Announcements for the week of August 4

Torrington High School needs a .4 Latin teacher (two classes) for the 2013-2014 school year.
The Vergilian Society has a new grant that will enable teachers to bring a group of students to the Villa Vergiliana! Application deadline is October 15!
Lucilius colloquium in Amherst, Mass. October 25, 2013.
The Department of Classics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with the support of the UMass College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Departments of Classics of Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke College, and Smith College, will host a one-day colloquium on the theme “Speaking of the Republic: Lucilius and his Contexts,” Friday, October 25, 2013. Speakers are Anna Chahoud (Trinity College Dublin), “Colloquial Registers and Generic Stylization in Lucilius”; Sander Goldberg (UCLA), “Lucilius and the poetarum seniorum turba”; Angelo Mercado (Grinnell College), “Notes on Meter and Language in Lucilius”; and Brian Breed (UMass Amherst), “Lucilius’ Books.”
The full conference program can be viewed at
A registration fee of $20 includes lunch and refreshments. Dinner is also available for an additional cost.
To register or with any questions, please contact the organizers: Brian Breed ( and Rex Wallace (

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