Resources for the Study of Classics
The Marriott Library's collection includes all the primary texts, secondary sources and journals necessary to complete an undergraduate course of study in Classics. The DiBona Center for Educational Technology complements the library's texts with a collection of images illustrating the sites, material objects and myths of ancient Greece and Rome.
Many summers students have the opportunity to tour ancient Greek sites and museums through a summer program, and they also may study in Athens and Rome through Athens Center and the American Academy in Rome. Check out the International Center for study abroad information.
Scholarships in Classics and Modern Greek Studies
The Jerry Lodge Memorial Scholarship has been established in the Department of Languages and Literature to provide educational assistance through scholarships to deserving students majoring or minoring in Classics. University of Utah students in good standing with a major or minor in Classics are eligible. Preference will be given to students in Classical Greek and those with financial need. For information and an application form click on the scholarship link or contact the Department of Languages, 1400 LNCO, 255 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.
The William D. Cocorinis Scholarship has been established in the Department of Languages and Literature to provide educational assistance through scholarships to deserving students engaged in the study of modern or ancient Greek language, history or culture. University of Utah students in good standing with an academic emphasis in modern or ancient Greek language, history or culture. Preference will be given to students of merit who are engaged in the study of Modern Greek and second, to students of merit who are otherwise engaged in Hellenic Studies. For the due date, more information and an application form, click on the link above or contact the Department of Languages and Literature.
The Nick Yengich Latin Competition
The Nick Yengich Latin Competition is an annual opportunity for university students of Latin to test their skills in translation on a "sight" passage from a Roman author. Each Spring students from the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University compete for cash prizes in an event which evaluates their skills at the end of a year's instruction in Latin. Level I consists of students finishing their first year of Latin, who are challenged by a Latin prose artist such as Cicero or Caesar. Level II consists of undergraduates beyond their first year, who are challenged by a Roman poet such as Catullus or Martial. The Nick Yengich Latin Competition is unique in its statewide participants and in its cash prizes, which range from $200 to $25 on both levels. The project is supported by the Nick Yengich Foundation, which contributes the annual cash prizes, and by the Classics faculties of the participating universities, who create, administer and adjudicate the competition.
Eta Sigma Phi
Eta Sigma Phi is the national Honors society for students studying Greek and Latin languages, literatures and cultures. Any student completing one year's study of an ancient language is an eligible candidate for admission into Eta Sigma Phi. The local chapter of Eta Sigma Phi has been extremely active over the past several years and has sponsored several lectures by visiting scholars, Homerfest, the Ides of March Festival and several other events.