Students of two Rhodes organizations—CA’ESAR and Eta Sigma Phi—are volunteering at the 10th annual Festivus that will include contests, games, awards, treats, feats of strength, and lectures.
Greek and Roman Studies
Four Rhodes students recently represented the college at the annual convention of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for classical studies.
Justin Davis, a senior from St. Louis, MO, will receive the Dr. Gerard A. Vanderhaar Student Peace Award on March 31 at the 12th Annual Vanderhaar Symposium held at Christian Brothers University.
Henry Schott fell in love with languages in his 7th grade Latin class. Now in his fourth year at Rhodes, the Greek and Roman Studies major has done some amazing things in the pursuit of his passion.
Scott Garner recently resumed teaching full-time in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies after serving several years as Director of the Fellowships Program at Rhodes, through which he coordinated experiential learning opportunities for the college’s students. His research interests center around ancient Greek oral traditions, and he is the author of Traditional Elegy: The Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry (2011).
Michael Stierer ’16 presented his senior thesis at the meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South on Oct. 29 in Decatur, GA.
Dr. Llewelyn Morgan of Oxford University will offer a lecture on the monumental statues of the Buddha once found in the Bamiyan valley of Afghanistan. Bamiyan has often been entirely forgotten by the world at large, but at times also has become the focus of intense attention for people the world over. This talk investigates the role of Bamiyan in the human imagination, from the first millennium to 2016.
On Tuesday, December 8th, the Department of Greek and Roman Studies hosted a campus-wide Hanukkah event.
• Latkes made by Prof. David Sick (far inferior to your grandmother's) and other refreshments
• A brief lecture by Prof. Joseph Jansen on the Seleucids, Ptolemies, and Hasmoneans
• The Dredel Song in Latin
Please join us!