Acta Diurna – a.d. XVII Kal. Dec.



  • Fabulous offerings from ASCANIUS Youth Classics Institute, including opportunities to volunteer.
  • The Boston Area Classics Calendar has a lot going on, and a weekly email digest of upcoming events.
  • The College of the Holy Cross is offering a full tuition scholarship to members of the class of 2020 who wish to major in the Classics – please let interested students know! The deadline is January 15, 2016. See here for more details.
  • The Department of Classics at Brown University presents its 68th annual program of readings and songs in the spirit of the season, conducted entirely in Latin, on Monday, December 7th, 8:00 pm, at the First Baptist Meeting House, 75 North Main Street, Providence, RI.  (English translations are provided, for those whose Latin is a little rusty.)  Admission is free; all are welcome.


  • The Granite State Certamen (open to students in MA, NH, and VT) is happening December 5th, 9:30-2:30, at Dover High School in New Hampshire.  Interested schools should contact Mrs. Jennifer Connelly by November 23rd to register.
  • The Pioneer Valley Classics Day is being held January 15th from 9-2 p.m. at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.  There will be workshops, art contests, oral interpretations, certamina, museum visits, and a play produced by Amherst Middle School Latin students.  Please contact Bruce Arnold for details and registration packets.
  • The Paideia Institute is hosting a Living Latin in New York City event February 13-14, 2016.  Early-bird registration is due by January 1st.  See their website for additional programs and events!


  • Live in western MA or northern CT and want to practice speaking in Latin? There is a large group that meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Hadley, MA! For details, contact TJ Howell.
  • In the Boston area? Check out the Active Latin Meetup page for events.


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