The Classics Club invites you to come to Randolph 301B to create your very own hoplite shield. Paint and supplies will be provided, but bring whatever other crafting supplies you want to decorate your masterpiece. Once the shields are dry, we’ll use them to re-enact a hoplite battle on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 5:30 PM.
The re-enactment will take place in the Cistern, but we will meet in
Randolph 301B to organize the troops before we begin. This is a staged hand-to-hand combat ONLY event — no mock weapons will be used.
Each semester, the Classics Club hosts an ‘a-thon’ in which we read aloud an ancient epic from beginning to end. This year’s selected epic is Homer’s Odyssey. The Club is more excited about the Homer-a-thon this semester because it is a little different than in past semesters. Instead of staying up all night and reading Homer, the Club will be holding a public reading of the ancient epic throughout the day, Friday, in the Cistern Yard. There is a sign-up sheet on Dr. Gentile’s door (Randolph Hall 306D), if you would like to read. Come and go as your classes allow, but those who stay to the end will get a special treat! You can bring your own copy of the Odyssey or just follow along with your ears!