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Friends event to honor Fagles, March 4

The Friends of the Library will hold a celebration in honor of professor Robert Fagles and his wife, Lynne, on Sunday, March 4, starting at 4 p.m. in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.

Fagles is the Arthur Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus and a renowned translator of Greek and Latin classics. Last fall, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Bush.

Members of the Princeton faculty and former students of Fagles will read passages from Homer, Virgil and other ancient authors in the original language and from Fagles' translations of them. Two of his own poems also will be read. The readings are open to the public.

The celebration will continue, for members of the Friends of the Library who have made reservations, with a reception and dinner at Prospect. To become a member of the Friends of the Library, call Linda Oliveira at 258-3155 or go to

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