Senior Work

Mary Catherine Carroll ’21 “The Cause and Effect of the Plague of Athens”

Hannah Resnick ’21Ab lingua condita: Varro’s Origins of Latin”

Magnus Cleveland ’20 “Food, Ritual, and the Individual the Personalization of Grief in the Literature of the Classical Athenian Death Rites”

Lucy Grinnan ’19.5 “My Thoughts Are Two: Sappho, Desire, and the Divided Self in Lucretius’s De Rerum Natura, Ovid’s Epistula Sapphus, and 1970’s Lesbian Poetry”

Robert Erickson ’18 “Anecdotes and Archetypes: Reading and Rereading in Ovid and Proust”

Jason Meuse ’18 “Body and Soul: A Comparative Discussion of the Soul and Afterlife in Plato’s Phaedo and Republic and St. Gregory of Nyssa’s On the Soul and the Resurrection

Caius Mergy ’17 “Learning to Love: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius”

Leo Trotz-Liboff ’17 “The Political Tragedy of Aeschylus and Thucydides”

Collaborative Research

At times, faculty will seek student assistance for their research projects through grants from the Undergraduate Collaborative Research Fund or the Faculty Research Assistant Fund. Such work provides students with an excellent introduction into how research is conducted in the field of classics.

Past Examples

  • Margaret Clark ’11 worked with Professor Star on a book on Seneca and Petronius.
  • Jackie Montagne ’09 worked with Professor Ganiban on Lucan and Statius.
  • Rebecca Scholtz ’06 worked with Professor Chaplin on a book on Livy.
  • Carolyn Gersh ’04 worked with Professor Witkin on Greek tragedy project.

Theater Productions

Dramatic productions were a central part of ancient Greek and Roman culture, and our students and faculty have been involved in several recent classical productions on campus.

In the spring of 2008, Professors Pavlos Sfyroeras and Claudio Medeiros (theatre) cotaught a course titled Drama in Performance. In association with it, a production of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata was staged and was a great success.

In the spring of 2009, a student who had studied Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Latin with Professor Chris Star directed a production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses.