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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 17, April 27, 2008, Article 11

OLD PRINCETON UNIVERSITY DONATION FUNDS GREEK COIN COLLECTION PURCHASE

[An article in the New York Times last week (April 13)
discusses the 1970s donation that provided funds for
Princeton's University's recent Sarmas collection purchase.
-Editor]

"When Stanley J. Seeger gave Princeton $2 million for Hellenic
studies nearly three decades ago, the gift's income paid for
two courses in modern Greek and trips to Greece for five.

"But the Seeger money, which must be spent only on matters Greek,
is now worth $33 million, multiplying through aggressive investing
like the rest of Princeton's endowment. So the university offers
Greek, Greek and more Greek  13 courses this semester, including
"The Image of Greece in European Cinema" and "Problems in Greek
History: Greek Democracy," as well as trips to Greece and nearby
areas for more than 90 students and faculty members last year.
The history department recently hired its second Byzantine
specialist. And the fund paid half the cost of a collection of
800 rare coins from medieval Greece."

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 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ACQUIRES SARMAS COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL GREEK COINAGE
 esylum_v10n52a14.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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