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Archive for December, 2011

Taste of Classics 10/20/11

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by mpranger

Eta Sigma Phi hosted its third seminannual Taste of Classics event on October 20. Uneasonably cold weather moved us indoors, but the show went on anyway– readings in Greek, Latin and English from the Aeneid and the Odyssey, as well as tasty Mediterranean treats for anyone who stopped to listen or read. We had more than 40 readers over the course of the four hour event!

Aaron Herrington reads from Vergil.

National Archaeology Day

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by mpranger

Gabby Coggin talks to Oxford Middle School students at Archaeology Day

Dr. Ajootian and other members of the Classics community hosted Oxford Middle School Latin students on October 27 for a day of archaeological exploration. Students toured the Robinson Collection at the University Museum, heard from two UM students about their archaeological experiences in Greece and Belize, played Classics Jeopardy courtesy of our chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, and stayed for a lecture by Dr. James Hardin of Mississippi State in the evening.

Does Classics Get You Into Med School? on rogueclassicism

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by mpranger

I’ve been a little negligent in posting lately, but this from the always interesting blog rogueclassicism.com is worth a look: Why Study Classics? Does It Get You Into Med School?