80th Annual


March 28-30, 2008

Amherst, Massachusetts


at the invitation of

Epsilon Omicron Chapter

       at the University of Massachusetts Amherst             

The convention will begin with a reception on Friday evening, March 28, 2008, and end with the final business session at 12 o’clock on Sunday, March 30, 2008.  There will be talks by students, reports on chapter activities, scholarly lectures, a certamen, a banquet with ancient dress optional and plenty of time for socializing.

Call for Papers and Presentations


Undergraduate members of Eta Sigma Phi are invited to submit papers for consideration for presentation at the convention, on Saturday, March 29, 2008.  An artistic (musical, dramatic, etc.) performance may be proposed in lieu of a paper. The submissions will be judged anonymously, and the three members whose proposals are selected will have their registration fees remitted. In addition, the student whose presentation is judged the best will receive a cash award of $50, and the other two presenters will receive awards of $20 each. Students should be certain that they will be able to attend the convention before submitting papers.



1.             The presentation should deal with some aspect of classical civilization or language and be directed to an undergraduate audience.  (A paper written for a class is acceptable.)

2.             Members proposing an artistic performance should submit a videotape or CD along with a detailed written description of the performance, its goals, and its relevance to classical civilization.

3.             The paper should be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than 15 minutes in length, or 20 minutes if there are illustrations.  Electronic submissions are encouraged.

4.             If a presenter plans to use Powerpoint, the Powerpoint must be submitted with the script intended for the presentation included in the "Notes" section of the Powerpoint.

5.             The name of the author should not appear on the paper.

6.             Each submission must include a cover sheet with the author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, chapter, and institution.

7.             All submissions must be sent to Dr. Anne Groton, Chair of the Program Committee, Department of Classics, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057-1098; and be received by February 1, 2008. For artistic performances only the detailed written description must be sent electronically. 

8.             The non-refundable convention registration fee must be paid by the submission deadline. For information about the registration process, see Registration Options and Instructions.

For more information, contact:

Thomas J. Sienkewicz, Executive Secretary

Eta Sigma Phi

Department of Classics

Monmouth College

700 East Broadway

Monmouth, IL 61462

Phone:  309-457-2371