Daily Archives: February 20, 2017


Quid agitur? (February 20th)

  • The Futures of Classical Antiquity, March 4 at Smith College, presented by the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures. Here is a link to the PosterRegistration deadline is February 24.
  • Three Universities in New Hampshire (University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University and Keene State University) are collaborating in staging Sophocles’ Oedipus cycle during the end of February and in March. All three tragedies will be staged on each campus, but not in the “chronological” order of the myth. See the linked descriptions above.
  • The Bernice L. Fox writing contest, sponsored by the Classics Department at Monmouth College, has announced its topic: A Figure from Classical History, Literature, or Mythology as the Next President of the United States. High school students are asked to “make a pitch for a classical figure as president, or depict that person acting as president or on the campaign trail,” with $250 awarded to the author of the best submission. Entries are due March 15.
  • National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week is scheduled for March but can be celebrated whenever convenient for your classroom; you can use any day or week to talk to your students about the joys and realities of becoming a Latin teacher. We need more teachers ready to take up the charge, as we know from the article which Ronnie Ancona and Kathleen Durkin wrote for Amphora. There are many resources to be found here, including a mini-grant application. Grants of up to $200 can be requested every other year and can be put toward receptions, speakers, giveaways, and more. It would be especially wonderful to see more K-12 teachers taking advantage of the funding opportunities available. Please contact Keely Lake (klake@wayland.org) for more information.
    And of course, remember to register for the 2017 CANE Annual
  • Meeting, March 17-18 at Phillips Exeter Academy. Register online here. If you prefer snail mail, please go here to find a printable registration form.
    For your convenience, attached are the program, hotel information, and information regarding directions and parking.
    The Finnegan-Plante scholarship will grant $150 to first time attendees who are members of CANE and whose schools do not cover their costs.
  • Grey Fox Tutors is offering a free weekly Skype Conversational Latin Workshop for all current or former Latin teachers or TAs. The Workshop is an opportunity for teachers to gain Latin speaking skills that they can then use in their own classrooms. It is currently held on Saturdays at 2 PM EST; additional times and days, however, may be added in the future as needed. For more information please contact

    Katerina Ourgi at assist…@greyfoxtutors.com or call (212)
    203-8734.

  • Links to the New England states’ classical associations: NH, VT, ME, MA, RI, CT.