Cartoons and Caricatures, Campaigning and Cosmic Classics   Recently updated !

Current Issue of a great Classics Ezine: The Guardian, April 2015

Charlie Hebdo sum!   The ancient origin of Cartoons

More great Cartoon News:   The 12 Labors of Vladimir Putin

Speaking of Labors… how about cleaning out the Stables of …Augustus?

I’ve always wondered about the true origin of the Minoans

Now that its that time again, this article explores campaign tactics ancient Pompeii-Style

Interview with the Rogue Classicist:  who is that masked humanist?

Got spare time?   Help Promote Classics AND the Beautiful Mars Project HiRISE (NASA) with your translating skills!  Now this would look great on your interplanetary resume!

Cane Summer Institute 2015

This summer, CANE will once again be hosting its annual Summer Institute at Brown University. This year’s theme is “Exegi Monumentum: Creating the Everlasting in the Ancient World”.

Affectionately nicknamed “CSI”, the CANE Summer Institute is a one-week series of seminars and lectures for classicists and Classics enthusiasts from all walks of life. Participants enjoy small classes with college professors and high school teachers, and hear wonderful lectures presented by scholars from New England.

Ten courses will be offered this summer, of which participants choose to take one in the morning and another in the afternoon. This year, course topics include epigraphy, 19-century photographs of ancient monuments, Horace, Roman warfare, ceremonial poetry, ancient Egypt, Shakespeare’s Henry IV, immortality in literature, and Vergil & Dante.

This year’s lectures (free and open to the public) include talks by Jeri DeBrohun (Brown), Ruth Breindel (Moses Brown), Aaron Seider (Holy Cross), Kurt Raaflaub (Brown), Margaret Graver (Dartmouth), Brian Walsh (UVM), and Kathleen Coleman (Harvard).

Each year the Onassis Foundation sponsors one speaker to deliver three lectures connected to the theme of CSI. This year’s Onassis lecturer is William Hutton of the College of William and Mary. Bill is an expert on Pausanias, Greece’s famed travel writer, and will connect his understanding of Pausanias with the theme of monuments both in literature and in material culture.

For more information and a description of the mini-courses, find the CANE CSI page under Annual Events, and register now!

Announcements for April 19   Recently updated !




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.
  • At the Yale Art Gallery:  The Class-Conn Meet-Up: Saturday, May 16th 11:00 a.m.

    Meet for a walk through the Yale University Art Gallery (which contains an actual Mithraeum!) led by a fluent Latin speaker, James Dobreff of University of Massachusetts, Boston. There will be opportunity for informal Latin conversation and beginners are encouraged to come. After the Gallery visit, participants can continue the conversation over lunch at one of New Haven’s many fabulous restaurants.


  • 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.