Links, 04 September

Here’s some of the interesting Classics-related items we’ve discovered over the last few weeks!

A unique opportunity to show Latin in the context of planetary science is project Beautiful Mars Latin, the world’s first science feed in Latin from the University of Arizona, Tucson.  Enjoy a perfect pairing of Latin (captions) and high resolution images of the surface of Mars from HiRISE, the camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Close up of the Nobel Prize for Physics with its LATIN inscription.

A picture dictionary in Latin: Orbis pictus by Iohannes Amos Comenius, with detailed depiction of and vocabulary for many naturally occurring phenomena!

The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World.

and at last: A site for palindromes and palindrome lovers.  Also great for a class warmup, um, raw!


Announcements for 31 August


  • CANEns posts announcements on Sundays, a feature post on Tuesdays and Links on Thursdays.
  • Now is a great time to pay your membership dues for the 2014-2015 academic year.



  • The Classics Program at the University of New Hampshire is pleased to issue a call for papers for its first Rouman Symposium for Research in Classics and the Humanities, to be held on the Durham campus from October 17–19, 2014. The Symposium is sponsored by the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series and will run from the afternoon of Friday the 17th until the early afternoon of Sunday the 19th. For more information, or to send in an abstract, contact R. Scott Smith.


  • 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.



  • Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Maine has a very vibrant Latin program with over 200 students annually. We are looking for a Latin teacher to teach Latin 2 and 3. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email Bernie Fortier or call at 1-207-795-6791.
  • Strong Middle School in Durham, Connecticut has a temporary MS Latin sub position.  Interested applicants can contact the principal, Scott Sadinsky, or call at 1-860-349-7222.
  • The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is seeking to fill several positions.  See the ASCSA website for information about current positions and to obtain an application.

Links 12 August

Here’s some of the interesting Classics-related items we’ve discovered over the last few weeks!

The Washington Post has a story on the Active Latin movement.

Pelagios has an incredible Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

The Telegraph shares a story about a photographer’s controversial take on the Riace Bronzes.

Like Legos? Perhaps you’ll enjoy this YouTube video reenacting the Battle of Asculum (warning – the action is very visceral).