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Honorary Members: Beta Psi at Rhodes College

Dr. Miriam Clinton

In the years since her arrival, Dr. Miriam Clinton has become an invaluable asset to Rhodes College. Her love of the classics began an as a teenager, and she continued to pursue her passion through her B.A. from Yale University in Classics and Archeological Studies and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Art and Archeology of the Mediterranean World. At Rhodes, she has shown a true dedication both to the field of classics and to her students, whom she tirelessly works to introduce to the methods and practices of archeology. We honor her lifelong dedication to and love of the classics by inducting her into our society.

Dr. Ariel López

Well before Dr. Ariel López arrived at Rhodes College he distinguished himself as a lover of the classics. As a teenager and self-described “amateur Egyptologist,” he began learning Coptic in order to read the important but obscure works of Shenoute of Atripe. Towards the end of his undergraduate career at the University of Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina, his hometown, he took a seminar on Late Antiquity in order to put his Coptic knowledge to use. It was at this time that Dr. López discovered the scholarship of Peter Brown, the father of Late Antique studies, and he soon determined to follow his academic idol to Princeton University. During his time spent at Princeton, in addition to studying under Peter Brown and ultimately attaining his Ph.D., Dr. Lopez met his wife, Dr. Susan Satterfield. Subsequently, Dr. Lopez joined Dr. Satterfield in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at Rhodes College in 2009, and since then he has brought the history of the ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, and Late Antiquity to life for his students thanks to his humor, vast collection of photographs, and knowledge of the material.

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