John W. Rettig Lecture Series presents Prof. Karl Galinsky

From Romulus to Isis: Religion as a Cohesive Force in Ancient Rome | October 16, 2003

Professor Karl Galinsky has gained an international reputation for his work in Augustan age Roman civilization, literature, religion and art. Author of some 10 books and numerous articles, he has lectured extensively throughout the world, has directed many NEH seminars, served on numerous committees and received many fellowships and awards for teaching excellence. He is currently Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as chair of the Classics Department for 16 years.

The Lecture series is named to honor John W. Rettig, Professor of Classics (1968-1996), for his exemplary work on behalf of Xavier University, the Department of Classics, and the Honors Bachelor of Arts program.

The Honors Bachelor of Arts program was established in 1948 by Father William Hetherington, S.J., in an effort to preserve the classical Jesuit liberal arts tradition. Honors A.B. students pursue the study of Latin, Greek and philosophy for four years, in addition to completing Xavier's core curriculum.

This lecture series carries on the spirit of humanities education represented by these programs.