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Deadline Extended: SCS 2017 in Toronto

Deadline Extended:  SCS 2017 in Toronto

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The Next Generation: Papers by Undergraduate Classics Students A Panel Sponsored by Eta Sigma Phi for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies January 5-8, 2017 Toronto, Ontario, Canada   Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for classical studies, invites papers from undergraduate members of the…

Aetas Romae

Aetas Romae

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By Danielle Godjikian As we gathered around the scale model of the Forum of Augustus, our esteemed program director, Dr. Bucher, posed a question that was not covered in the reading: “What is this? A forum for ants!?” This was the first of many models which culminated in the aptly…

Bedouin Whiskey & Pantomimes: My Summer in Jordan Channeling Indiana Jones

Bedouin Whiskey & Pantomimes:  My Summer in Jordan Channeling Indiana Jones

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By Eliza Gettel This summer, due to the support of Eta Sigma Phi’s first-ever Scholarship for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology, I was able to pursue the fantasy of being “Indy.” To do this, I traveled to Jordan for three weeks and participated in the Bir Madhkur Project. Dr. Andrew M.…

Antiquity Alive: A Tale of Transformation

Antiquity Alive: A Tale of Transformation

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By Keturah Kiehl “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” So said Gavin Stephens in William Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun. At the ASCSA Summer Session in June–July 2010, I found this to be true in surprising ways. Not only was I to study Greece’s ancient past, but…

Bernice L. Fox Teacher Training Scholarship

Bernice L. Fox Teacher Training Scholarship

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Eligibility: Eta Sigma Phi members  who are now teaching, or preparing to teach, at the pre-collegiate level,  who have received a Bachelor’s within the last ten years; or who expect to receive it before the summer of current academic year; and who have not received a doctoral degree. The Award of $500 will support…

Winners of the 2010–2011 Classical Essay Contest

Winners of the 2010–2011 Classical Essay Contest

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ETA SIGMA PHI BETA NU CHAPTER, UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON is proud to announce the Winners of the 2010–2011 Classical Essay Contest TOPIC: Ovid (Met. II.137) once wrote “Medio tutissimus ibis.” Do you agree or disagree with the advice in general that “You will go safest by the middle course?”…

Third Annual College Greek Exam (2011) Medal and Ribbon Winners

Third Annual College Greek Exam (2011) Medal and Ribbon Winners

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Baylor University Ribbon winners: Rachel Butcher Travis Engel Rebecca Phillips Dale Price Brigham Young University Medal winners: Joshua Claunch Ryan Grow Gertrude Sumsion Thomas Wasden A Hunter Wright Ribbon winners: Jordan Mulder Philip Abbott Brown University Medal winners: Kelly Lougheed John Rosenberg Ribbon winners: Nathan Mastropaolo Emily Perry Taylor Schwartz…

Student Recognitions on the 2011 National Latin Exam

Student Recognitions on the 2011 National Latin Exam

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Here is the list of Colleges and Universities who administered the 2011 National Latin Exam. Those marked in bold have active chapters of Eta Sigma Phi. Baylor University (TX) College of Notre Dame (MD) Hunter College (NY) Kalamazoo College (MI) Laramie Co. Community College (WY) Loyola Marymount University (CA) Macalester…

The Centurion

The Centurion

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(directed by Neil Marshall, Pathé Pictures International, etc, 2010; distributed by Magnet Releasing). A Review by Annalaissa Johnson The producers of The Centurion took its tagline to heart when they said, “History is written in blood.” The plotline tells the story of what happened to the evasive ninth legion that mysteriously disappeared in Britannia around…

Agora

Agora

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(directed by Alejandro Amenábar, Mod Producciones, etc, 2009; distributed by Newmarket Films). A review by Chelisa Elmore of Eta Eta at Virginia Tech Agora is a fictional historical drama based on the historical character of Hypatia (played by Rachel Weisz), a fourth century C.E. philosopher, astronomer, and teacher from Alexandria.…

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