Eta Sigma Phi goes to Austin!
Seven members of the Dickinson chapter of Eta Sigma Phi
attended the national convention in Austin, TX this year – and had a fabulous
We did all sorts of things: fielded a couple of teams in the certamen – a battle of Latin and Greek wits – and saw the Sanguis Tigris team advance as far as
the semi-finals; walked blocks and blocks to find an Austin landmark
burger-joint, Dirty Martins Kum-Bak Place; heard what other chapters are up to
on other campuses around the country; listened to three excellent papers – on
Sicily, Augustine, and Horace’s friendship with Vergil; and even heard a
rivetting rock opera on the Peloponnesian War by Athens v. Sparta. The
weather was perfect, idyllic, gorgeous … Austin immediately drew us all in with
its abundant, student-friendly exuberance … no-one really wanted to leave … but
here we are, back in Carlisle, and inspired to do new and fantastic things!