‘Gustavus classics events’ Category

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Opening Ceremonies (Gustavus Classics Style)

Earlier this September, the Classics Department welcomed back Gustie classics majors, old and new, at the annual Departmental Classics Reception.  Much barbecue, tzatziki, and merriment were had by all! Missing Matt? Go visit his blog: http://pancierasinsicily.blogspot.com/

Festival of Dionysus IV

On Saturday, May 3rd students performed skits from Greek and Roman drama in celebration of Dionysus, ancient theater, the coming of spring, and the arrival of friends and family for Honors Day. Distinguished judges Will Frieiert, Henry McCarthy, and Steve Reese, who arrived all the way from the St. Olaf College awarded first prize to […]

Comedy Last Month

Plautus has been in the Gustavian air this past month. The drama department at Gustavus put on a production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum on the last weekend of February and the first weekend of March. The play was hilarious and a smashing success–especially the Feb 29th performance, which […]

Gustie Student Wins 1st Place with Cicero On Her Side

Mary McHugh reports:  After Proctor’s visit and his talks on Cicero and Petrarch, which our CII students attended, one of the students, Claire Sagstuen came into class and told me that all that time spent on Cicero paid off.  Claire is on the Gustavus Forensics team, and she won first place in impromptu speaking for a speech centered […]

Gustavus and the Liberales Artes

Students and faculty from across the Gustavus campus braved the elements on a cold Monday evening to hear Robert Proctor deliver his lecture “Violence to Beauty: Roman Origins of the Liberal Arts”.  Professor Proctor’s previous book “Education’s Great Amnesia” won the 1990 AAC’s Ness Award as the book that contributed most to liberal learning.  His insights into the […]

IMAX, Volcanoes, and Greek Food, Oh My!

On Saturday, November 10th an intrepid group of classicists led by Eta Sigma Phi ventured out Minneapolis to view the Pompeii exhibit and the Greek IMAX movie at the Science Museum of Minnesota and to dine on excellent Greek food at the nearby Christos Restaurant. A good time was had by all!

How To Be A Hero

On Thursday, November 8th Jenny Strauss Clay from the University of Virgina delivered a stimulating talk entitled “How To Be A Hero: The Case Of Sarpedon” to a nearly full house. Afterwards there were abundant questions and answers, punch and cookies.

Of pictures–moving and otherwise

On Friday, Oct. 5th Eta Sigma Phi played Classics Pictionary and screened “Monty Python’s Life of Brian”, featuring the most hard-core Latin lesson of all time. Let that be a lesson to you to study those vocatives and imperatives. You never know when you’ll meet a grammatically demanding Roman soldier in some dark alley. For […]

Departmental Doings

So now that the dust of the first two weeks of class has settled, it’s time to get this Classics blog party started. Only thirteen days and already so much has happened. Last Sunday was the Classics Department Opening Reception for majors graciously (and deliciously) hosted by Will and Pat Freiert, to which Mary brought […]

Society, Ritual, and Death at a Port in Roman Greece

For many summers now, Dr. Joseph Rife, a professor at Macalester College, has been conducting excavations and research in the Greek port town of Kenchreai near Corinth. His colleagues have been from all over the globe: France, British Columbia, and the United States. Their focus has been on a collection of fifty-nine tombs which contain […]