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Library friends host talk on ancient Rome

ATHENS, Ohio (May 16, 2005) -- Assistant Professor of Classics and World Religions Lynne Lancaster will speak on "Technological Innovation in Ancient Rome: What Concrete Tells Us about Roman Society" on Tuesday, May 17. Her talk will be held at 3:30 p.m., in the Friends of the Library Room located on the third floor of the Alden Library.

"We are delighted to have professor Lancaster make this presentation to the Friends," said Catherine Brown, program chair for the group. "Her talk promises to be quite informative."

Lancaster joined Ohio University in 1997. She received her training in architecture from Virginia Tech and in classical archaeology from Oxford University. Lancaster is the author of a forthcoming book on vaulted ceilings scheduled for release in June. Her talk is distilled from the book.

The program will be sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries of Ohio University. It is free and open to the public.

The Friends of the Libraries of Ohio University was established in 1979 to support the Libraries and its collections, operations and staff.

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Media Contact: Ohio University Friends of the Libraries Executive Secretary George W. Bain, (740) 593-2713 or bain@ohio.edu

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