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Meet the Team: Maria O’Leary

Our last “Meet the Team” post featured our Project Manager Dr Aaron Hershkowitz. Today, we’d like to introduce another integral member of the Krateros Team: Squeeze Digitization Assistant Maria O’Leary. Maria comes to us from a scientific background: she graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 1994 with a first class honors degree in Applied … Continue reading Meet the Team: Maria O’Leary

IG II(2) 3199: Dedication by Skribonia Paulleina to Athena Archegetis

The following translation was made by Hannah Welsh as part of an ancient Greek course at The Lawrenceville School in 2020-2021. It was reviewed by Krateros Project Manager Aaron Hershkowitz and Krateros Project Director Angelos Chaniotis. To Athena, the founder— Skribonia Paulleina, priestess [to Athena the founder], daughter of Skribonius Kapiton, dedicated the bowl from … Continue reading IG II(2) 3199: Dedication by Skribonia Paulleina to Athena Archegetis

How to Make a Squeeze

Most of the squeezes in the IAS collection are historic objects in their own right: Professor Benjamin Meritt created the heart of the collection during a year in England and Greece in 1935-36. Nowadays we may look at that fact, think about the state of photography at the time, and assume that, while squeezes had … Continue reading How to Make a Squeeze

Touring the Meritt Library: The Prosopographical Cards

This entry is adapted from materials originally posted on the Krateros Instagram page on December 4, 2020. December 4, 2020: Our last stop on this tour of the Meritt Library is the prosopographical filing cabinet. This imposing object holds tens of thousands of hand-written cards, each devoted to a person from ancient Greece. The cards draw … Continue reading Touring the Meritt Library: The Prosopographical Cards

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