Students from Union, Hamilton, Skidmore, and Colgate gathered on campus recently to share their research in the classics at the eighth-annual Parilia undergraduate conference.

Alan Dowling ‘15, Shitong Kang ‘14, and Jialin Li ‘14 represented Colgate at the all-day conference designed to bring together some of the finest classics research.

Dowling’s paper, “Rendering Classics in the Visualization Laboratory,” examines the marriage of technology with the study of history and literature, specifically the work that went into producing “Murder on the Ides,” now playing in the Ho Tung Visualization Lab.

Kang’s paper, “Revisiting the Temple of Jupiter and its New Position on the Capitoline Hill,” is a study of the Temple of Jupiter as the religious center of Rome, and how environmental archaeology improved modern understanding of the structure.

Li’s paper, “Plato Goes to China: Participles, Ontology, and Chinese Translations of Euthyphro 10a-11b,” is concerned with the Chinese translation of Plato’s Euthyphro, one of his dialogues, with a larger goal of testing hypotheses on the relationship between language and thought. Li examined seven Chinese translations, dating back to 1932, comparing them with the Greek text and how they deal with Greek participles.