Summer Travel - 2012
Kasey Morris '14 - Summer Study in Rome
"This summer, aided by funding from the department of classics, I was finally able to go to Italy. As a Classics major, and more specifically a romanist, I had always felt that I was missing out on something very important by never having been to the motherland of my beloved field of study. Through the American Institute for Foreign Study, I spent a month living and studying in Rome, and also was able to visit Sperlonga for a day, as well as Florence, Naples, Capri, Pompeii and Venice. I am incredibly grateful to have received funding from the Princeton Classics department."
Madeline McMahon '13 - Living Latin in Rome, The Paideia Institute
"I attended the Living Latin in Rome program at the Paideia Institute. The six-week course combined Latin texts and Roman remains in an exciting way. We began our day by reading selections from classical, medieval, or renaissance authors, and visited related sites in the afternoon. In the early evenings we gathered for a sub arboribus session of casual spoken Latin, forced me to think of Latin as not merely a written language but also a spoken and lived one and helped me feel more at home in the language. Reading Latin sources in the midst of material remains further brought the texts to life. It was also a pleasure to work with and get to know several classically-inclined Princetonians in a different environment. I would like to thank the department for its generous financial support!"