May 9, 2012
Luther College Book Shop will host a book signing session with Philip Freeman, Luther professor of classics, Saturday, May 19 from noon-1 p.m. in the Book Shop in Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.
The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
The event highlights Freeman's three most recent books, "How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians," "Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths" and "Heroes of Olympus."
"How to Win an Election" is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning, translated by Freeman. The resulting messages are as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago.
"Oh My Gods," is a modern retelling of some of the most popular Greek and Roman myths.
Freeman's most recent book "Heroes of Olympus" is an adaptation of the lengthier book "Oh My Gods" and is tailored to a younger audience. The stories of philandering gods, flawed heroes and tragic lovers portray the fundamental aspects of humanity and are filled with entertaining drama and valuable insights.
All of Freeman's books are available for purchase in the Luther Book Shop.
An internationally recognized specialist in Greek, Roman and medieval culture, and Celtic studies, Freeman is a frequent speaker and presenter. He has given talks on the ancient world at the Smithsonian Institution and interviews on National Public Radio, Minnesota Public Television and public radio stations across the country.
Other books by Freeman include "Alexander the Great," "Lecture Notes," "Julius Caesar," "The Philosopher and the Druids" and "St. Patrick of Ireland."
Freeman holds the master of arts degree in classics from the University of Texas, the master of arts degree in language and literatures and the first joint doctoral degree in classical philology and Celtic languages from Harvard University.