Seacrest Country Day grad-to-be devoted to classic languages, theater

For most high school students, lunch breaks and summer vacations are times to relax and have fun.

Emma Minges is not most high school students.

The Seacrest Country Day School graduate-to-be spends her free time delving into the Greek classics and learning how to read and write Sanskrit, the ancient language of South Asia.

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Her most recent project has focused on translating the Greek tragedy “Antigone” by playwright Sophocles with her Latin and Greek teacher Patrick Duffy.

Minges, 18, said she has enjoyed the process of translating the play because “it’s like a mathematical analysis; it’s quite a bit like a puzzle.”

“It’s just amazing to me to think of a production being staged all those years ago.”

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