Classics Department {College of Liberal & Creative Arts}

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Classics Students Association

The CSA is dedicated to increasing awareness of the Ancient Mediterranean World through sponsorship of lectures, films, special events and Pithos, the journal of CSA. All students of SFSU are welcome to participate in the activities of the CSA. For additional information, email us at classics @ or contact our faculty advisor Prof. Alexandra Pappas at 415.338.1220.

2014-2015 CSA Officers

The CSA is proud to announce the officers for the 2014/2015 academic year:

Samantha Alfonso, President

Kevin Hunter, Vice President

Kimberly Paton, Secretary

Sarah Garvey, Treasurer

Kerry Gray, Media

CSA Trivia Night, October 24

The Classics Student Association would like to welcome you all to our upcoming Classics Trivia Night on Friday October 24th at 4:00pm in HUM 277. The evening will begin with some snacks and drinks and then two rounds of Jeopardy-style trivia about the Classical world. 

As it will be a week before Halloween, the five CSA officers will be dressing up and you are welcome to come dressed up as anything you wish as well. In the past we have seen Achilles, Patrocles, Cerberus, and many more.

Trivia Night promises to be a great time, so we hope to see you all there!

CSA Student Forum, November 8

The Classics Students Association at SFSU is pleased to announce that we will be accepting papers for our upcoming Student Forum on November 8.

This event is great for the young scholar at any level of experience! and will provide constructive feedback from students, attendees, and veteran professors alike.

For submission:
Abstracts should be no longer than a page.
A working title should be presented for projects in progress.
Titles and abstracts will be due October 27.

Pithos 2014

The CSA is please to present the 2014, 13th annual volume of Pithos, the SFSU students' Classics Journal.  Copies are available in the Richard L. Trapp Classics Library (HUM 375), and can be downloaded here.

Pithos 2015

We are pleased to announce that Pithos, the SFSU students' Classics Journal, will soon be accepting submissions for its 14th volume.  Both undergraduate and graduate students in any department at SFSU are welcome to submit original work - from papers, to translations, to book reviews, etc - with a view toward the Ancient World between JANUARY 1 and FEBRUARY 16, 2015.

All articles sent to Pithos for review should be submitted as follows:

  • Articles are to be submitted via email to with the subject line “PITHOS 2015 Submission”
  • Articles should be submitted as ATTACHMENTS as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files.  Should this cause problems please contact the editor.
  • Attachement FILE NAMES should as follows: "[Title of Paper]_Pithos 2015”
  • Articles should be submitted WITHOUT A TITLE PAGE.  The AUTHOR'S NAME SHOULD NOT APPEAR anywhere in the text of the document.
  • The article itself must contain the TITLE OF THE WORK ON THE FIRST PAGE.  
  • The text of the article should not excede 25 pages (not including images, notes and bibliography.)

Articles for the 2015 volume of Pithos must be submitted no later than MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015.

If you have any questions regarding submission guidelines, topical appropriateness of papers, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact the journal's Editor-in-Chief Adriana Javier via the Pithos email,, or speak to her in the Trapp Library (HUM 375).

Please feel free to take a look at 2013's edition of Pithos.

2013-2014 CSA Officers

Alice Chapman, President

Samantha Alfonso, Vice President

Brandon Braun, Secretary

Mark Bodenchak, Treasurer

Adriana Javier, Media

2012-2013 CSA Officers

Brandon Braun, President

Megan Bresnahan, Vice President

Heather Pujals, Secretary

Olivia Walters, Treasurer

Antigone Slavko, Media

2011-2012 CSA Officers

Michael Moore, President

Kazu Suzuki, Vice President

Shannon Chapman, Secretary

Aleeza Brown, Treasurer

Megan Bresnahan, Media

2010-2011 CSA Officers

Jessica Sue Wiles, President

Carson Forter, Secretary

Mike Hayes, Treasurer

Deborah Morgan, Media

2009-2010 CSA Officers

Victoria Moore, President

Abigail Lambert, Vice President

Victoria Keitel, Secretary

Aaron Beck-Schachter, Treasurer

John Cardenas, Media

2008-2009 CSA Officers

Seth Chabay, President

Victoria Moore, Vice President

Erin Bryan, Secretary

Christopher King, Treasurer

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