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Introducing Kyle Oskvig, Megas Prytanis 2012-13

Introducing Kyle Oskvig, Megas Prytanis 2012-13

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I grew up in the woods of northern Minnesota until age 11, and then in small-town Iowa.  After graduating high school, I stuck it to the Man by doing minimum-wage manual labor for five years and studying on my own every night.  I eventually decided to make studying my day…

Statement from Jordan Dillon, Megas Hyparchos

Statement from Jordan Dillon, Megas Hyparchos

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Salvete! I’m Jordan Dillon, an upcoming sophomore at Truman State (Eta Zeta branch), and your Megas Hyparchos for this year! I took my first Latin class simply out of curiosity my freshman year of high school, and could not have enjoyed it more. We have so much to learn about…

Statement from Hannah Lantz, Megale Chrysophylax

Statement from Hannah Lantz, Megale Chrysophylax

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Chairete!  I’m Hannah Lantz, and I am honored to be your current Megale Chrysophylax.  I’m from Layton, Utah and currently study Classics and Creative Writing at Truman State University.  I’ve been an official part of the Eta Zeta chapter for a little over a year, but classical studies have had…

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…

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.…

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…

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