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On Sunday, February 24, 2013, Ryan Justus, Alexander Sefton, Sam Haden, and James Theuer (see photo) accompanied Dr. Janice Siegel on a trip to Washington D.C. to see a play based on the work of the Roman poet Ovid. Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses presents a number of episodes from Ovid’s magnum opus of the same name: Orpheus and Eurydice (along with [...]
The results of a Latin Scrabble game played by Dr. Richard McClintock, Mrs. Debbie McClintock, their grandson Benjamin Wade, HSC junior Daniel Hopkins, HSC sophomore Shawn Stum, and Dr. Janice Siegel. Alas, in our zeal to use unusual forms, there is one mistake on the board…can you find it? (Dr. Siegel takes responsibility for the [...]
On Wednesday March 21, 2012, Hampden-Sydney’s Beta Theta chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics Honor Society, held its annual induction ceremony, and students from HSC, Sweet Briar, and Randolph College came together to celebrate our appreciation of the classical tradition and our successful completion of the entrance exam. The exam explored the knowledge of [...]
The spirit of competition was alive this weekend at HSC as the Second Annual Classical Legacy Certamen was held Saturday morning, February 4, 2012. Students from a variety of different majors, freshmen to seniors, went head-to-head, testing their mettle against a series of questions and squaring off to determine which team could best navigate [...]
On January 26, Dr. Becker, guest of the Department of Classics, spoke to a full house in the Chairman’s Room. Afterwards, he fielded questions and mingled with faculty and students at the reception generously provided by the Lectures and Programs Committee.
Classics Department Event Thursday January 26, 4:30 in the Chairman’s Room, Settle Hall A Presentation by Professor Andrew S. Becker, Virginia Tech In this talk Dr. Andrew S. Becker (Virginia Tech) will explore a variety of (relatively) modern poems & perspectives (from literature, anthropology, and linguistics) that we can use for thinking about [...]
On Sunday November 6, students in Dr. Siegel’s freshman honors seminar, Metamorphosis in Literature and Film, attended a concert event sponsored by Longwood University: excerpts from Henry Purcell’s opera entitled Dido and Aeneas. Here they are outside the Farmville United Methodist church, where the event was held.
This summer, I was awarded the generous Department of Classics Study Abroad Scholarship from Hampden-Sydney’s Classics Department and I would like to thank everyone who made this possible. The study trip I chose to take was run by the Vergilian Society and focused on the Greek influences on early Rome, along the Bay of [...]