Making a Peep

Yesterday, The Ames Library had the pleasure of hosting and judging the annual Peeps diorama contest, which is sponsored by the Greek and Roman Studies program at Illinois Wesleyan.

The winning entry, by seniors Ania Bui and Joi Stack, showed the labyrinth through which Theseus traveled to slay the Minotaur, a menacing looking Peep chick, complete with horns.

“The horns are brilliant,” said Karen Schmidt, professor and librarian, who judged the competition along with Meg Miner, university archivist and special collections librarian.

Miner liked the attention to detail in many of the entries, such as mazes and a group of Greek gods with various accessories.

One diorama depicted Achilles dragging the body of Hector behind a chariot pulled by two Peep chicks that had been transformed into horses.

“What this is really is outreach,” said Sultan. “We want to get students at our campus to know the Greek and Roman studies program is here and also see Classical mythology is influential even today. They all have lessons. They teach morals that are timeless.”

(Via The Pantagraph.)

Want some fame, glory, and a $100 cash prize of your own? Unfortunately you’ll have to wait until next year. In the meantime, you may consider taking a course or two in Greek and Roman Studies!


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