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Classics Club Reads Aristophanes’ Peace

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The Washington University Classics Club recently hosted a reading of Douglass Parker’s translation of Aristophanes’ Peace at the home of Professor Tim Moore.

Classics Graduate Student, Allison Ditmore, Awarded Scholarship

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Classics Graduate Student Allison Ditmore has been granted this year’s Brent Malcolm Froberg Scholarship from Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for Classics.

WashU Classics Faculty and Students share mythology with local students

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Washington University’s Classics Department, with the cooperation of the University’s Institute for School Partnership and the Kemper Art Museum, has shared insights on Greek and Roman mythology with two groups from local schools.  On February 16th Assistant Professor Tom Keeline and undergraduate Classics majors Ethan Farber and Peter Satterthwaite presented for fifth graders of the Kipp Triumph Academy in St. Louis.

Grex Ludouicopolitanus visits St. Louis Art Museum for February Meeting

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On Sunday, February 19th, the Grex Ludouicopolitanus visited the St. Louis Art Museum to discuss great works of art in Latin. RJ Parsons and Dennis Toscano lead the group in a discussion of the rich classical symbolism in the painting The Genius of America (right). If you would like to participate in our meetings or be added to our mailing list, please write to Tom Keeline (tkeeline@wustl.edu).

WashU Classics Remembers Mary Merritt Sale

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Mary Merritt Sale died peacefully surrounded by her family at her home in Berkeley, California on February 8th, 2017.  Mary was a Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Washington University from 1958 until her retirement in 1995. 

WashU Eta Sigma Phi Chapter Inducts Ten New Members

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On February 7th, Washington University’s Alphi Xi chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for Classical Studies, inducted ten new members: Alexa Beeson, Gemma English, Katie Gruendel, Madison Ihrig, Celia Kennedy, Ruby Ladd, Andrew Lee, Tracy Rappai, Peter Satterthwaite, and Jessica Tu.

WashU Eta Sigma Phi Chapter Inducts Ten New Members

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On February 7th, Washington University’s Alphi Xi chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for Classical Studies, inducted ten new members: Alexa Beeson, Gemma English, Katie Gruendel, Madison Ihrig, Celia Kennedy, Ruby Ladd, Andrew Lee, Tracy Rappai, Peter Satterthwaite, and Jessica Tu.

The Grex Ludouicopolitanus CAMWS Workshop Helps to Promote Latin in the Classroom

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On Saturday, January 28, about 40 Latinists from around the St. Louis–area came to Washington University’s campus to learn about the use of active Latin in the classroom and to speak Latin themselves.

Classics graduate student Allison Ditmore to deliver paper at Lucan Conference

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Washington University Classics PhD Student Allison Ditmore will deliver a paper entitled  “What an Artist Dies in Me: The Delphic Episode and Censorship in Lucan’s Bellum Civile” at the conference “Lucan in his Contemporary Contexts” at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, on April 13-15.

Washington University in St. Louis Classics Graduate Students to present at conference on Transgressive Language

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Washington University in St. Louis Classics graduate students Jennifer Wiebe and Constantine Karathanasis have been accepted to present papers at a Graduate Colloquium entitled "Transgressive Language in the Ancient World," to be held at University of Colorado Boulder February 3-4.

Washington University Well Represented in Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting

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Four members of the Washington University in St. Louis Classics Department will present papers at the annual meeting of The Society for Classical Studies in Toronto, January 5-8, 2017

Classics Department Awards Outstanding Students

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The Classics Department has named the following seniors Classics Majors Society of Classical Studies Outstanding Students: Katherine Bourek, Ethan Farber, and Daniel Politte.

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