CURRENT STUDENT PROFILES
Stephen Hughes is a senior in Jonathan Edwards College. Arriving at Yale from the sunnier climes of Melbourne, Australia, he originally intended to study economics and Japanese. However, he quickly found himself slipping back into his old high-school ways, taking one class after another in Greek and in Latin. In stoic acceptance of his fate, he therefore declared a major in classics, enrolled in his junior year in the department's simultaneous BA/MA program, and started learning Sanskrit too. After Yale Stephen will pursue a Ph.D. in classics, in which he hopes to explore issues of authorial voice, patronage and performance in Greek literature. Outside of the department, he plays violin for the Jonathan Edwards College Philharmonic, delivers tours to prospective students and visitors, and works as a freshman counsellor.
Caroline Mann is a senior Classics (Latin and Greek) major. She arrived at Yale with every intention of heeding her parents¹ wishes and majoring in a science, but after taking the Roman history surveys freshman year, the siren call of the Classics proved too appealing to ignore. Ever since she has enjoyed spending altogether too much time holed up in Phelps Hall, reading about Romans and Greeks. She has also spent a summer learning Latin at the Berkeley Latin Workshop (2010) and another literally getting her hands dirty at the Gabii Project excavations near Rome (2012) thanks to the department's travel grants. Her interests are primarily in Roman history and religion, though she also admits a weakness for Greek poetry. She is currently completing a thesis project on the Secular Games of 17 BCE and next year will begin a Ph.D. program in Classics at Princeton.