Front row, from left: Tyler Boudreau, Jacob Hane, Kate Miller, and Caly Liss. Back row, from left: Claire Kitz, Stephen Clement, Noelani Stevenson, and John Thomsen.

Eight Hamilton students presented their work at the 13th annual Parilia, an undergraduate classics conference in celebration of Rome's birthday (April 21, 753 BCE). The conference was hosted by Hamilton on April 12, with guests from Skidmore College and Union College attending and presenting.

Several seniors gave oral presentations of their thesis work. Stephen Clement presented “Panegyric and Critique of Domitian in Statius’ Thebaid,” and Claire Kitz discussed “Poetry, Stone, Fresco, and Flesh: Exploring the Fusion of Antiquity, Neo-Platonish, and Catholicism in the Creative Project of Michelangelo.” Noelani Stevenson’s paper was titled “Troy Story: Aristotle, the Iliad, and Theatre on Ice.”

John Thomsen presented his senior thesis work, “The Protagonist in Trialogue, Father Silenus,” as a poster.

Four students enrolled in the Latin seminar on Vergil with Professor of Classics and Africana Studies Shelley Haley presented their final project, a gender- and race-blind casting of Aeneid X. The poster by Tyler Boudreau ’20, Jacob Hane ’22, Caly Liss ’22, and Kate Miller ’22 was titled “Faces of Aeneid X.”

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