Last night was a big night for the Classical and Medieval Studies Student Society (CMS), and a great way to end the term. After a  talk by visiting graduate student Monica D’Agostini on the lineage of the Seleucids in Pontus and Syria, we retired to the Three Kretans restaurant in Kitchener for an evening of great food and good fun. Afterward, they headed out to the movie theatre to see Immortals, the latest movie reflecting Hollywood’s fascination with the myths of the ancient world.

It’s been a pretty busy term for CMS, too. From the First Year Social and Meet the Profs events in September, we’ve also had a Halloween movie night, the department’s wine and cheese, and even a scavenger hunt. We also devoted a week to recognizing and appreciating our department’s administrative assistant, Brigitte Schneebeli, who we can’t do enough for. Next term promises to be even more fun, with spiritwear being released, as well as a trip to the Royal Ontario Museum in the works, not to mention our yearly trip to the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo Michigan, where this is a landmark year, as some of our alumni from the last few years (including me) are presenting.

I speak for everyone involved with Labyrinth when I say that we appreciate all of the work Sydney, Amanda, and Kyle have put into this term’s events, and that we’re looking forward to attending and giving them the attention they deserve in the Winter term.

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