Michigan Junior Classical League
The 70th Annual Spring Conference will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Detroit Country Day School!
Keynote speaker: Dr. Jeff Winkle (Grand Rapids Community College)
Topic: Demeter and Persephone and the Eleusinian Mysteries
Meet our presenters:
Dr. Charles Ham, GVSU
Topic: Fantastic Creatures in the Greek and Roman Imagination
About Dr. Charles Ham: Dr. Charles Ham is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Grand Valley State University in Allendale,
Michigan. He teaches a wide range of courses on the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and their modern
reception. His main research interest has been in Roman poetry (especially that of Ovid) and its relationship
to the Greek and Roman philosophical tradition, but he has also recently become interested in the topic of
literature and the environment. He is very excited to attend his third MJCL conference!
David Smith and Ben Kidd
Topic: Roman Military Explanation and Demonstration
Dr. Melissa Morison
Topic: Public Speaking in the Ancient World