Current Events


CURI Poster Session, August 2, 2019
Current Events (2019-2020)

Classics Conversation Table (all are welcome): Monday evenings, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Buntrock 221

Greek Lab, Sun., Tu., Th., 6:00-7:30 p.m., Tomson 114

Latin Lab, Sun., Tu., Th., 7:30-9:00 p.m. in Tomson 212

Greek students vs. Latin students

Classics Kickball Game, Sun., September 15, 2019

“Origins of the Last Will and Testament in Ancient Greece and Rome” — guest lecture by Charles Bressman (St. Olaf ’79), Mon., September 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m., RNS 150

St. Olaf Classics Festival MMXIX, Wed., October 9, 2019

Hoplite battle behind Old Main

14th Annual St. Olaf Olympics, Sat., October 18, 2019, Old Main Field; to see photos, click here.

Latin, Greek, and German Christmas Caroling, December 11, 2019


Maureen Dallas Watkins Latin/Greek Sight Translation Contests, Wed., February 19, 2020, Tomson 312; to read the results, click here.

Delta Chi Chapter Officers
Delta Chi Chapter Members

Eta Sigma Phi Initiation, Wed., March 4, 2020, Art Barn




Major Declaration Day, Thur., March 5, 2020, Ballrooms; to see photos, click here.


POSTPONED: “Contesting Muses” 4th Annual James M. May Lecture in Classics, Prof. John F. Miller (University of Virginia), Thur., March 12, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Viking Theater.


Return of the Classics Couch, delivered by Garner’s Upholstery, Fri., March 13, 2020

Virtual Classics Honors Day, May 1, 2020: congratulations to our Maureen Dallas Watkins Contest winner, our Alec Award winner, and our three CAMWS Award winners! Best wishes to our ten graduating senior majors!

Summary of 2018-2019:

“Caesar and the Battle of Alesia” — guest lecture by Prof. John Bonin (U.S. Army War College), Thur., October 15, 2018, 7 p.m., Library 525; to see the diorama, click here.

“No Male and Female? The Fluidity of Gender in Classical and Early Christian Texts”— guest lecture by Prof. Julia Kelto Lillis (Luther College), Thur., March 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Heritage Room

“Foundling Plots in Greek Drama” 3rd Annual James M. May Lecture in Classics, Prof. Gwendolyn Compton-Engle (John Carroll University), Thur., April 25, 2019, 7 p.m., Viking Theater; to listen to the live stream, click here.

19th Annual Loomis Latin & 18th Annual Groton Greek Translation Contests, May 1, 2019, 3-9 p.m., Tomson 310

“Sardis: Capital of Lydia, Birthplace of Coinage” — guest lecture by Prof. William Bruce (Gustavus Adolphus College), sponsored by the Society for Ancient History, May 2, 2019, 6 p.m., Library 525

9th Annual Lamb Roast, May 4, 2019, 5 p.m., Thorson Lounge

Bacchanalia, May 11, 2019, 5 p.m., Prof. Reece’s house

Commencement Day Reception, May 26, 2019, Tomson Hall Atrium

Collaborative Undergraduate Research & Inquiry (CURI) Summer Project: Dialogues of the Dead: Ancient Graffiti Project 2019 Pompeii Field Session (JuliAnne Rach ’20 and Libby Barth ’21; Supervisor: Prof. Kyle Helms)