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Sacrifice in Hewitt: An Alternative Pregame


All photos c/o Jaime Wiesner ’19

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-11-06-21-pmOn Sunday morning, I opened my Instagram to post a photo on my finsta. (It was a photo of my new favorite Kimoji: a candy heart that says “good dick”.) I started scrolling through all my friends’ photos, and I saw quite the gem on my friend Emma Graham ’19‘s finsta: she and two of her friends had held a sacrifice the night before in her Hewitt dorm room.

Emma and the other sacrificers in question are friends of mine: we are all Classics majors. Naturally, I thought it would be fun to catch up with these three and learn about their alternative pregame very serious sacrifice. Read below to find out what Classics majors do with their free time. 

Classical Studies Open House


From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

All prospective and current Classics/Classical Civilizations majors are invited to an open house this Tuesday, March 31 at noon. Come learn about course offerings, study abroad opportunities, archaeological fieldwork, and ways to get involved with the undergraduate classics journal while you meet and hang out with other people interested in the ancient world. Lunch will be provided!

Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Downey House Lounge (Rm. 200)

Submit to METIS, Wesleyan’s Undergrad Classics Journal

Ali Rosenberg ’15 writes in:

If you’ve worked on anything related to the ancient world in the past year, consider submitting to Metis, Wesleyan’s undergraduate classics journal! Submissions can include papers, photos, translations, creative pieces, or any and all things having to do with Rome, Greece, ancient archaeology, Julius Caesar, the Colosseum, or Brad Pitt’s performance in Troy.

Send all submissions to wesleyanmetis[at]gmail[dot]com.

Submission window: October 17 – November 30

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



From Andrea Ruiz-Lopez ’13:

The Classics Department will be hosting an EPIC adventure we have entitled the HOMERATHON! That’s right! From 9am to 9pm students will take turns reading Homer’s “Odyssey” aloud, all around campus! Please stop and listen, read, or just generally be supportive! Togas and Ivy wreaths encouraged!


9:00-10:30 -Pi Cafe
10:30-12:00 -North College (High Street Side)
12:00-2:00 -Usdan
2:00- 4:00 -Olin
4:00-6:00 – Andrus Field (On the marble speaker’s platform)

PLEASE come early and stay late for your reading slot or to support your fellow readers. Encourage your friends to stop by and listen! Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to sign up because someone will be happy to share their 15-minute slot with you! So please come support your fellow classics lovers in this EPIC undertaking!

Date: Today, April 18
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: All over (check out the schedule above)
Cost: Free

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

Submit to Metis

Metis is the Wesleyan Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies

We accept a diversity of work related to Classics that can be rendered in 2D for publication.  This includes research papers for a class, pictures from a trip abroad, unique artwork, poetry, translations, and other creative work related to Classics!  Send it in! Submission deadline is February 12, 2012.

Consider submitting your work from last spring or this past Fall, or, any work you’ve done here at Wesleyan related to Classics. We are looking for a wide variety of pieces, so if you are not sure if it is appropriate for the journal JUST SEND IT IN! And if you are interested in getting involved in the journal please reply to apeck(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Submit to: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail(dot)com.