Tye Wilson-Swokowski, a Classics and Latin major, is a member of UW's Ethics Bowl team and will be competing in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) championship taking place March 3-4 in Chicago. To earn a spot in the twenty-second annual national competition, the UW club went undefeated throughout the
PhD student Preston Atwood has earned $600 for travel expenses to the 2018 Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The award is courtesy of the Student Research Graduate Competition made possible through the UW's Graduate School, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding. He will be presenting his paper “Aristophanes' Lampito in
The Institute for Research in the Humanities has awarded Jeff Beneker a Resident Faculty Fellowship for academic year 2018-2019. Beneker will be on leave from teaching for one semester while working on his book project, a biography of Pompey the Great.
Professor Laura K. McClure has been appointed President of the Classcial Association of the Middle West and South. She continues a Wisconsin tradition, following in the footsteps of past presidents Water “Ray” Agard (1944-45) and Paul L. MacKendrick (1969-70).
According to Alice Mandell, learning ancient languages gives a person, "... a sense that you are being teleported into the past. You can access stories about the gods as well as the personal letters, prayers, hopes and dreams of ancient people... It gives voice to people who would otherwise be forgotten."
Catherine Bonesho recently had a book note published in the web journal Ancient Jew Review. Read her work addressing Jörg Rüpke's Religious Deviance in the Roman World: Superstition or Individuality? (Translated by David M.B.
Preston Atwood was chosen to receive the Lipton Essay Award for his paper, "Erotobucolic Humor as Euphemism in Song of Songs: A Comparison with Theocritus' Idyll 11.19-21." The award of $750 is courtesy of the Center for Jewish Studies at UW-Madison.