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Our Publications

SPGH occasionally publishes the proceedings of its programs in book form. One of our publications, The World of Troy, is regularly assigned in college courses throughout the country. Many of our books are available for purchase; contact us for information.


Dialogues Vol. V

2010, 46 pp. Three papers delivered between 2009 and 2010. Papers include "Herodotus: A Pluralist Polymath for Our Own Times" byPaul Cartledge of Cambridge University; "Feeling and Thinking: Are they Really Different? The View from Ancient Greece" by David Konstan of Brown University; and "The Subjectivity of Fear as Reflected in Ancient Greek Wording" by Greg Nagy, Director of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies. 

Dialogues Vol. III

2008, 58 pp. Two papers delivered by panelists at a special seminar on "Faith and Reason," held in May 2007. Papers include "Some Reflections on Polytheism and Atheism" by Mary Lefkowitz, Professor Emerita of Classics at Wellesley College; and "Can Faith and Doubt Co-Exist" by Tom Lange, reporter and writer. Book also includes a transcription of the audience discussion session.

Dialogues Vol. IV

2009, 44 pp. Four papers given between 2008 and 2009. Papers include "Ancient Greece and the American Founding Fathers" by Carl J. Richard of the University of Louisiana; "Aristotle and the Perfect Life" by Daniel N. Robinson of Oxford University; "Wisdom from the Past: The Relevance of the Greek Classics" by Alexandros Mallias, former Greek Ambassador to the U.S.; and "In Alexander's Wake: Greek Culture in Central Asia" by Athanasios Moulakis.

Dialogues Vol. II

2008, 133 pp. Four papers adapted from lectures given between 2006 and 2007. Papers include "When to Stop Performing? The Delphic Festivals, Nietzsche, and Mounting Militarism of the Late 1920s and 1930s" by Gonda Van Steen of the University of Arizona; "Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind" by Nancy Sherman of Georgetown University; "Albion, Rome, and Athens: Political Ideals and American Democracy" by Sanford Lakoff of the University of California - San Diego; and "What Does Jerusalem Have to Do With Athens? The Intersection of Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology in the Fourth-Century and Today" byJennifer Hockenberry of Mount Mary College.

Dialogues Vol. I

2007, 139 pp. Four papers adapted from lectures given between 2004 and 2006. Papers include "Dictatorships: Ancient and Modern" by Clive Foss, Professor of History at Georgetown University; "The Intangible Motives of International Conflict: Cleopatra's Nose and the Shadow of Helen" by Athanasios Moulakis, professor and scholar at the Smithsonian Institution's Woodrow Wilson Center; "How Christian Byzantium Preserved its Ancient Greek Influence" by Judith Herrin, Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at Kings College London; and "Ancient Greece and Modern Conversation: The View from Hume" by Stephen Miller, author ofConversation: A History of a Declining Art.

Odysseus Across The Centuries 

2003, 28 pp. A lecture by Peter Bien, Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College and President of the Modern Greek Studies Association. Held at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D. C. on September 18, 2000.

Empires and Superpowers : Their Rise and Fall

2005, 218 pp. Proceedings from a seminar on the rise and fall of five empires. Chapters by Costa Carras, founder and chairman of Elliniki Etairia (SPGH's Greek affiliate); founder and former vice-chair of SPGH Michael Sarbanes, Marshall scholar at Oxford; Myles McDonnell, associate professor in the department of classical languages and culture at Fordham University and author of Roman Manliness: Virtues and the Roman Republic and numerous articles on Greco-Roman history; Gábor Àgoston, associate professor in the history department of Georgetown University; and Geoffrey Treasure, a historian and author from Herefordshire, England, general editor of Who's Who in British History, and author of two volumes covering formative years of the British empire (1714-1837).

The Meaning of Classical Theatre Through the Ages

2003, 26 pp. Proceedings from a seminar held on December 3, 2001. Presentations by Professor Bernard M. W. Knox, Professor Emeritus of Yale University, Director Emeritus of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C., and Chair Emeritus of SPGH; Michael Kahn, Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D. C. and director of the Drama Division of the Juilliard School; Joy Zinoman, artistic and managing director of the Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. and founder of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory; and Michael Dirda, moderator of the seminar, writer and senior editor of the Washington Post Book World.

The Destiny of the Parthenon Marbles

1999, 114 pp. Proceedings from a seminar held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. on February 13, 1999. Presentations by: Karl E. Meyer, author of The Plundered Past, who has written extensively on the issues of cultural plunder and restitution; William St. Clair, Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge and author of Lord Elgin and the Marbles; David A. Walden, secretary to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO; John H. Merryman, Sweitzer Professor of Law and Cooperating Professor of Art Emeritus at Stanford University; Stephen G. Miller, Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley and director of the Nemea Excavations in Greece since 1973; and Alexandros Mantis, senior archaeologist of the Acropolis Division in Greece's Ministry of Culture.

Were the Achievements of Ancient Greece Borrowed from Africa?

1997, 80 pp. Proceedings from a seminar held on November 16, 1996. Presentations by: Erich Martel, teacher of Advanced Placement U.S. and Modern World History at Wilson High School in Washington, D.C.; Stanley Burstein, Chair of the department of History at California State University, Los Angeles; Dr. S.O.Y. Keita, a biological anthropologist and Research Associate at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois; James D. Muhly, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern History at the University of Pennsylvania; Jay Jasonoff, Professor of Linguistics at Cornell University; and Dr. Frank Yurko, an Egyptologist and Research Associate at The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois.

Mycenean Treasures of the Aegean Bronze Age Repatriated

1996, 61 pp. Proceedings of a symposium, co-sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, and held on January 27, 1996. Presentations by: Robert Elia, Archaeology Department, Boston University; Katie Demakopoulou, Director, National Archaeological Museum;James Fitzpatrick, Senior Partner, Arnold and Porter law firm; Thomas L. Freudenheim, Moderator; Bernard M.W. Knox, Director Emeritus, Center for Hellenic Studies; Constance Lowenthal, Executive Director, International Foundation for Art Research;Stephen G. Miller, Professor, Department of Classics, University of California; and James Wright, Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies.

The Iliad, the Odyssey and the Real World

1998, 120 pp. Proceedings from a seminar held on March 6-7, 1998. Presentations by: Deborah Boedeker, professor of Classics at Brown University and co-director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C.; Stanley Lombardo, classicist and poet teaching at the University of Kansas; Ahuvia Kahane, teacher of the classics at Northwestern University and expert on the ancient epic; Erwin Cook, teacher of classics at the University of Texas at Austin and a specialist in Homer, mythology, and religion; andJonathan Shay, faculty member of Tufts University Medical School and a psychiatrist practicing in the Boston area, whose patients are combat veterans.

The World of Troy : Homer, Schliemann and the Treasures of Priam

1997, 110 pp. Proceedings from a seminar held on February 21-22, 1997. Presentations by: Donald Easton, archaeologist and scholar; Susan Heuck Allen, Visiting Scholar from Brown University; James Wright, Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Bryn Mawr College; Manfred Korfmann, professor of Prehistory and Bronze Age History at the University of Tubingen and editor of the journal Studia Troica; Kurt Raaflaub, professor of Classics and History at Brown University, and joint director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.; and Brian Rose, associate professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, who has been in charge of post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy since 1988.

A Challenge to Democracy

1995, 104 pp. Proceedings of a symposium honoring the 2,500 anniversary of democracy's first application in Greece. Held at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., April 22-23 1994. Presentations by: Walter R. Conner, President and Director of the National Humanities Center; Christopher Hitchens, Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair; Bernard M.W. Knox, Director Emeritus, Center for Hellenic Studies; Donald Lambros, Chief Political Correspondent, The Washington Times; Colman McCarthy, Columnist, The Washington Post Writers Group; Marianne McDonald, Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego; Thomas Oliphant,Washington Columnist, The Boston Globe; Robert Wallace, Associate Professor, Northwestern University; and Garry Wills, Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University.

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