College of Arts & Sciences

Modern and Classical Languages - Classics Program

Student Research

Student Scholarly Publications:

Kate L. Podlesney (Classics minor, ’06)
Coauthor, with Maria S. Marsilio, “Poverty and Poetic Rivalry in Catullus (c. 23, 13, 16, 24, 81),” Acta Classica 49 (2006) 167-182.

Nicole Reiners (Latin major, ’07)
Coauthor, English translations of Latin passages from Catullus contained in Maria S. Marsilio and Kate L. Podlesney, “Poverty and Poetic Rivalry in Catullus (c. 23, 13, 16, 24, 81),” Acta Classica 49 (2006) 167-182.

Theresa Wilson (Classics minor, '98)
Coauthor, English translations of Latin passages from Plautus' Menaechmi contained in Maria S. Marsilio, “Two ‘Ships’ in the Menaechmi,” Classical World 92.2 (1998) 131-39.

Elizabeth McCauley (Latin major, ’08)
“Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Carmina I.5,” Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women, ed. Ann R. Raia and Judith L. Sebesta, 2008.

“Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita I.11.1-2: Hersilia.”  Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women, ed. Ann R. Raia and Judith L. Sebesta, 2013.  Mentor for Saint Joseph’s University Classics Program student author Kerry Horleman: Maria Marsilio.
(http://www2.cnr.edu/home/araia/livy_hersilia.html)

“Gaius Valerius Catullus, Carmina 36.”  Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women, ed. Ann R. Raia and Judith L. Sebesta, 2013.  Maria Marsilio: Mentor for Saint Joseph’s University Classics Program student authors: Amanda Churchvara, John Eastman, Erin Forester, Kerry Horleman, Matthew Iacoviello, Eric Klein, Andre Mai, Marilyn Patterson, Stephanie Schallenhammer, Lindsey Stamer, and Audrey Tabajonda.  (http://www2.cnr.edu/home/araia/catullus36.html)

“Gaius Valerius Catullus, Carmina 3.” Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women, ed.  Ann R. Raia and Judith L. Sebesta, 2012.  Maria Marsilio: Mentor for Saint Joseph’s University Classics Program student authors: Alyssa Beck, Katherine Dodel, Stephen Gilbert, Andre Mai, Jordan Malpass, Jon McCrosson, Brian Szmak, and Michael Sokolowski. (http://www2.cnr.edu/home/araia/Catullus3.html)

Student Scholarly Conference Presentations:

Elizabeth McCauley and Zachary Hashmi (Latin majors, ’08)
Classical Association of the Atlantic States 2008 Annual Meeting, Princeton, NJ, October 9-11
“Assessing Companion: From Undergraduates to High School Teachers” (Digital Texts, Online Collaboration and the Latin Classroom: Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women, Dr. Ann Raia, presiding)

Nicole Reiners (Latin major, ’07)
Classical Association of the Atlantic States 2006 Annual Meeting, Towson, MD, October 5-7
“Discovering Sappho in Catullus 11” (New Coinage in the Realm: Undergraduate Research in Classics 2006, Helen Cullyer and Sarolta Takács, presiding)

Lauren Palmero (Latin major, ’06) with Maria Marsilio
Classical Association of the Atlantic States 2005 Annual Meeting, Wilmington, DE, October 6-8
“Echoes of Callimachus in Catullus 51” (Catullan Connections, Frederick Booth, presiding)

Andrea Witkowski (Latin major, ’03) with Maria Marsilio
Classical Association of the Atlantic States Spring 2003 Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, April 25-26
“Poverty and Poetic Rivalry in Catullus” (Interpreting Catullus, Henry Bender and Robert Boughner, presiding)

Erica Novak (Latin major, ’01)
Classical Association of the Atlantic States Spring 2001 Meeting, New Rochelle, NY, April 27-28
“Julius Caesar: Using Literature to Teach Roman Culture” (Tradition and Innovation in the Teaching of the Latin Language and of Roman Culture, Nancy McKee and Edward Sacks, presiding)

Laura Dlugacz (Latin major, ’09)
Classical Association of the Atlantic States 2009 Annual Meeting, Wilmington, DE, October 8-10
“Boo Who? A New Reading of Pliny, Epistles 7.27” (Scholarship on the Horizon: Undergraduate Research in Classical Studies, Michael Arnush and Maria Marsilio, presiding)

Carlos Cardozo (Ancient Studies major ’15)
Classical Association of the Atlantic States Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 10-12, 2013
“The Postmodern Amphora: Examining Greek Drama and Myth Through the Graphic Novel” (The Ever-Present Future: Session on Undergraduate Research in the Classics, Martha Davis and Janet M.  Martin, presiding). Mentor: Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos.

Carlos Cardozo (Ancient Studies major ’15)
The Philadelphia Classical Society, Fall Professional Day, November 23, 2013
“The Postmodern Amphora: Examining Greek Drama and Myth Through the Graphic Novel.” Mentor: Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos.

Carlos Cardozo (Ancient Studies major ’15)
Classical Association of the Atlantic States Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 9-11, 2014
“Power and Perception: Classics in the American Revolution” (The Ever-Present Future: Session on Undergraduate Research in the Classics, Thomas Falkner and Ann Raia, presiding). Mentor: Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos.


Student Departmental Honors Projects

Mary Kate Alber (Classics minor, ’08)
Interpretation: Helen of Troy (Advisor: Maria Marsilio, Departmental Honors in Classics, 2007-2008)

Dominic Galante (Latin major, ’07)
Palike and Sikel Identity: The Archaeology and Ethnicity of Fifth-Century BCE Sicily (Advisors: Maria Marsilio, Jean Turfa, and Bruce Wells, Departmental Honors in Classics, 2006-2007)

Melanie Subacus (Latin major, ’07)
Dryden and Wordsworth’s Theoretical Approaches to Translating Vergil’s Aeneid (Advisors: Maria Marsilio and Peter Norberg, Departmental Honors in Classics, 2006-2007)

Lauren Palmero (Latin major, ’06)
The Divided Consciousness of the Catullan Corpus: The Tension between Otium and Negotium (Advisor: Maria Marsilio, Departmental Honors in Classics, 2005-2006)

Nicole DeMarco (Classical Studies ’13)
“Otium and Negotium in Virgil’s Eclogues” (Departmental Honors 2012-2013). Mentor: Maria Marsilio.

Student Summer Scholars

Melanie Picard (Latin major, ’09)
Pietas: A Thematic Comparison Between Classical and Modern Virtue During Times of War” (Summer 2008). Mentor: Maria Marsilio.

Zachary Hashmi (Latin major, ’08)
“Love and Sexuality in the Poetry of Horace” (Summer, 2007). Mentor: Maria Marsilio

Dominic Galante (Latin major, ’07)
“Palike and Sikel Identity” (Summer, 2006). Mentors: Maria Marsilio and Bruce Wells

Nicole Reiners (Latin major, ’07)
“Discovering Sappho in Catullus 11” (Summer 2006). Mentor: Maria Marsilio

Melanie Subacus (Latin major, ’07)
“Dryden and Wordsworth’s Theoretical Approaches to Translating Vergil’s Aeneid” (Summer 2006). Mentors: Maria Marsilio and Peter Norberg.

Matthew Salkowski (Latin major, ’11)
"An Analysis of the Works of Horace: Translation, Interpretation, and Contextualization" (Summer 2009)
Mentor: Maria Marsilio 
Kieran McCourt (Latin major, ’12)
“Ovid's Critique of Rome: Baucis et Philemon” (Summer 2010).  Mentor: Maria Marsilio.

Tom Hagan (Latin major, ’11)
“The Rhetoric of Manipulation: A Commentary on Cicero’s Treatment of Clodia Metelli in the Pro Caelio” (Summer 2010).  Mentor: Maria Marsilio.
“Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita I.11.1-2: Hersilia.”  Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women, ed. Ann R. Raia and Judith L. Sebesta, 2013.  Mentor for Saint Joseph’s University Classics Program student author Kerry Horleman: Maria Marsilio.
(http://www2.cnr.edu/home/araia/livy_hersilia.html)
Jonathan Mortensen (Classical Studies ’12)
“Patronalis Litterae: Criticism of Augustus through Propagandistic Adoration” (Summer 2011). Mentor: Maria Marsilio.
 
Nicole DeMarco (Classical Studies ’13)
“A Discussion and Examination of the Language and Themes in the Ovidian Myth Baucis and Philemon” (Summer 2011).  Mentor: Maria Marsilio.

Erin Forester (Classical Studies ’13)
“Ancient Symbolism Across Cultural Lines” (Summer 2011).  Mentor: Maria Marsilio.

Stephen (Alex) Houpert (Ancient Studies ’14)
“Hic Veganbundus Romanus: A Year Musing and Freewheeling through Scotland” (Summer 2013). Mentor: Maria Marsilio.

Katherine Dodel (Ancient Studies ’15)
“Examining the Depictions of Helen of Troy from Ancient Times to the Modern Era” (Summer 2013). Mentor: Maria Marsilio.

Carlos Cardozo (Ancient Studies ’15)
“Power and Perception: Classics and the American Revolution” (Summer 2014). Mentor: Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos.

Kayla Charles (Ancient Studies ’15)
The Iconography on Cuirassed Statues of Augustus, Domitian, and Trajan (Summer 2014). Mentor: Henry Bender.