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Theta Lambda at Hamilton College

Theta Lambda at Hamilton College

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We would like to congratulate our own Casey Green (’09), who presented a paper at the Eta Sigma Phi panel at the APA meeting in January 2010. We hope to have more of our members involved in giving papers at the joint APA/Eta Sigma Phi panels.…

Eta Tau at UNC Asheville

Eta Tau at UNC Asheville

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Our former Prytanis (2008–2009) Ben Alexander has finished his student teaching at TC Roberson High School this semester. Before finishing, he landed a job as the Latin Teacher at White Knoll High School in Lexington, SC.…

Beta Kappa at College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Beta Kappa at College of Notre Dame of Maryland

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Geri Thommen is completing her Master’s degree in Art History with an emphasis in ancient art and will be moving into a doctoral program in the fall. Megan Good completed her MA in December and is now Director of Archives and Library at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.…

Emily Dickinson in Latin: Two Poems adapted in Latin Glyconics (XX – UU – U X)

Emily Dickinson in Latin: Two Poems adapted in Latin Glyconics (XX – UU – U X)

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by Tara Martin Haec epistula // est mea mi composuit idem haud orbi. Dicere fama quae natura atque animo pio. Palmis nuntius eius et creditur tuitis neque. Mei — Pectus — ob eam viri iudicateve leniter. deus invidus est enim. observare ita non cum eo vult ut ludere nolimus alter…

Politeness and Politics in Cicero’s Letters

Politeness and Politics in Cicero’s Letters

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Review of John Hall, Politeness and Politics in Cicero’s Letters. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780195329063. $72.86. Reviewed by Emily Wagner, Eta Delta, Hillsdale College. Jon Hall’s study of Cicero’s letters is another indication that politeness theory is rapidly becoming a popular way to reinterpret Classical works. Hall studies…

Historical Linguistics of the Latin Language: Latin Rhotacism

Historical Linguistics of the Latin Language: Latin Rhotacism

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by Christina Skelton Everyone who has studied Latin has wondered about the verb “to be.” Why is there all the irregularity? Why do we see es- and s- in the present tense as in sum, es, est, but er- in the imperfect, as in eram, eras, erat? It seems to…

The Veil of Alcestis

The Veil of Alcestis

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by Angela Pitts There you stand, a surfeit of language confounded into silence, like a chasm of sound in the abyss of night, once a chorus of whippoorwills, enchanting itself, until suddenly overawed by unknown footsteps. You do not recognize her standing before you, against all odds, in the light…

Penelope’s Shroud

Penelope’s Shroud

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by J. Garvey So for three years she was secret in her design, convincing the Achaians, but when the fourth year came with the seasons returning, one of her women, who knew the whole of the story, told us. Wise Penelope was weaving her intricate shroud with intent, unknown to…

Annual Summer Travel Scholarships

Annual Summer Travel Scholarships

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The Trustees of Eta Sigma Phi are pleased to announce the following scholarships. Nota bene: Separate application for admission to the desired program must be made to AAR, ASCSA, or VS. The Scholarship to the Classical Summer School at the American Academy in Rome has a value of $3,425. Programs…

Iota Delta at Arizona State

Iota Delta at Arizona State

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The officers of Eta Sigma Phi, Iota Delta Chapter, respectfully submit this chapter report. • The Iota Delta Chapter, under the guidance of Professor Paul Arena, elected new officers in February, 2011. These new officers are: Rhiannon Pare, President; Jerry Davis, Vice President; Ryan Alcorn, Treasurer; Jonathan Lang, Secretary. •…