Congratulations, Classics and Ancient Studies Graduates!

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The Department of Classics salutes its graduates of December 2016 and May/August 2017

Article by Zoe Stamatopoulou appears in Mnemosyne

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Zoe Stamatopoulou's article, "Wounding the Gods: The Mortal Theomachos in the Iliad and the Hesiodic Aspis," has appeared in the journal Mnemosyne.

Classics Faculty and Graduate Students Host Students of Great Circle School for Discussion of Notable Greeks

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On May 11th, Tim Moore of the Classics faculty and Classics graduate students Constantine Karathanasis and Jennifer Wiebe discussed “18 Famous Greeks" with faculty and students from Great Circle School, as part of the students' visit to the Washington University Campus, hosted by Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership.  

Classics and Religious Studies Seek 1-year lecturer

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Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year lecturer in Classics and Religious Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Successful candidates must have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2017 and must be prepared to teach courses in Greek (Classical and Koine) at all undergraduate levels, including Intermediate Greek (Plato)

WashU Classics Student Russell Clark wins Outstanding Classics Student Award

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Classics junior Russell Clark has been awarded the “Outstanding Classics Student Award” by the Classical Association of the Middle West and the Washington University Department of Classics.

Three Classics undergraduates receive awards for excellence in Latin translation

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Classics students Ethan Farber, Max Handler, and Daniel Politte received Certificates of Commendation in the Advanced Latin Translation Exam held by The Classical Association of the Middle West and South. All three students fell within the top-scoring 15% of 189 students who took the exam this year. 

Department of Classics Welcomes New Graduate Students

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The Washington University Department of Classics will welcome four new students to its graduate programs this August

Zoe Stamatopoulou Receives Teaching Innovation Grant

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Zoe Stamatopoulou, Associate Professor of Classics, has received a Teaching Innovation Grant from the Washington University College of Arts and Sciences.  Using the grant, Professor Stamatopoulou will work along with Classics graduate students Tyler Kirby and Jennifer Wiebe to create an app with which students in her Beginning Greek course can study Greek grammar and vocabulary.

Grex Ludouicopolitanus final meeting prevails through stormy weather

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On Saturday 29 April, the Grex Ludouicopolitanus held their final meeting of academic year 2016-17. Although rain forced a changed of plans, they had a wonderful time reading Erasmus in a cozy coffee shop.

WashU Classics Club Helps Run Convention of Missouri State Junior Classical League

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On Friday, April 21, three members of the Classics Club set out for Columbia, Missouri, to help run the Missouri Junior Classical League convention, an annual gathering of Missouri high school students enrolled in Latin and Greek.

Two Classics Graduate Students granted awards from the George R. Throop Endowment

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Classics PhD students Allison Ditmore and Constantine Karathanasis have both been granted awards from Washington University’s George R. Throop Endowment, which supports students working in Classical Studies and Archaeology.

Washington University Classics Alumna Jennifer Sacher named editor of Hesperia.

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Jennifer Sacher, who received a B.A. in Classics and Archaeology from Washington University in 2001, has been named editor of Hesperia, the journal of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.  Hesperia is one of the world’s leading publications for articles on Greek archaeology and culture.

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