Students bring Certamen to local high school Latin enthusiasts

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Undergraduates and graduate students put on Certamen, the competition for high school Classics students created by the National Junior Classical League.

Washington University Classics Faculty to Present Papers at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies

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Three members of the Washington University in St. Louis Classics Department will present papers at the annual meeting of The Society for Classical Studies January 3–6, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Former Biggs Resident in Classics passes away

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The department has learned of the November 25th death of Professor Philip Levine, who joined us as the Biggs Resident in Classics in 1993.

Professor Bubelis gives talks at two conferences in Greece

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Will Bubelis recently spoke at two conferences in Greece.

Classics graduate students teach school group about Greek mythology and theater

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On November 8th, over thirty students and parents from the Copper Creek Homeschool Group in Greenville, Illinois visited the Washington University campus to expand their ongoing study of Greek mythology.

Classics graduate student receives Distinguished Thesis Award from the Graduate College of Missouri State University

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David Armstrong was named the recipient of the Distinguished Thesis Award in the Humanities category by the Graduate College of Missouri State University.

Dr. Grizelda McClelland named the Onassis Foundation Teaching Fellow in Culture and Humanities

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The Prison Education Project is proud to announce that Dr. Grizelda McClelland has been named the Onassis Foundation Teaching Fellow in Culture and Humanities. This generous fellowship will support her Spring 2019 course in ancient Greek culture at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center.

Undergraduate alumna accepts teaching job in New York

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We are proud to announce that Carolyn Pohl has just accepted a job teaching at Classical Charter Schools in the Bronx, NY.

Summer Institute in Papyrology featured on Library blog

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Irene Soto, a student from Universität Basel who attended this year's Summer Institute in Papyrology in Olin Library, provides a vivid and enthusiastic account of this important five-week study program on the Wash U Libraries blog.

Missouri History Museum to feature Classics-related presentations

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On Saturday, October 20, the Missouri History Museum in Forest Parkand (in collaboration with AIA) will celebrate International Archaeology Day with several presentations on the material culture of the Greco-Roman world.

Ancient Theater Gets Its Groove Back: Interview with classics scholar Timothy Moore

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Tim Moore talks about his current research project, which restores the musical resonance of ancient theater.

Washington University in St. Louis Well-Represented at Ancient Drama in Performance Conference

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Tim Moore delivered a paper entitled "Anapests and Medea's Revenge" at the fifth Ancient Drama in Performance Conference at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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