Graduate Education in Classics: A Continuing Conversation....

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" Does Graduate Education in Classics Need Reform?

December 3, 1994
University of Pennsylvania


Opening Statements

Ralph Rosen called the meeting to order and introduced three keynote speakers, Lowell Edmunds, Bernie Frischer, and Richard Thomas. Each of them spoke to the question of whether there is a problem with graduate education in classics and in the profession at large, and commented on what might be done to address such a problem, whether it is real or merely perceived. A lively discussion ensued, continuing for almost three hours (including a short coffee break). What follows is a summary or the main lines of the discussion rather than a formal set of minutes.

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