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Winters first to survey archaeology of Greek island

Dr. Timothy Winters, associate professor of Greek and Latin, has completed a 10-year survey of Salamis archaeology.

He will discuss his research and experiences from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, in UC 307. A question-and-answer session will follow.

This is a long project, during which I have visited Salamis Island repeatedly, walking the terrain and looking for unexcavated archaeological material, says Winters, who initially became curious about the islands archaeology while attending graduate school in Athens.
Dr. Timothy Winters, associate professor of Greek and Latin, has completed a 10-year survey of Salamis' archaeology.

He will discuss his research and experiences from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, in UC 307. A question-and-answer session will follow.

“This is a long project, during which I have visited Salamis Island repeatedly, walking the terrain and looking for unexcavated archaeological material,” says Winters, who initially became curious about the island's archaeology while attending graduate school in Athens.

“I was challenged [to survey the island] by a professor at the American School of Classical Studies,” he says. “No one had ever surveyed the island.”

Winters' decade of research resulted in “A Source Book on the Island of Salamis,” which he completed last summer. The book discusses Salamis' mythology, archaeological sites and ancient literary references to the island.

Salamis, or Salamania, is the historical location of Greece's victory over Persia's King Xerxes. It also is the hometown of famed poet and playwright, Euripides, as well as the Trojan War hero Ajax.

Winters' research discussion is the first of four scheduled throughout the semester. Sponsored by APSU Academic Affairs, all discussions are free and open to the public.
For further information, telephone 7676.
—Terry Stringer