Robert Weir

samples of an Elizabethan bookUnder ultraviolet light, the title page of a collection of Horace reveals a record by Anthony Munday that he purchased the volume from Shakespeare for four shillings in 1598: “Ex Libris the player W / Shakesper 4 shills A: M / 1598.”

Researcher to discuss Shakespearean sources

Professor Robert Weir will lead a webinar on books owned by William Shakespeare, Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Kala BechardKala Bechard stands at the Athenian Acropolis in front of the ancient Greek Parthenon. She was one of about a dozen students who spent about a month in Greece this summer.

Students unearth rare treasures on trip to Greece

Students in classical civilizations professor Robert Weir's fourth-year practicum course traveled to Greece this summer to work at the site of the Helike archaeological dig.

Annotated text bears light on early modern Italy

Among the effects of the McGregor-Cowan House in Old Sandwich that entered the used-book market in Windsor was an annotated copy of Giovanni Battista Benedetti’s collected works, his Speculationum Liber (Venice edition of 1599).

Classics professor Robert Weir will examine the insights that this book and its annotations can shed on the intellectual climate of Italy circa 1600 in a free public lecture Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre.