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The Grex Ludouicopolitanus has been awarded a grant by the CAMWS Committee for the Promotion of Latin to support their upcoming workshop

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The Grex Ludouicopolitanus, led by Tom Keeline, RJ Parsons, and Dennis Toscano, has been awarded a grant by the CAMWS Committee for the Promotion of Latin to support their upcoming workshop. The workshop will be held January 28 on the campus of Washington University.

Luis Salas leads the Medical Humanities Reading Group in a reading of Galen's treatise Peri Alupias

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On December 2nd, the Medical Humanities Reading Group met to discuss lupê and its place in Greco-Roman conceptions of psychological illness. The reading group consists of faculty across disciplines and both Danforth and Medical campuses at Washington University.

Eta Sigma Phi joins High School Latin students and Grex Ludouicopolitanus for a Classical Afternoon

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On Saturday, November 19, Eta Sigma Phi hosted another Classics Competition. The society hosted eight teams this year, with two new schools. The newcomer MICDS took the title this year, defeating runner up University City, who were the reigning champions.

Grex Ludouicopolitanus tours Saint Louis Art Museum

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On Saturday, October 29, the St. Louis Spoken Latin Group convened at the St. Louis Art Museum. In a tour of the main floor, conducted by Professor Tom Keeline, graduate student RJ Parsons, and local high school teacher Dennis Toscano, fifteen participants discussed art and various artworks all in Latin.

WashU Classics Club Reads Aristophanes’ Money, The God

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On Sunday, November 13th, members of the Washington University Classics Club joined others in reading Douglass Parker’s translation of Aristophanes' Money, The God at the home of Timothy Moore.  

Carolyn Pohl accepted to Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

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Ancient Studies Major Carolyn Pohl has been accepted to the spring program of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (http://iccsnews.com/). Washington University is a member of a consortium of universities that support the center. Congratulations Carolyn!

Tim Moore Lectures at Harvard and the University of Vermont

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im Moore delivered a lecture at Harvard University entitled “Ludic Music in Ancient Greek and Roman Theater,” and then gave workshops on “Singing the Songs of Ancient Greek and Roman Theater” and “Music in Euripides’ Bacchae” at the University of Vermont.

Kate Wilson's Article Accepted for Publication

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"Avenging Vipers: Tragedy and Succession in Nicander's Theriaca, " by Kate Wilson, lecturer in Classics, has been accepted for publication by Classical Journal. 

WashU Classics Club hosts reading of Terence's Phormio

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On October 2nd students and faculty from Washington University and St. Louis University joined in a reading in Latin and English of Terence’s Phormio. 

St. Louis Oral Latin Group Begins

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On Saturday, September 24, Professor Tom Keeline inaugurated the monthly meetings of the St. Louis Spoken Latin Group at the St. Louis Zoo. Assisted by graduate student, RJ Parsons, Prof. Keeline conducted a tour of the River’s Edge exhibit discussing the animals, statues, and various other topics in Latin.

Cathy Keane elected to the Professional Matters Committee of the Society for Classical Studies

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Cathy Keane, Professor of Classics, has been elected to the Professional Matters Committee of the Society for Classical Studies, the leading professional organization for Classics in North America.

Tom Keeline Nominated for NEH Summer Stipend

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Assistant Professor of Classics Tom Keeline was one of two Washington University faculty nominated for a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He hopes to use the stipend to work on a digital edition of Ovid's Ibis. 

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