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Ancient Books

Trinity's Upper School Humanities Professor, Dr. Grant Horner, has an affinity for ancient literature, among many other affinities (read his bio here). Horner has a collection of ancient books that he is kind enough to share with our seniors. Each year, when the class finishes the Umberto Eco novel, he brings in a few volumes of the first books ever printed! They were printed in Italy, from 1500-1600, High Renaissance!

The seniors are seeing and handling items only available in research vaults accessible to PhD scholars, or sitting in glass museum cases. The biggest one is the very first Greek dictionary ever—definitions in Latin! All the rest are classical titles by Ovid, Cicero, and so forth. Dr. Horner reported that "They always have a blast with these!"