We began the year with the annual
Ancient Olympics against the Society of
Ancient History, including events such as
the discus/frisbee throw and poetry recitation.
Another fall event was the softball
game between the beginning Greek and
Latin classes. Before taking finals, we
braved the cold to sing Latin, Greek,
and German Christmas carols around
Northfield. This spring, members tested
their translation skills in the Eta Sigma
Phi contests. We held an initiation of new
members in March with sufficient pomp.
Every Monday we held a Classics
conversation table. We invited the new
Classics professors from Carleton and St.
Olaf to talk about their experiences in grad
school and their dissertation topics. We
also branched out and had two St. Olaf
philosophy professors talk about their use
of Classics in their study of philosophy.
Alumni spoke about how their majors were
useful in such diverse fields as law and
computer programming. Student speakers
spoke about archaeological digs, summer
research projects, and independent
This year we held our first-ever lamb
roast, which we hope to establish as an Eta
Sigma Phi tradition. Other events include
the end of the year Bacchanalia picnic, the
Groomis translation contests, and Classics
t-shirts. Please see: https://www.stolaf.