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Nigel Nicholson is the Walter Mintz Professor of Classics, and is currently serving as the Dean of the Faculty at Reed College. He received his BA from Oxford and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Nicholson's research focuses on Greek athletics and politics, particularly in Sicily and southern Italy and he recently wrote The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician, Oral Tradition and the Deinomenid Empire (Oxford University Press, 2015) and edited a special issue of the "Paedagogus" section of Classical World 108 (2015) on teaching literary theory to graduates and undergraduates in Classics. Currently he is working with Dr. Nathan Selden of Oregon Health Sciences University on a project for Oxford University Press, The Rhetoric of Medicine: Contemporary Lessons from Ancient Greece. nnichols@reed.edu

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10/16/2016Nigel Nicholson
This paper was delivered as part of "The Future of Classical Education: A Dialogue," a panel organized by the SCS Program Committee at the 147th annual meeting of the SCS in San Francisco, January 8, 2016. The problem of perceived employability The biggest challenge that Classics as a discipline faces in the current climate in this country is surely the perception that, unless you are going to be a teacher, a BA in Classics does not make you much more employable than a high school diploma. The challenge comes from a variety of stakeholders: students, of course, current, past and future...

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