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APSU Classics Students present papers at University of Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Conference

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Six Austin Peay State University Classics students recently presented papers at the Fifth Annual University of Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Conference, an international, refereed conference held on the campus of the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

This marked the third consecutive year APSU has had multiple students accepted, and also represented the highest total of students of any university at the conference.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)
The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The following APSU students presented their work at the conference:

  • Amber Kearns, “Oedipus as an Epic Hero”
  • Brittany Orton, “Roman Regulation of Prostitutes”
  • Katelynn DiStefano, “The Antonine Plague”
  • Etenia Mullins, “Livy: A Mythological Chronicle in Nonfiction”
  • Alexander Kee, “Livy’s Use of the Frequentative Verb in His Historical Account of the Rape of the Sabine Women”
  • Rebecca Illig, “Livy’s Application of Objectivity in the Ab Urbe Conduit”

“These students are all working with (APSU assistant professor of classics) Dr. Steve Kershner, who has encouraged and pressed these students to put themselves out there,” APSU professor Dr. Timothy Winters said. “I am proud of the students, and of the work that Dr. Kershner has done to to help these students get a jump on graduate school, and to shine a light on APSU’s Classics section and the Department of Languages and Literature.”

For more information on Classics at APSU, visit apsu.edu/classics, or contact Dr. Timothy Winters at .

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