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Classical Studies Students Present Conference Papers

Tejas Arelare ('16), Callie Angle ('16), Victoria Jansson ('16) and Maura Brennan ('16) pose before a fellow W&M alumnus (1762) at the CAMWS-SS conference in Fredricksburg.Four W&M seniors in Classical Studies presented papers on their research at the latest meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South - Southern Section, in Fredericksburg on October 16, 2014.

The papers embody the breadth and sophistication of the original research our students do:  Tejas Arelare ('15) dealt with early Greek philosophy in his talk "Must Atomism Require Atheism"; Victoria Jansson ('15) spoke on Latin poetry in "Feta Armis: Pregnancy in Vergil's Aeneid"; Maura Brennan ('15) presented the results of her research in Greek vase painting with "An Examination of the Donkey Rider Iconography"; and Callie Angle ('15) spoke about her investigations in near eastern archaeology in her talk, "Bringing Rome into the House:  A Study on the Palaces and Complexes of Herod the Great at Masada and Caesarea Maritima".  

The panel at which the students spoke, entitled "New Voices and New Insights: A Microcosm of Scholarship in the Classics", was organized by Prof. Georgia Irby, who also mentored the students in preparing for their presentations.