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The Peisistratid Tyranny: Conflicting Sources and Revisionist History at Work

The Peisistratid Tyranny: Conflicting Sources and Revisionist History at Work

One of the papers from the Eta Sigma Phi panel at the 2011 APA Mara Kutter University of California, Los Angeles Before the Athenians had democracy, they lived under tyranny. The Peisistratids ruled Athens consecutively from 546/5 B.C. until 511/0 B.C. The sources concerning the Peisistratids, including Herodotus, Thucydides, the…

Eta Sigma Phi at APA 2012

Eta Sigma Phi at APA 2012

Eta Sigma Phi will sponsor its third undergraduate panel at the 143rd Meeting of the American Philological Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 5–8, 2012 (Saturday, January 7, 1:30–3:30 PM, room to be announced). The following papers were elected by an anonymous committee of chapter advisors. “Humility, Humiliation, and Mock-epic: Horace…

Best Paper at the 2011 Convention

Best Paper at the 2011 Convention

Learning to Speak and Pray in Confessions, Book 1 Theodore Harwood of Eta Delta at Hillsdale College St. Augustine opens his Confessions with a very simple statement: magnus es, domine (“You are great, Lord”; 1.1.1). Yet, as Christian Lotz notes, Augustine’s invocation, in bringing into speech the invisible, intangible, and…

Statement from Outgoing Megas Prytanis

Statement from Outgoing Megas Prytanis

It was my pleasure to serve as your megas prytanis during the 2010–11 academic year. Over the past year, we have continued to do what we do best: extol the virtues of Classical civilization and study the Classics ourselves. Our organization has continued to grow in both members and chapters, and our endowment has…

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