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. 

Constantine Karathanasis leads St. Louis retirees through the Oresteia

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Classics PhD student Constantine Karathanasis gave an introductory lecture on Greek drama and Aeschylean tragedy for the Retired Ladue Teachers' Book Club. In the coming weeks, he will lead discussions as the group reads each play of the Oresteia. 

Ursus 2016: Classics Department Newsletter

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The sixth issue of Ursus, the Classics Department's annual newsletter, is out now.

Luis Salas Presents Podcast on “Galen and the Elephant’s Heart”

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A podcast by Luis Salas entitled “Galen and the Elephant’s Heart” as appeared in Washington University’s “Hold That Thought” series

William Bubelis' Book in Print

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William Bubelis’ book, Hallowed Stewards: Solon and the Sacred Treasurers of Ancient Athens, has appeared from the University of Michigan Press

Tim Moore directs Symposium Cumanum in Cuma, Italy

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Tim Moore organized and directed this year’s Symposium Cumanum at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy for the Vergilian Society.  The topic was “Music in the Time of Vergil,” and about thirty scholars of ancient music and Augustan Poetry from around the world participated.

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