Abstracts of issue 18 (2003)

Ion Zottos

Humanistic Studies at the Traditional American Universities

Because of the relative lack of information in Greece regarding the old American universities, and as a graduate (M.A., Ph.D.) of the University of Pennsylvania himself, the author chose to say a few words on the subject of the “Ivy League” Universities in America, focusing on the emphasis given by them to the traditional (European) culture, to humanism and to the importance given to interdisciplinary studies. After some preliminary remarks on the state of things at the Department of Classical Studies, the focus shifts to the English and Music Departments: the uniqueness of the multi-faceted personality of Otto E. Albrecht (and of the Music Library dedicated in his honour) is stressed, while personal characteristic academic reminiscences round off the present paper.

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