Monthly Archives: November 2016

CAC Sight Translation Contests

The CAC Senior Latin Sight Translation Competition has been scheduled for Thu. 19 Jan. 2017, 12:00 pm in NF 006 (90 minutes; no dictionaries)

The CAC Senior Greek Sight Translation Competition has been scheduled for Thu. 26 Jan. 2017, 11:00 am in LI 205 (90 minutes; no dictionaries)

Prizes and certificates of merit are offered for the best translations, at sight, of a set passage in Latin and for the best translations, at sight of a set passage in Greek:

1st Prize: $150.00
2nd Prize: $100.00
3rd Prize: $50.00

CLASSU Stuff for November!

Greetings! Salvete! Χαίρετε!

We hope that your Study Break has proven to be full of fun and procrastination! If you are running out of ways to procrastinate this week or this month, check out some of these upcoming CLASSU Events! For the sake of brevity, we’ve put the bare minimum for each—click on the links for more information!

Plebeian: Call for Assistant Editors and for Papers!

Get involved! Editor or Author or both? Submit your submissions by Nov 17th and Jan 20th respectively.

Aliens, Romans, and Bears, Oh My! Then Meet ‘n’ Greet Classics Grad Students!

Come hear two cool talks and then talk with the grad students! Friday 18 Nov. from 1-3 and 3-5 respectively. Food and copious amounts of candy will be provided.

CLASSU Pub Night

Come and join us to get #volutum #στρέφθεν #turnt. The Regal Beagle, 7:00 p.m. on Friday 25 November. We’re buying the drinks and nachos. It’s going to be #accensum #ἡμμένον #lit.

Society for Classical Studies Conference

A good volunteering/networking opportunity. Will show you what academics do outside the classroom.  Deadline: Fri. 11 Nov.!

Signing off/valete/χαίρετε!

Willem and/et/και Sam
On behalf of the CLASSU Senate

Plebeian: Call for Papers 2017

The Call for Papers is now available! We are looking for papers to be presented at our conference in March 2017, which will be published in Volume III of Plebeian. We strongly encourage you to consider submitting papers that received A-range grades in 300- and 400-level courses and independent studies, although any and all papers we receive will be considered. The deadline for submissions is Friday 20 January 2017 at 4:00 p.m. In addition to the details in the Call for Papers, the Plebeian Style Guide will be made available here in the coming weeks. For more information, please feel free to contact the Editor-in-Chief, Willem Crispin-Frei, at

Applications for Associate Editors remain open until 17 November. For more info, see the Plebeian page.