerous studies of Greek history, archaeology, and literature, taught at Amherst College in 2002-03.