Iraq to Ancient Greece

Temple Liberal Arts alumnus Eamonn Connor ’12 can disarm a bomb, identify the stages of rigor mortis, and describe the influences of Greek and Roman civilizations in everyday life. Connor and I met to discuss his his unique background and how he connected his life experiences through an education in the classics.

“I conducted telephone and on-scene investigations of all non-natural deaths in our area. This included interviewing doctors, nurses, family members and witnesses, documenting death scenes with photography and written reports, assessing the state of the decedent’s remains (body temperature, rigor mortis, lividity, defects such as wounds and trauma, etc.), and preparing the remains for transport. Occasionally, I was even lucky enough to assist in an autopsy!”

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