Stanford Classics @ 125

This is an Archive of a Past Event

This exhibit, co-curated by Mark Pyzyk, a recent Stanford Classics Ph.D., examines the early history of Stanford Classics. Today, the Classics Department at Stanford University is a major center of American classics, and a world leader in the study of ancient Greece and Rome. The century and a quarter that intervenes between us and its foundation is often a sort of ever-advancing black box—that is, we seldom have an institutional memory that extends any further back than the recollection of the faculty's most senior member. This exhibit hopes to shed some light on that earlier place and time.

The Stanford University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to primary source materials that support the research needs of the Stanford community and beyond, including through the creation of exhibits.

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