8 December: Deck the Halls!


December 15th
‚ÄĘ Extended! Submission deadline for the Call for Papers for the CANE Annual Meeting.
CANE writing contest submissions due!!
December 31st
* deadline to nominate a teacher for the Weincke Award for Teaching


  • Brown University‚Äôs¬†Annual Latin Carol Celebration is Dec. 9th.
  • CLIPEUS Boston is hosting a Latin “ambulatio” at the Boston MFA, Dec. 14th, from 10am to 4pm. Space is limited, so please email CLIPEUS.
  • The next #latinlangchat is on December 12th!!
  • The deadline for the¬†Iris Art and Fiction Competitions¬†is Dec. 20th.
  • The Pioneer Valley Classical Association is holding its own Classics Day on Friday, Jan. 17th. See the Classics Day Website for more details.
  • SALVI‚Äôs¬†Rusticatio¬†Latin July 2014 immersion weeks and pedagogy seminars are now open for registration. Sign up by Feb. 15th for a discount. See link for details. If a whole week is too much, you could sign up for their Biduum, Feb. 21-23.
  • The Vergilian Society is holding its first annual Vergil translation contest for students in K-12. To register, sign up here by 18 February. The contest will be the week of 24-28 February.
  • Remember to submit something AWESOME to MAFLA’s Fall Conference! ¬†The Call for Papers is out!
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University ¬†Spring 2014–LLT511-50 Topics: Teaching Caesar and Vergil

This workshop-format course will cover the content of the new AP Latin
syllabus, with a focus on teaching translation, grammar, scansion,
essay writing and other components of the AP Latin exam.  Teachers
will prepare and share materials for literal translation, writing
analytical essays, and integrating short answer questions into
instruction.  Selected passages will include all the texts in the new
Advanced Placement Latin syllabus.  While the focus will be on
translation and essay writing, assignments and discussion will be
adapted to meet the needs of participants.  Face-to-face classes will
meet from 8:30 to 3:00 the following Saturdays: February 1, 22, March
8, April 5, 26 and May 10. An on-line option will be available for
those living too far to participate in the classroom sessions. All
participants will be registered on the NDMU Joule (our version of
Moodle) course page. Assignments will be due on Joule one week before
each meeting time for both face-to-face and on-line participants.
Discussion of assignments and some peer editing will be done both in
the Saturday classes and in an on-line forum.  Students earn 3
graduate credits.
Cost:  $535 per credit + $130 registration/technology fee.
Registration forms and further information are available from Sister
Therese Dougherty at

Announcements for the Week of September 15


  • October 1¬†is the deadline for the first¬†discretionary funds¬†applications of the new school year.

Beyond CANE

  • Reservations for the APA Annual meeting are now open.
  • ‚ÄúJFK Middle School in Northampton and we are currently in need of a grade 7 and 8 Latin teacher. The position at this time is temporary, possibly a few weeks, but could eventually be for a longer duration.‚ÄĚ Contact Principal Lesley Wilson at 413 587 1489.



    Location: Athens, Greece
    Deadline: November 15, 2013The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) invites
    applications for the position of Director of the Malcolm H. Wiener
    Laboratory of Archaeological Science (WL). The primary responsibility of
    the director of WL is, in consultation with ASCSA officials and the WL
    advisory committee, to develop and implement research goals for the
    laboratory and to oversee its day-to-day operation. This is a fulltime
    position and requires significant experience in the archaeological
    sciences, especially as they relate to Mediterranean archaeology, and
    administrative skills. The position reports to the Director of ASCSA and
    is a member of the senior academic and administrative staff in Athens.
    Salary and benefits are commensurate with rank and experience. Term
    beginning July 14, 2014 to be negotiated (normally three-year renewable).
    At time of application candidates are required to have 1) a Ph.D. in
    archaeological science or a related field; 2) research and laboratory
    experience in the archaeological sciences, especially in bioarchaeology,
    geoarchaeology, or environmental sciences; 3) an established publication
    record in archaeological science; and 4) a strong record of external
    Preferred qualifications include experience in 1) Mediterranean
    archaeology; 2) management, including in a laboratory; 3) collaborative
    research with archaeologists; 4) university teaching in the archaeological
    sciences; and 5) collections management.
    The successful applicant will have as primary responsibilities the
    management and administration of the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory of
    Archaeological Science. The duties require that the WL director 1) develop
    and implement strategic, prioritized research goals for the laboratory; 2)
    work with ASCSA oversight committees on setting laboratory goals and
    priorities; 3) manage laboratory personnel, physical plant, equipment, and
    collections; 4) support fellows and visiting researchers; 5) conduct
    laboratory policy including outreach to affiliated archaeological
    projects; 6) contribute to the academic programs of the ASCSA; 7) develop
    new and strengthen established networks with other laboratories and
    institutions in line with the research priorities of the laboratory; 8)
    lead in fund raising for research programs of the WL; 9) maintain a
    personal program of research and publication.
    Please send a detailed CV; a cover letter highlighting your experience in
    the archaeological sciences, research interests, publications, and
    external funding; and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail
    addresses of three referees. Please clearly distinguish between peer
    reviewed and non-peer reviewed publications in your CV.
    Only electronic applications will be accepted. Submit electronic
    applications online at (ASCSA,
    6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540;
    Applications must be received by November 15, 2013. Interviews will be
    held at the APA/AIA meetings in Chicago (January 2-5, 2014).
    Established in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies is located
    on a 2.5 acre campus in the Kolonaki district of Athens, with
    administrative offices in Princeton, New Jersey.  The School currently has
    over 60 resident faculty and staff and hosts an average 250 students,
    fellows, and resident researchers each year. The WL is currently located
    in the main building of the ASCSA with planning for a new free-standing
    facility underway. For more information about the WL and ASCSA see and
    Link to the advertisement on the ASCSA website:
    Bulletin (PDF) attached
    The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate
    on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion,
    ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of
    membership or application for employment.
    Ms. Mary Darlington
    Executive Associate
    American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    6-8 Charlton Street
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    609-683-0800 Ext 11
    FAX 609-924-0578

Links for the Week of 17 March


Online registration is now available for the 2013 CANE Summer Institute in Providence, RI.
Kathy Sinkovich’s book¬†English Derivatives from Greek and Latin Roots is available for preorder from CANEPress at the discounted price of $22.


An immersion spoken Latin program will be offered in Rome by the AIRC. (via @apaclassics)


Roman and Etruscan connections for papal clothing. (via @nybooks)

Teaching tools

Foreign Language tools from Magister Revkin (via @brevkin)
The Latin Quarter: Films and readings about Latin. (via @CarolineLawrenc and @classicslibrary)