New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host an international conference, “Herodotus Now: The Personal and the Political,” March 29-30, at NYU’s Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East (at Washington Place). The event, the 2007 Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies, is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.8100 or for more information.

The timeliness of Herodotus, often referred to as both the “father of lies” and the “founder of the discipline of history,” will be the topic of discussion throughout the conference. Speakers include Paul Cartledge (NYU and Cambridge University), Rosaria Munson (Swarthmore College), Tom Harrison (University of Liverpool), Leslie Kurke (University of California, Berkeley), Christopher Pelling (Oxford University), and David Konstan (Brown University).

Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R (8th Street)

“Herodotus Now” is held in conjunction with NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and supported by the Hellenic Parliament and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.

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