This spring, the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. will invite undergraduate students to share their research on Greek comedy or Latin literature of the Late Republic in a workshop setting. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their work in progress, develop ideas, collect bibliographical suggestions, and gain perspectives from their peers and faculty representing a range of institutions.
Any undergraduate from an institution in the U.S. may apply, although priority will be given to students currently participating in the inter-institutional Sunoikisis courses running in fall 2014.
Students’ topics should relate to either Greek comedy or Latin literature of the Late Republic. The following authors and texts are of particular interest:
Greek: Aristophanes: Acharnians, Ecclesiazusae, Clouds, Lysistrata; Gorgias, “Encomium of Helen”; Menander, Samia
Latin: Caesar de Bello Gallico; Catullus; Cicero Ad Atticum, Ad Familiares, Ad Quintum, Commentariolum Petitionis, Tusculan Disputations; Lucretius; Sallust Catiline; Suetonius Divus Augustus
However, the proposal need not be limited to literary topics: other topics might include social aspects of the time periods and material and architectural objects, e.g., space and place in Comedy, electoral procedures in the Republic, social bonds as understood in the 5th century BCE, and the like.
Application Deadline: December 19, 2014
For more information and the application link, visit our webpage!