Honor College Presents Religion, Medical Lecture With A Greek Twist

April 17, 2009

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Dr. Gareth Williams, chair of the classics department at Columbia University, will present "Health Matters: Apollo and Aesculapius in Ovid's Metamorphose" during Baylor University's Honors College Lecture Series at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, in the Cox Lecture Hall at Armstrong Browning Library on the Baylor campus.

Known as one of the "foremost Latin poetry scholars of our day", Williams lecture will feature a unique range of topics, including classics, religion, literature and the medical profession.

Williams will structure his lecture based off of ancient Greek mythology. Through the legends of Apollo and Aesculapius, who are both gods of medicine and healing, Williams will discuss how one succeeds while the other fails.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by Baylor's Department of Classics, University Scholars Program, Honors Program and the Medical Humanities program.

For more information about this lecture, visit the Honors College Lecture Series website.

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