Volume 3

The Sunoikisis consortium has presented an undergraduate symposium nearly every year since 2003. On Saturday, March 7, the Center for Hellenic Studies continued the tradition by hosting the 2015 Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium workshop. This issue will include video from the March workshop.

For the first time, the symposium followed a workshop format in which the authors shared their research and received feedback in a roundtable discussion.

The five students also received feedback in advance of the symposium on their abstracts, annotated bibliographies, and paper drafts. A week before the workshop, the authors pre-circulated their papers and, using CommentPress, faculty members and fellow participants started discussions online through annotations. If one student asked a question or pointed out a problem area in her own paper, other participants would reply with ideas and suggestions. The students’ familiarity with each others’ work set the stage for the fruitful discussion during the one-day workshop.

All five papers in the 2015 symposium concerned Greek comedy or Latin literature of the Late Republic, topics which correspond to the fall 2014 Greek and Latin courses offered by Sunoikisis.


“Subdivisions: The Containment of Femininity in Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusae
Mason Johnson, Rhodes College
Abstract | Paper and Video

“Nostalgia Inverted: The Golden Age Motif in Strepsiades’ Pre-Dramatic History”
Elizabeth Grace Ridgeway, University of Georgia
Abstract | Paper and Video

“Reexamining the Goddess ‘Roma’ on Republican Denarii”
Jacob Lichtblau, Franklin and Marshall College
Abstract | Paper and Video

“War and Peace in Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae
Jason Steranko, College of the Holy Cross
Abstract | Paper and Video

“Scandal and Political Divisions in the Late Roman Republic and Modern America”
Amy Laughlin, Agnes Scott College
Abstract | Paper and Video

Editorial Board

Alexis Castor, Franklin and Marshall College
Megan Drinkwater, Agnes Scott College
Timothy Joseph, College of the Holy Cross
Kenneth Morrell, Rhodes College
Charles Platter, University of Georgia

Editorial Assistants

Emily Kohut, Colorado College
Giuliana Savini, Wake Forest University
Henry Schott, Rhodes College