Dear Members and Friend of the HellenicUniversity Club:

At our next Dinner-Lecture we are pleased to have as our speaker Prof. Barry Strauss, author of the recently published book The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece and Western Civilization.He will give an illustrated lecture on the subject of the book. Barry Strauss is currently professor of classics and history at CornellUniversity and an expert on naval warfare. His skill for scholarship and flair in explaining historical events have made him a frequent participant on such TV programs as PBS's series 'The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization," the Discovery Channel's 'Great Battles – Alexander and the Battle of Gaugamela," 'Real Gladiators," 'Who Killed Alexander?" 'The Real Jason," 'Who Killed Julius Caesar?" and in History Channel's 'Unconventional Warfare" and the 'Rise and Fall of Sparta." He has published op-ed pieces in The Washington Post, L.A. Times, and Newsday, and was quoted on the front pages of the Wall Street Journal as well as other major newspapers.

In its latest issue, Odyssey Magazine describes his richly illustrated new book as '... a combination of novelistic flair and careful scholarship as well as a combination of strategic analysis and exciting you-are-there detail… it reads like a classical drama. Characters include the cunning Athenian commander Themistocles; the outclassed Persian King Xerxes; the dramatist and sailor Aeschylus; and the half-Greek queen Artemisia, history's first female admiral."

You can purchase Prof. Strauss's new book at the Dinner-Lecture and he will sign it for you.

DATE & TIME:           Saturday, March 12, 2005

Social Hour:  6:00 PM, Dinner:  7:00 and Lecture at 8:00 PM

PLACE: The Hill Room, MaloneCenter, 4th floor (next to the Cafeteria in the Upper LMU Campus)

TOPIC "The Battle of Salamis, 480 B.C."

PRICE: $30 per person

For additional information call (310) 215-3130.

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(we must have your RSVP at least 3 days prior to event)

Parking instructions

Loyola Marymount University is about 2-miles north of LAX. Enter LMU Drive from Lincoln Blvd. (1/2 mile south of Jefferson Blvd) and continue to the Upper Campus. Park in any of the parking lots and walk to the cafeteria. Malone Center is adjacent to the cafeteria. Take the elevator to the 4th floor for the HILL ROOM.