Salvete et xairete! My name is Grace Ramsey and I am honored to serve as your Megale Grammateus for the 2013-14 year! I hail from the state of Maryland and am a member of Eta Delta chapter at Hillsdale College in Michigan, where I am a junior Classical Studies major. My love of classics began as a fascination with Greek myth in third grade, followed by six years of instruction in Latin through middle and high school. Upon arriving at Hillsdale College, classics was only the natural route to take. Although Latin is my strength, I am applying myself to Greek as well and am proud to say that I have been able in the past year to read Homer in his original language – with lots of help, of course! As I enter my senior year I plan to write an undergraduate thesis on classical myth and pursue a Masters degree in the classics field, with an eye on teaching Latin. In the meantime, when I’m not studying, I enjoy being a barista and short-order cook in our campus cafe, playing clarinet in the college pep band, and annoying my science major friends by identifying Greek and Latin compounds in their homework. I love being a member of and am excited to support Eta Sigma Phi in this new capacity. I look forward to advancing her aims, particularly in this, the year of our centennial. Virtus tentamine gaudet!