Grex Ludouicopolitanus visits Missouri History Museum

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On Saturday, January 27, members of the Grex Ludouicopolitanus visited the Missouri History Museum. They walked through the Panoramas of the City gallery, exploring St. Louis history by describing and discussing gigantic photographs of old St. Louis -- and one old car -- in Latin.

Reunion of Biggs Family Residents Set for April 2018

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A colloquium featuring 17 leading Classical Scholars who have been Biggs Family Residents in Classics will be held Wednesday, April 11th - Friday, April 13th. Presentations and receptions will be held each day in the Moot Courtroom in Anheuser Busch Hall (The Law School).

Alumna funds scholarship for Classics Master’s program

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The Department is tremendously pleased and grateful to have received a gift from Rosalind Sell, GR’68 and a resident of Michigan, as part of a Michigan challenge match under Washington University’s Leading Together campaign. The Steven F. and Rosalind Beil Sell Scholarship will be used to support a student pursuing the Master of Arts in Classics, in the form of a stipend, award, or funding for academic travel.

Tom Hite wins national fellowship

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Second-year MA student Tom Hite has been awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship, a government fellowship designed to provide a pool of individuals with advanced degrees from which different federal agencies can fill key positions in their organizations.

Tim Moore awarded Center for Hellenic Studies fellowship

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We are delighted to announce that Professor Moore has been awarded a second fellowship for his sabbatical next year. After spending the fall at the Center for Humanities at Washington University, he will continue his research on music in ancient drama in an eight-week residential fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC during the spring semester. Congratulations, Professor Moore!

New addition to the department arrives in time for Christmas

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The department is celebrating the birth of Claire Elizabeth Keeline on December 20. Professor Keeline, mother Monica, and big brothers Tommy and James are thrilled! 

Tim Moore to be a Faculty Fellow at the Washington University Center for the Humanities.

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In Fall 2018, Professor Tim Moore will be a Faculty Fellow at the Washington University Center for the Humanities. During that time, he will research ancient music in order to begin two major projects: an open-access website charting musical changes in ancient Greek and Roman plays (to be constructed with help from Washington University’s Humanities Digital Workshop), and a book titled Music and Meaning in Ancient Greek and Roman Theater.

Washington University Classics Major to Present at Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America

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Undergraduate major, Peter Satterthwaite, will be delivering his paper "A New Statue of Attis from the Roman Military Camp in Mainz" at the Archaeological Institute of America meeting in January. If you are attending the meeting, Peter will be presenting on Friday, January 5th during Session Block 1: News from the Western Provinces. 

Washington University Classics Faculty to be Well Represented 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 4-7 in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Papyri Collection Highlighted in University Libraries' Blog

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Some of the most ancient manuscripts in Washington University's Manuscripts Collections are contained in a collection of 445 papyrus manuscript fragments dating from the 1st or 2nd century BC to the 7th century AD. The papyrus collection is one of our department's most prized possessions.

Luis Salas accepts Faculty Fellowship with Center for the Humanities for Spring 2019

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Congratulations to Professor Luis Salas, who has accepted a Faculty Fellowship at the Washington University Center for the Humanities in Spring 2019. He will spend that semester working on his book, Cutting Words: The Polemical Dimensions of Galen’s Anatomical Experiments.

Constantine Karathanasis receives Richard J. Walter Scholarship

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Graduate student Constantine Karathanasis is the recipient of the Richard J. Walter PhD Scholarship in Arts & Sciences, which is supported by WashU alumna Dr. Diane DeMell Jacobsen. Congratulations, Constantine! 

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