College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Classics Hosts Lecture Mon., Nov. 7 on Surgical Tools in Ancient Times

On Monday, November 7, the department of classics will present a lecture entitles, “The Tools of Asklepius: Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times.”  The speaker will be Larry Bliquez, professor emeritus of classics from the University of Washington, Seattle.  The lecture is located at the University of Mississippi Museum, and will begin at 4:30pm. The event is free to the public.

In an article written by Nancy Wick in the UW News and Information, Bliquez said, “when you teach the classics, you’re helping people to learn about themselves because you’re giving them a model to compare themselves to. The Greeks and Romans, after all, raised most of the important questions–justice, duty, citizenship, statecraft, fate, God–and they gave some answers that are still interesting, even if you don’t agree with them. These are questions I think every student should wrestle with.”

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