ETA SIGMA PHI (ΗΣΦ)

Beta Nu Chapter, University of Mary Washington

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OFFICERS 2016-2017

PRYTANIS (PRESIDENT)   Julia Romero
HYPARCHOS (VICE-PRESIDENT)   Ellen Field
GRAMMATEUS (SECRETARY)   Katie Wolfe
CHRYSOPHYLAX (TREASURER)   Kati Justice
PYLOROS (SERGEANT AT ARMS)   Amanda Liverette

OFFICERS 2015-2016

PRYTANIS (PRESIDENT)   Katie Ingebretsen
HYPARCHOS (VICE-PRESIDENT)   Rachel Thomas
GRAMMATEUS (SECRETARY)   Miranda Lovett
CHRYSOPHYLAX (TREASURER)   Elysa Baker
PYLOROS (SERGEANT AT ARMS)   Elizabeth Kump

MEMBERS 2016-2017

Sarah Attkisson
Shannon Becker
Stephanie Buckler
Amanda Clark
Liam Deihr
Paul Delaney
Margeaux Ducoing
Ellen Field
Grace Henry
Kati Justice
Shannon Keene
Amanda Leonard
Amanda Liverette
Miranda Lovett
Nolan Perugini
Elizabeth Piña
Julia Romero
Helen Salita
James Stewart
Katherine Wolfe
Associate Member:  Rachel Caudill

Faculty Advisor: Liane Houghtalin

INDUCTED SPRING 2016

Sarah Attkisson
Shannon Becker
Liam Deihr
Grace Henry
Kati Justice
Shannon Keene
Amanda Leonard
Amanda Liverette
Nolan Perugini
Elizabeth Piña
Julia Romero
Helen Salita
Katherine Wolfe

INDUCTED SPRING 2015

Elysa Baker
Stephanie Buckler
Margaret Chenault
Amanda Clark
Paul Delaney
Ellen Field
Cecily Hein
Katherine Ingebretsen
Megan Kelly
Elizabeth Kump
Miranda Lovett
Emma Ostreicher
Daniel Persigehl
Sarah Speacht
James Stewart
Grant Swenson
Carolyn Tarne
Associate Member:  Rachel Caudill
Visiting Member (Alpha Tau):  Ellen Paige Receveur

HONORARY MEMBERS

Dr. Joseph M. Romero (inducted March 19, 2006)
Ms. Sally Davis (inducted October 23, 2009)
Prof. JeanAnn Dabb (inducted March 26, 2010)
Dr. Federico Schneider (inducted March 18, 2011)
Prof. Suzanne Sumner (inducted March 15, 2013)
Ms. Martha G. Abbott (inducted March 23, 2016)
Ms. Linda S. Montross (inducted March 23, 2016)

 

ANNUAL LECTURES

2016
Christopher A. Gregg (George Mason University)
“Myth and Masculinity in Pompeian Frescoes”

2015
Josiah Osgood (Georgetown University)
“Cicero and the Republic’s Last Laugh”

2014
Betsy Morrell Bryan (Johns Hopkins University)
“Festivals of Drunkenness in New Kingdom Egypt:  Evidence from the Temple of Mut and Elsewhere”

2013
Susann Lusnia (Tulane University)
“The Amazing, Colossal Temple:  Bacchus & Hercules on the Quirinal”

2012
Shawn O’Bryhim (Franklin & Marshall College)
“All for the Love of a Statue:  Agalmatophilia in Ancient Greece”

2011
Eric Casey (Sweet Briar College)
“Carrying Across:  Metaphors of Cultural Translation in the Letter of Aristeas”

2010
Barbara Tsakirgis (Vanderbilt University)
“Renewing, Reusing, and Recycling in the Ancient Greek Household”

2009
Carol Mattusch (George Mason University)
“Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, and the Grand Tour”

2008
Peter Schertz (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)
“Made from Life:  A Terracotta Portrait Bust in Boston”

2007
N. Gregson Davis (Duke University)
“‘Afro-Greeks’ in Search of Home: The Motif of the Underworld Journey in the Poetry of Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott”

2006
Jean MacIntosh Turfa (University of Pennsylvania Museum)
“Love, Death, and Magic in Etruscan Urns”

2005
Patricia Rosenmeyer (University of Wisconsin)
“The Locus Amoenus in Greek and Latin Poetry: What’s Love Got to Do with It?”

2004
Jeannine Diddle Uzzi (University of Southern Maine)
“Rethinking Romanitas: Barbarian Babies in the Art of the Roman Empire”

2003
Naomi J. Norman (University of Georgia)
“Putting People back into the City: The Archaeological Evidence for Carthage”

2002
Rose Mary Sheldon (Virginia Military Institute)
“Toga and Dagger: Espionage in the Ancient World”

2001
Christina Salowey (Hollins University)
“Kore: A Maiden’s Story”

2000
Gregory N. Daugherty (Randolph-Macon College)
“Fires and Firemen in Nero’s Rome”

1999
John D. Mac Isaac (Mary Washington College)
“Nemea: The Other Olympic Games”

1998
Liane Houghtalin (Mary Washington College)
“The Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia”

 

ANNUAL CLASSICAL ESSAY CONTEST

Latin students attending Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Fredericksburg schools, or whose teacher is a member of the Fredericksburg Area Latin Teachers’ Association (FALTA), are eligible to enter the Annual Classical Essay Contest.

Please e-mail Prof. Liane Houghtalin with questions about the contest at lhoughta(at)umw.edu

TOPIC FOR THE 2016-2017 CLASSICAL ESSAY CONTEST

Essay topic: According to Suetonius (Vita Divi Iuli 32), Julius Caesar said as he crossed the river Rubicon, Iacta alea est. (“The die is cast.”)  By crossing the Rubicon into Italy proper, Caesar started a civil war that ended with him as the head of Rome.  His quote captures a sense of the wild risk he took to gain everything, and how if he had not been so lucky, he easily could have lost everything.  When have you, or someone you have known, taken a wild risk in life, and how did that risk turn out?

The following links to a flyer giving the topic and information for the submission of the essays.

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The following links to a cover sheet for the essays.

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TOPIC FOR THE 2015-2016 CLASSICAL ESSAY CONTEST

Essay topic: Pliny the Elder said in his encyclopedic work Historia Naturalis (7.50.168), natura vero nihil hominibus brevitate vitae praestitit melius.  Do you agree with Pliny that nature truly has offered humans nothing better than the shortness of life?  Why, or why not?

WINNERS OF THE 2015-2016 CLASSICAL ESSAY CONTEST

First Place, Senior Division
Skyler Moon, Riverbend High School (Mark Keith, Teacher)

Second Place, Senior Division
Charles Bowles, Spotsylvania High School (Lindsay Herndon, Teacher)

First Place, Junior Division
Kayli Burton, Ni River Middle School (David Yates, Teacher)

Second Place, Junior Division
Rana Ansari, Ni River Middle School (David Yates, Teacher)