Michelle Currie ’12 Wins Latin Prose Composition Contest, Presents Project Sponsored by Prof. Sick
Publication Date: 3/26/2012
Michelle Currie ’12 and Professor David Sick of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies attended the annual convention of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honor society for classical languages and cultures, March 16-18 at the University of Missouri.
Currie’s translation of a passage of George Orwell′s Animal Farm into Latin was deemed the best of those submitted, and she won first place in the Latin prose composition contest. She also earned an honorable mention for her English translation of a passage from the first-century rhetorician Quintilian.
In addition, Currie presented her project, “From Rome to Roma: Learning Latin through Subtitles,” which adds Latin subtitles to an episode of HBO’s “Rome” to be used as a pedagogical tool in the Latin classroom. She created the project as part of a Rhodes Fellowship sponsored by Professor Sick.