Ancient Greek Fighting Ships

Friday, March 26th, 2004, 7:30 PM at the Almonte United Church Social Hall

Speaker: A. Trevor Hodge

Topic: Ancient Greek Fighting Ships

Trevor Hodge was born in Belfast, N. Ireland, and holds the degrees of BA, MA, and PhD from Cambridge University. Also, since 1960, a Professor of Classical Archaeology at Carleton University, Ottawa. An expert on ancient art and archaeology, his main field of research is Roman aqueducts. As well as being a frequent contributor to Canadian newspapers, he is a popular speaker for the Archaeology Institute of America and CBC National Radio.

Trevor Hodge is now retired and holds the title of Distinguished Research Professor. He admits, his chief ambition is to some day combine his talents as detective, writer, archaeologist, and railway-man by straightening out Agatha Christie on what really did happen during the Murder on the Orient Express. Hodge’s Almonte Lecture on ancient warships will include slides and a short (4.5 minute) videotape of the rebuilt trireme Olympias in action, showing the rowers at work.