Languages, Stolas, and Pictures: Links for April 16   Recently updated !

Unearthing a toilet becomes an archaeological dig.

Mary Beard’s “A-Z of life in Pompeii” reminds us of the peculiarities of the Romans.

How Odysseus might capture his journey today.

An interesting piece on the endangerment of languages.

A useful infographic outlining the lives, reigns, and deaths of Roman emperors.

The history of the English language, animated.

How to make a Roman-style stola.

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CANE Scholarship Winners 2015   Recently updated !

CANE Scholarship Winners 2015

As chair of the 2015 CANE Scholarship Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the winners of this year’s CANE Scholarships.

Miss Laura DeMarse was the winner of the Thomas and Eleanor Means Fund award. Laura attends Bellows Free Academy in Vermont. Her Latin teacher, Mrs. Lydia Batten, organized a trip to Italy in late February. The group visited Milan, Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Pompeii and Capri. Laura will send us a report with pictures from her trip; this will be posted on the CANE website.

The winner of the Cornelia Catlin Coulter Scholarship was Mr. John (Jake) Spearman. In 2006 Jake left a corporate career to become a Latin teacher, and he is currently teaching at Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut. He teaches all levels of Latin, including AP, as well as a popular history course called “Greece and Rome.” He will use the funds to attend the Summer Session of the School of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome.

This year’s Endowment Scholarship winner was Ms. Susan Zoller. Susan is a Latin teacher at Spaulding High School in Rochester, New Hampshire. She will be spending the summer at the Villa Vergiliana doing two study tours: Caesar and Vergil in Italy, and Naples Bay as Melting Pot, Always at a Boil.

Surprisingly, we had no applications for the Barker or Certification Scholarships this year. Please take some time to look at the various funding opportunities available through CANE (listed under the “Resources” tab), and send in an application yourself, or encourage someone else to do so.

Special thanks to the other members of this year’s Scholarship Committee, Stephany Pascetta and Barbara Weiden Boyd, for their time and effort in determining this year’s winners, and to my predecessor, Katy Ganino Reddick, for all of her guidance.

Respectfully submitted by Amy White

Announcements for April 12




Certamina et Dies Classici et Eventus!

  • Registrations are now being accepted for this year’s summer programs organized by the Vergilian Society.  The details of these tours can be found here.

Conferences and Talks

  • The John C. Rouman Classical Lecture,“The Myceneans and Minoans Today: Revivals of Bronze Age Greece” featuring Bryan Burns, Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Wellesley College, will be at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015. The talk will take place at UNH in DeMeritt Hall, room 112. A question-and-answer period and small reception will follow. Contact for more information.


  • Live in western MA or northern CT and want to practice speaking in Latin? There is a large group that meets weekly in Amherst! For details, contact TJ Howell.
  • In the Boston area? Check out the Active Latin Meetup page for events.


  • See our new Jobs page for details.

Funding and Professional Development

  • Fellowships and grants are being offered through the ASCSA for graduate and postgraduate travel for the 2015-2016 school year. A few remain with spring deadlines.
  • SALVI is accepting applications for their new Amy High Scholarship, which funds all of its recipient’s expenses to either Rusticatio Tironum or Veteranorum this July.