On Thursday, November 3, 2016, students and faculty packed Rittenberg Lounge in the Trinity College Mather Student Center to hear a lectured by Vincent Tomasso, Assistant Professor of Classics. Tomasso’s talk, “Greek for Amazons. Wonder Woman’s Words Through the Ages,” discussed the curious use of Greek letters and words in the film and original comic book versions of the Wonder Woman story. Tomasso noted that Greek was required for admission to Trinity in the earlier twentieth century, and the connections between classical mythology and the creator of the original Wonder Woman character.
You can view a videotape of the whole lecture here.
Tomasso’s talk was supported by the Classics Department’s Moore Fund, a small endowed fund devoted to promoting the study of classical Greek at Trinity. Students excited about learning Greek can take Greek 101 in the coming spring 2017 semester.