We wish to say a few words anent the communication that appears in another column, for whether it is owing to parsimony or some other hidden cause, it still remains an enigma why a better attendance has not been given to the lectures under the auspices of the Art and Philological Societies for the benefit of the Assos expedition. The first, on the OEdipus, by Prof. Packard, drew but a very meagre audience. Mr. Agassiz was better supported, as was Prof. Goodwin, but in no wise as they should have been. The lectures have been exceptionally good, dealing with a class of subjects which ought to interest a large number of students. We say students, for the truth was but too evident that the greater part of the audiences so far have been made up of ladies and gentlemen from Cambridge, and the students were remarkable by their absence. Thursday evening the last of the course of four lectures will be delivered by Prof. Norton on the Assos expedition, with accompanying stereopticon views. Too few of us know anything about this first of American archaeological expeditions, which has been so successful within the last year, and has brought to light so much of interest to lovers of Grecian antiquities, upon which subject Prof. Norton is of course sure to entertain and instruct an audience.
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May 06, 2017