Neils to speak on "The Parthenon and Periklean Policy" at Coe

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2016-03-28 10:57:51 - General

Internationally renowned scholar Dr. Jenifer Neils will speak on "The Parthenon and Periklean Policy" in an upcoming James and Linnie Phifer History Speaker Series event at Coe College. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 5, beginning at 7 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall. It is open to the public at no charge, with a reception to follow.

Neils serves as a professor of classics and art history at Case Reserve Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. An expert on the art and architecture of the Parthenon and the author of "The Parthenon Frieze," Neils will speak on the construction of the iconic Parthenon in Athens, Greece, and its decoration.

In the presentation, Neils will discuss how the themes depicted on the building can be related to the specific policies and legislation of Perikles, the fifth century BCE statesman of Athens.

The James and Linnie Phifer History Speaker Series is named in honor of President Emeritus James Phifer and his wife, Linnie, in recognition of their nearly three decades of distinguished service to Coe College. Throughout his higher education career, President Phifer's academic and scholarly interests were in history.

The event is sponsored by the Coe College History Department, with additional support from the Anthropology Program.  For more information, visit or call 399-8581.