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Cornell University’s Dr. Frederick Ahl Visits Hampden-Sydney College

The Classics Department recently hosted a delightful visit by Frederick Ahl, Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. Professor Ahl guest-lectured in several classes during his visit on campus, was joined at dinner by members of Eta Sigma Phi (Classics national honor society) and Western Culture 101 faculty, and delivered an evening lecture […]

HSC students and faculty travel to Randolph College to see Oedipus

On Sunday October 5, about 140 HSC students and faculty traveled in a caravan of Prince Edward County school buses to Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. to see the technical dress rehearsal of their production of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King (their real performance dates fell during our fall break). The unique venue of the production (performed in […]

Bell Wins Fulbright U.S. Student Award

Eta Sigma Phi Inititation

A Trip to See Metamorphoses

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 […]

Can you find the mistake?

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 […]

Eta Sigma Phi

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 […]

Team Wolverine wins the Second Annual Classical Legacy Certamen at HSC!

     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 […]

Presentation by Professor Andrew S. Becker

     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.

“The Old Words Have Blood on Them: Ancient Texts and Us”

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 […]