Every April, students present papers on their research on ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the classical tradition. A committee of scholars reviews the abstracts. This symposium provides students the opportunity to present their advanced research at a national professional meeting and to interact with their peers and faculty. 2012 Symposium The Sunoikisis Undergraduate … Read moreUndergraduate Research Symposium
(J-term Trip Highlights Part 5 of 5) Athens is a city of contradictions: its exquisite ruins, sublime metro, sophisticated nightlife, its graffiti, grime, and packs of wild dogs. I’d been to the “glorious city” once before in March 2009, not long after some riots. On this visit, the city seemed quieter, calmer, less crowded, probably the … Read moreAthens, τὸ κλεινὸν ἄστυ
(J-term Trip Highlights Part 3 of 5) After getting off the floating palace (or shall we say administrative center), I struggled to awake from my Dramamine-induced stupor. On the way to Nafplion, we visited Lerna, where settlement began in the Neolithic age, some 8,000 years ago. Among endless orange groves, we found the House of … Read moreMycenae Means Gold
(J-term Trip Highlights Part 2 of 5) Part 3 Off to the mainland….
(J-term Trip Highlights Part 1 of 5) After all 12 of the trip participants arrived in Athens, we boarded a plane to Chania, a small city in the western end of Crete. We collected our soggy luggage and headed out into the dark, rainy night to meet our bus. Although we arrived at our hotel … Read moreOh, the Wind and the Rain