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Theta Lambda at Hamilton College

Together with Hamilton’s Classics Club we
have proposed a wide variety of activities
for the Classics lovers in our community.
In the fall we enjoyed our annual Halloween
party, complete with carving Eta
Sigma Phi pumpkins (see the picture in
NUNTIUS 84-2). Recently we hosted a
delicious Greek and Roman potluck dinner
that included a few recipes from Apicius.
We also had our first in a series of Friday
afternoon discussions and coffee — we discussed
articles on Classical topics that are
accessible to everyone (for example, articles
in Amphora). Our future plans include:
Classics movie/TV nights, a Homerathon
(12 hour reading of one of Homer’s epics),
and live sword fighting — Roman style!
Our metaphorical plate may seem full,
but we have plenty of young, enthusiastic
members eager to get involved. We also
hope to design new t-shirts for the chapter.
This year we were excited to host the
undergraduate research conference “Parilia”
conference, held annually with Colgate,
Union and Skidmore. Each spring, on or
near Rome’s birthday, three students from
each school present a paper and many other
students attend. This daylong event also
includes a banquet and some sort of Classical
activity. For this year’s participants, we
organized a scavenger hunt of all the Latin
and Greek inscriptions on campus.
We would like to thank our officers
from the 2010–2011 academic year:
Pyrtanis: Meg Clary; Hyparchos: Sarah
Reynolds; Grammateus: Amanda Barnes;
Chrysophylax: Andres Matlock; Pyloros:
LJ Scurfield; and our advisor: Professor
Barbara Gold.

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