Tenth Anniversary Celebration
of the John C. Rouman Classical
Lecture Series at the University of
New Hampshire

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UNH Welcomes Filmmaker Michael Wood for Tenth Anniversary of Rouman Classical Lecture Series

(October 8, 2007 Durham, NH)--The University of New Hampshire welcomes Emmy-nominated British filmmaker Michael Wood as part of its 10th anniversary celebration of the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series.

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has designated the fourth week of October 2007 as Classics Week in New Hampshire in honor of the 10th anniversary of the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series. UNH will hold a series of events as part of its celebration of the lecture series Oct. 23-26, 2007. The celebration culminates with the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture, "The Point of the Classics: The Enduring Image of Greece" by Wood. All events are open to the public.

“Wood is an exhilarating speaker who, in person and on film, brings the past to life again, passionately showing the interconnections between the ancient and medieval worlds and our own. Ancient Greece has been a continual source of inspiration for him, and the university is pleased to have him on campus to share his love of the classical world,” said Stephen Trzaskoma, Associate Professor and coordinator of UNH Ancient Greek Program.

For the past decade, the Rouman Lecture has brought world-famous speakers to the state to talk about all aspects of the ancient world. The series began in 1997 with a grant from the Christos and Mary Papoutsy Charitable Foundation. The series is named after one of the university's most distinguished members of the faculty, John C. Rouman, who taught for decades at UNH and served as the chair of the Classics Program.

Topics explored by the series have covered a range of subjects within Greco-Roman civilization, including mythology, literature, history, art, philosophy, and language, and feature lectures delivered by internationally recognized speakers and scholars.

Photo © Joanna Vestey

With more than 70 documentary films to his credit, Wood is the writer and host of many critically acclaimed series on PBS, including “Art of the Western World,” “Legacy,” “Conquistadors,” “Shakespeare” and “In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great.” More than a dozen of his films have focused on Greek history, among them the Emmy-nominated “In Search of the Trojan War.” New Hampshire Public Television will air Woods' Myths Series in advance of Classics Week, beginning Monday, Oct. 8. For more information, visit http://www.nhptv.org/schedule/series.asp?progSer=12921&chnl=1010.

For a complete listing of UNH Classics Week events, visit http://www.helleniccomserve.com/woodclassicswk.html

For more information, contact Professors Scott Smith, 603-862-2388, or Stephen Trzaskoma, 603-862-3648, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts, University of New Hampshire.

NHPTV to Air Woods' Myths Series in Advance of Classics Week

Broadcast channels updated October 4, 2007

New Hampshire Public Television Announces October Special Broadcast Schedule for Woods' In Search of Myths Series:
(Analog Channel 11 Durham,18 Pittsburg, 49 Littleton, 52 Keene, Digital Channel 57 Durham, 48 Littleton, 49 Keene, 50 Hanover)

Day Date Time Program

Monday Oct. 8 9-10 PM In Search of Myths and Heroes: The Queen of Sheba
Monday Oct. 8 10-11 PM In Search of Myths and Heroes: Arthur: The Once and Future King
Monday Oct. 15 9-10 PM In Search of Myths and Heroes: Shangri-La
Monday Oct. 15 10-11 PM In Search of Myths and Heroes: Jason and the Golden Fleece
Thursday Oct. 18 11 PM In Search of Myths and Heroes: Jason and the Golden Fleece
Sunday Oct. 21 10 PM In Search of Myths and Heroes: Jason and the Golden Fleece

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NHPTV Night: Pre-lecture Meet and Mingle Event for Michael Wood on the UNH Campus in Durham on Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Location updated October 4, 2007

NHPTV invites you to meet Michael Wood prior to his Tuesday evening lecture. The gathering is scheduled from 5:00--6:00pm at the Wildcat Den in MUB (Memorial Union Building). The Den is located one floor below the Strafford Room lecture hall.

(Updated 14 October 2007)

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