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Classics major Laura Takakjy ('11) spent eight weeks this summer researching the portrayal of the ancient world in contemporary film, as part of the creation of a new course to be called "Ancient Worlds on Film". An introduction to Greek and Roman history and culture through reading ancient texts, the course will compare the texts with such films as 300, Alexander, Gladiator, and HBO's Rome series. Laura created an extensive archive of summary and analysis both of the films and the texts, along with bibliographies of criticism and reviews relating to the films. The course is tentatively scheduled to be offered in the spring of 2011. The Summer Research Internship was funded by the Roberts Fund for Classical Studies, a gift from the family of classics major Christopher Roberts ('74).