Lassies from ASCSA
Well, I found some lassies to accompany the laddies with whom I was friends at the American School of Classical Studies.
One of the nicest lassies around was Dr. Elizabeth Ann ("Beth") Fisher, a professor of Classics at Randolph-Macon College.
Here's a photo of some of her archaeology students:
Beth was a very lovely and helpful person who cared about everyone else. I was delighted to count her among my friends that year.
Another lassie from ASCSA was Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" McGowan, an associate professor of Art at Williams College.
http://www.williams.edu/Art/wcart/facul ... cgowan.htm
Liz was into New Wave music like the Eurythmics. I remember her as being very hip and cool - a great haircut I tried to emulate with an Athenian haircutter. Never could get it right.
Here's a slide I took of Liz at the excavation at Corinth during our year at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Her trench was right next to mine. The excavation at Corinth was headed by Dr. Charles K. Williams, II, while the head of the Corinth Museum at that time was Dr. Nancy Bookidis - I ate breakfast at the dig house with them every morning. The Corinth dig is now run by the British School's Dr. Guy Sanders, whom I met during my sojourn there. He was the husband of another of my fellow members at ASCSA, Jan Sanders.
Here's a photo I took of the view every day as we walked to the excavation.
I took these shots with Kodak slide film, with its nice warm reddish tones, but for some reason they were put on a disc using a FujiFilm Imager, which made them bluish. I never liked Fuji film for that reason.
Anyway, it was truly exquisite excavating at this magnificent place. I used to chat with the workmen in Greek - some of them had worked at the dig for 25 years and really knew the place. They were very helpful to us students, and I told them so.
Beth and Liz are both listed on ASCSA's page of Cooperating Institutions and Their Representatives:
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/about ... ing-instit
You can see the list of the rest of the professors I studied under at ASCSA in my credentials page
. I would be willing to bet that Dr. Steven Miller still remembers me, as I was a bit of a troublemaker. (As if anything has changed.)
His wife at the time, Dr. Stella Miller, was somewhat uptight and tended to yell at people - I was very intimidated! At the opening party at ASCSA the Greek culture minister Melina Mercouri, a famous Greek actress, and the Greek President's wife both showed up. Mercouri spearheaded the campaign to get the Elgin Marbles returned to Greece.
Another person I met was the German head of the excavation at Olympia, Greece, one of my favorite places on Earth. I don't exactly recall his name, but it was probably Dr. Alfred Mallwitz. I remember being fascinated by him because he was the first person I saw in situ excavating a major archaeological site. The other members were peeved at me for pushing my way to the front when he was lecturing.
Why suffer from Egyptoparallelophobia, when you can read Christ in Egypt
? Try it - you'll like it: