Siegfried Jakel, a leading scholar inclassics, history and German literature will present Greek Mythology: Homer,Hesiod, and a Glimpse of Tragedy, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 4:15 p.m. inDwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center, Hamilton College. The lecture isfree and open to the general public.

A professor of classics at the University of Turku, Finland for over 20 years,Jakel has also held several teaching posts in Germany, was a fellow of theBritish Academy, and was a junior fellow at the U.S. Center of HellenicStudies. He has authored several books, articles and reviews on classics,ancient philosophy and German literature and is an award-winning, highlysought-after lecturer and public speaker.

The Jakel lecture is funded by the Winslow Lecture Fund, which was establishedthrough a bequest from William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, to supportlectures on classical archaeology.

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