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Junior Classics major shares his research on video promoting undergraduate research in humanities

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Josiah Foster, Department of Classics, "Archimedes made geometry a heck of a lot more interesting and useful!"

Classics Undergrads Present at Research Colloquium

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Six Washington University Classics Students presented their research on May 1st at an Undergraduate Research Symposium sponsored by the Washington University Classics Club and the Alpha Xi chapter of Eta Sigma Phi.

MA student to join political campaign after May graduation

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Sarah Crosley, soon to receive her MA in Classics, has accepted a position working as a Regional Field Organizer for Lisa Clancy's campaign for St. Louis County Council. She'll translate her historical interests and teaching skills into politics as she organizes volunteers and represents the candidate at community events in District 5. Congratulations, Sarah!

WASHU Students excel in CAMWS translation contest

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The Classics Department would like to congratulate the following Washington University students, who have won prizes in this year’s Latin translation contests sponsored by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South

Biggs Residency Reunion draws crowds and fosters community

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On April 11-13, the Reunion of the Biggs Family Residency in Classics took place on campus, attracting sizable crowds from the student body, faculty, local community, and more distant parts. The thirteen participating Biggs Residents presented talks and engaged in discussion with attendees; Washington University faculty and administrators introduced and moderated the paper sessions.

Washington University’s chapter of Eta Sigma Phi inducts 13 new members.

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Washington University’s Alpha Xi chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for Classics, has inducted thirteen new members. Led by current member Elissa Mullins, initiates adorned campus sidewalks with Latin and Greek, then convened for pizza and a rousing rendition of the Eta Sigma Phi song at Professor Tim Moore’s home.

Cathy Keane publishes essay on the Satires of Lucilius

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Cathy Keane's essay "Conversations about sermo" has just appeared in the volume Lucilius and Satire in Second-Century BC Rome, edited by Brian Breed, Elizabeth Keitel, and Rex Wallace and published by Cambridge University Press. 

Sophomore places in national Eta Sigma Phi contest

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Sophomore Classics major Ruby Ladd has once again earned distinction in a national Greek exam. This season, she won 3rd prize in the Intermediate Greek category of Eta Sigma Phi's Maurine Dallas Watkins Sight Translation Contest. Congratulations, Ruby - we are very proud! 

Biggs Family Residency and its sponsors are featured in the latest Washington Magazine

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“There’s a mystique about ancient Greek,” says Emeritus Trustee John H. Biggs. “It uses a different alphabet, the grammar is complex, the sentence structure can be difficult. I fell in love with the myths and stories, but I also saw it as a kind of intellectual development.”

Professor Tim Moore and Graduate Student Amanda Kubic to co-publish article in Oxford Bibliographies Online

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"Plautus’s Miles Gloriosus," by Tim Moore, Professor of Classics, and Amanda Kubic, MA candidate in Classics, has been accepted and will soon appear in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics (Oxford University Press).

Professor Stamatopoulou's class visits Kemper Art Museum

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Prof. Stamatopoulou's "Greek Symposion" class held a study session at the Kemper Art Museum last week. The students had the opportunity to examine closely a selection of Greek vases from the Museum's collection. 

Professor Salas receives Loeb Classical Library Fellowship

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The department congratulates Professor Luis Salas for being awarded a Loeb Classical Library Fellowship to support his leave next year. In addition to spending Spring 2019 as a Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Washington University, he will be supported by the Loeb Foundation as he works on his book Cutting Words: The Polemical Dimensions of Galen’s Anatomical Experiments. 

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