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Classicists discuss jazz and rap, Nov. 12

Two distinguished scholars of ancient Greek and Roman literature will deliver a lecture comparing rap artist Eminem to the Roman satire of Juvenal, and jazz to Homeric verse composition at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in 2 Robertson Hall.

Addressing "Classical Analogues to African-American Music and Art" will be: Susanna Braund, professor of classics at Yale University; and Ralph Rosen, professor of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

The event is part of a series devoted to the accomplishments of African-American classical scholars and the impact of the classical literary tradition on African-American life, art and thought. The series is organized by James Tatum, professor of classics at Dartmouth College. Tatum is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton and currently is teaching a course on "African-American Writers and the Literary Tradition."

The lecture is sponsored by the University Center for Human Values . For more information, call (609) 258-4798 or e-mail the center.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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