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Classical Studies Open House


Catherine Chase ’15 writes in:

Do you have a love for ancient Greece and Rome? Do you want a reason
to wear a toga? Then come to the Classical Studies Open House!

Learn about the department’s two majors, Classics and Classical
Civilization, study abroad opportunities, new course offerings, summer
study, archaeological fieldwork, the Metis Undergraduate Journal of
Classical Studies, and more!

There will be FREE lunch!
And that’s the gospel truth!

Date: Thursday, November 6th
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Place: 200 Downey House Lounge

Lecture: “Reinventing God: Response to Inexplicable Defeat in Ancient Athens”


From Ali Rosenberg ’15: 

Join the Classical Studies Department for a lecture from Professor Thomas Martin of College of the Holy Cross: “Reinventing God: Response to Inexplicable Defeat in Ancient Athens.” The first of the year for the Classical Studies Department Lecture Series!

Presented by Professor Thomas Martin Jeremiah O’Connor Professor of Classics, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Time: 4:15–05:30 P PM
Place: Downey House 113
Cost: Free

Submit to Metis, the Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies!


From Olivia Alperstein ’14: 

Ever wanted to be a published author? Now is your chance! Metis, the undergraduate journal of classical studies at Wesleyan, is now accepting submissions!

Submit any essays, translations, compositions, photographs, or art in 2-D form that is related to classical studies to wesleyanmetis(at)gmail(dot)com.

Deadline: February 28th, 2014

Classical Studies Open House


Courtesy of Catherine Chase ’15:

Do you love the ancient Greeks and Romans? Ancient history or literature? Disney’s Hercules? Then come to the Classical Studies Open House!

Learn about the department’s two majors, Classics and Classical Civilization, study abroad opportunities, new course offerings, summer study, archaeological fieldwork, the Metis Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies, and more!

There will be FREE lunch (and probably treats but no tricks)!

Date: Thursday, October 31
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: Downey House Lounge

Submit to Metis

From Julia Bond ’13:

Metis is the Wesleyan Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies. We accept any work related to Classics and can be rendered in 2D. This includes papers, photos, artwork, poetry, translations, and any other Classics-themed creative work. Consider submitting your work from last spring semester, this past fall, or any work you’ve done here at Wesleyan related to Classics.

We’re looking for a wide variety of pieces, so even if you are not sure if it is appropriate for the journal please send it anyway! If you have questions or if you’re interested in getting involved with Metis beyond submissions, email jbond(at)wes. The submission deadline is February 28, 2013.

Submit to: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail.

Contact: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail
 February 28

Noah Messing: How Lawyers Write

Alexander P. Ray ’13 asks you to cease and desist whatever you’re doing tomorrow at 4:15 and be summoned to Downey House:

Want to be a lawyer? Sorry to hear that. But you might as well come to this talk.

Noah Messing is Yale Law School’s Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing. He has worked as a trial and appellate litigator in Washington, D.C. and as Counsel to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The talk will explore the process by which lawyers, through their written work, persuade judges. Messing will provide a brief overview of the U.S. court system, after which he will present examples from some of the highest-stakes cases in recent years to illustrate how lawyers deploy law, facts, policy, and history to advocate for their clients. The examples will include cases about gay rights, a major environmental disaster, and YouTube’s (alleged) massive copyright infringement.

Sponsored by Writing at Wesleyan and the Department of Classical Studies.

Classical Studies Open House

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Alex Ray ’13 submits an event because the Classical Studies department doesn’t know how:

The Classical Studies Department invites you to attend our Open House tomorrow! The department offers majors in Classics and Classical Civilization, both guaranteed to make your parents hate you. Come and hear about new course offerings, study abroad opportunities, summer study, archaeological fieldwork, and M?tis, Wesleyan’s undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies.

Lunch will be provided.

Date: Today, November 8
Time: 12 pm
Place: Downey House lounge
Cost: Free

Classical Studies Open House

Andrea Ruiz-Lopez ’13 invites you to a classic event:

The Classical Studies Department invites you to come to our Open House Extravaganza!There will be lots of free food and yummy desserts for you to eat while learning about our many classes, Study Abroad in Rome or Greece, Summer Archaeological digs, movie nights, game nights AND MORE!

Date: Tuesday, October 30
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Place: Downey House Lounge (Room 200)
Cost: Free

Classical Studies Open House

Free food! Free Socrates! Free Earl! From Ellie Damaskos ’12:

Sophomores and Freshmen: Interested in hearing about how studying the ancient world can help set you on a modern career path? Come to the Classical Studies Open House! For prospective and current Classical Civilization and Classics majors.

Hosted by the Department of Classical Studies.

Date: Thursday, April 5
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: Downey House Lounge (Room 200)
Free: Lunch

CCIV 201 Presents: TROY

From Andrea Ruiz-Lopez ’13 comes this reminder that it’s almost December:

Sponsored by the Classical Studies Department.  Art and Archaeology of the Bronze Age Mediterranean(CCIV 201) is hosting a showing of Troy, followed by a discussion of the historicity of the movie and its portrayal of events.

Date: Thursday, December 1
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: 113 Downey House
Cost: ~~_|_~~