The announcements were updated March 1, 2005.
How would you like to spend a week immersed in Latin—all-expenses-paid—learning about literature, culture, and the latest technology?
July 17-22, 2005, Austin College will present a unique immersion experience for Texas high school foreign language teachers. The Austin College Foreign Language Institute offers teachers an opportunity to refresh their language skills and develop new cultural and technology resources for their students. Teachers in each language—French, German, Latin, Spanish—will participate in the one-week, residential Institute with native speakers and faculty from Austin College’s Department of Classical and Modern Languages. In Latin—due to the fact that nearly all our native speakers are otherwise occupied—we will have as our “near native speaker” Laura Veal, Latin teacher at Highland Park H.S. and veteran of many summer programs with Fr. Reginald Foster in Rome.
All teachers who complete the Institute will receive 40 Continuing Professional Education Units.
If you would like to see what we have done in other institutes, our schedules for the 2002 and 2003 programs can be found at:
What does the program cost? NOTHING.
The deadline for applying to the Institute is
April 1, 2005 (no kidding!).
You may download a copy of the application and brochure at http://cml.austincollege.edu/Institute2005/
What will we do in the workshop?
Where will we live?
How do I find out more?
I hope to see you in the month of Julius!
Robert W. Cape, Jr., Chair
(903) 813-2241 office; (903) 893-2011 fax
habebitur mense Iunio exeunte ineunteque mense Iulio anni MMV
in media Vasintonia Civitate in regione Aqualbensi (Wenatchee).
Sessiones praeparatoriae: d. 22o et 23o m. Iunii
Conventiculum Rusticum praecipuum: de d. 24o usque per diem 29um m. Iunii
Excursio Stehecinana: de d. 30 o m. Iunii ad d. 3um m. Iulii
▪Stephanus Berard, Ph.D., professor linguarum apud Studiorum Collegium Vallis Aqualbensis
▪Iacobus Dobreff, M.A., Gradus Doctoralis Candidatus apud Vniversitatem Lundiensem atque unus ex editoribus illius "Axel Oxenstierna Correspondence Project"
▪David Morgan, Ph.D., Professor linguae Francogallicae apud Studiorum Vniversitatem Furman Carolinensem Meridionalem
Aderunt et alii moderatores volubiliter Latine loqui valentes.
Vt nomen ad conventiculum participandum des, invise situm apud http://www.wenval.cc/boreoccidentales/boreo_latin/conventiculum.asp .
Hoc Conventiculum Rusticum optimam praebebit occasionem sermonem Latinum vivissimo modo exercitandi, nam singulis fere diebus excursionem didascalicam et ambulatoriam faciemus in qua licebit participibus non solum sermones sponte conserere sed etiam omnia quae viderint sermone Latino, adiuvantibus moderatoribus, fuse describere: arbores et plantas, montes et moles glaciales, fluvios, animalia, aves, insecta, caelum aliaque multa. Imprimis placebit huiusmodi conventiculum eis quibus cordi sint variae amoenitates locorum quique ament amice garrientes, linguae peritiam meliorem facientes silvas et montes et alia loca rustica perlustrare. Ambulationes et faciles et paulo difficiliores cotidie fieri poterunt, necnon volentibus erit etiam saepius occasio arduarum ambulationum montiumve ascensuum suscipiendorum.
Vltimi tres dies duaeque noctes conventiculi excursioni dabuntur Stehecinanae, scilicet in viculum nomine Stehecinum (Anglice Stehekin) inter ipsos Cataractarum (Cascades) Montium septentrionalium vertices situm. Cum nonnisi via aquatica possit adiri Stehecinum, conventiculi participes die 30o mensis Iunii 55 milia passuum per Chelanum Lacum (Lake Chelan) ad vicum vehentur dieque 3o mensis Iulii revertentur Aquas Albas (Wenatchee). Dies primum et secundum m. Iulii, quos omnino in locis Stehecino circumiacentibus degemus, participes verisimiliter in manus minores inter se diversa agere cupientes dividentur. Licebit profecto eis qui iter Stehecinum facere nolint maturius ex conventiculo discedere.
Quibus sit Idoneum Conventiculum
Aeque invitantur et ludi magistri et praeceptores scholarum superiorum et professores, enixeque commendamus conventiculum hoc studiosis linguarum classicarum graduatis non tantum quod facultas Latine dicendi peritiam et legendi et scribendi mirum in modum corroborat verum etiam quod, ut Latinitas viva, quae nobis cordi est et ad quam nitimur, prorsus renascatur, imprimis necesse est ipsis futuris praeceptoribus linguam nostram pro instrumento omnino ad vivendum apto habere eamque ut omnibus demum rebus humanis, vel modernissimis, exprimendis parem tractent et doceant. Etiam eos qui fundamenta grammatica Latina didicerint Latineque iam satis bene legere valeant necdum tamen Latine colloqui possint ex animo cohortamur ut hoc conventiculum participent primosque suos sermones Latinos nobiscum serant. In conventiculis nostris colloquio Latino datis nullo modo est eis trepidandum erubescendumve qui nondum Latine locuti sint; nam nos fere omnes potius nuper quam pridem initium Latine loquendi fecimus, cuius initii difficultatem funditus comprehendimus.
Omnibus qui aliquot loquelae Latinae elementa generalia exercitare velint erit occasio tribus diebus ante conventiculum incohatum adveniendi ut diebus 22o et 23o mensis Iunii varias res familiariores una cum Stephano Berard et Iacobo Dobreff et forsan aliis moderatoribus Latino sermone celebrent, verba nova locutionesque utiles discant, linguam sibi aliquantum solvant, fiduciam loquendi firment.
Sessiones Praeparatoriae: Aquis Albis
Sessiones praeparatoriae diebus 22o et 23o in Collegio Vallis Aqualbensis (Wenatchee Valley College) habebuntur. Noctibus 21a et 22a participes mansionem aut privatam et gratuitam aut in deversorio modici pretii habebunt—aut ex arbitrio in areis excubatoriis urbi proximis in tentoriis vehiculisve habitabilibus mansitare poterunt.
Vrbs Aquae Albae in civitatis Vasintoniae media parte sita est ad latus orientale illorum montium continuorum quibus est nomen Cataractae (Cascades) atque ad ripam Columbiae Amnis, in America Septentrionalis post Mississippiam magnitudine secundi. Vasintonia media varietatem insolitam locorum ac “microclimatum” continet, quamobrem est situs rerum naturae ordini visendo observandoque peridoneus. Sunt ibi complura systemata montana, montes ignivomi, loca vulcanica, conformationes geologicae detectae, moles glaciales campique conglaciati, silvae conigerae et caducae necnon silvae pluviales, flumina, rivi, rivuli, cataractae, fluminum vada candicantia, prata et plana herbida, tractus agriculturae dediti, pomaria, deserta loca et semiarida et omnino arida.
Ipsa “urbs,” quae dicitur, Aquae Albae, “Caput Mundi Mala Colentis,” ut quidem nuncupatur, in “umbra pluviali” (sc. loco a quo imbres coerceantur) Cataractarum Montium iacet atque media in regione agraria irrigata Vasintoniensi. Vtpote temperie satis aprica praedita, Vallis Aqualbensis a multis petitur ea oblectamenta agere volentibus quae foris agi possint. Incantati Montes, proximum systema montium praeruptorum basalticorum, dimidia hora autocinetica Aquis Albis distantes, usque 7,000 fere pedum altitudinem silvis conigeris Alpinis frondent. Montium Incantatorum summum cacumen, Stuart Mons (9,416 pedes / 2,870 metra altus), septentrionali in latere tribus systematibus molium glacialium obtectum est.
Iter autoraedarium montuosum inter Seattlum et Aquas Albas, sive per Viam Publicam 2 sive per Viam Interstatalem 90 et Viam Publicam 97, satis quidem magnificum sed semitis in altissimis montium partibus haud comparandum, properantes circiter duabus horis et dimidia conficient, otiosius itinerantes tribus. Vrbs Aquae Albae aditur et aërie per Aëriportum Memorialem Pangborn et ferriviarie (Amtrak) et laophorice (Greyhound).
Conventiculum Praecipuum: in Villa “Faciei Sordidae”
Conventiculi pars praecipua, scilicet itinere Stehecinano prior, in perpulchra villa rustica “Dirty Face Lodge” habebitur, cuius est inscriptio Interretialis www.dirtyfacelodge.com <http://www.dirtyfacelodge.com>. Noctibus a 23a ad 29am Iunii mensis ibidem deversabimur, quamquam eis qui velint erit etiam facultas excubandi. Villa, culina et natabulo et thermis scatebrosis instructa, in silva sita est prope Lacum Aqualbensem, haud procul a semitis per quas Latine loquentes ambulabimus. Sessiones generales et acroases de rebus naturalibus in ipsa villa habebuntur.
Iter Stehecinanum: in Villa Stehecinana
Villae Stehecinanae Cataractarum Septentrionalium (North Cascades Stehekin Lodge), cuius situs supra descriptus est, pagina domestica aditur apud <http://www.stehekin.com>.
De Pretiis et Cibis
Discpulis aut toti conventiculo aut parti interesse volentibus erit solvendum pretium aditiale 75 thalerorum ante diem 10um mensis Aprilis anni MMV. Ceteris solvendi erunt 100 thaleri. Vni cuique suademus ut citissime locum in Conventiculo Rustico reservandum curet, nam non erunt plus 25 loca.
Pleraque prandia in ipsis ambulationibus sumentur. Cunctis in ambulationibus erit cuique participi et prandium et aqua portanda. Qui velint cenabunt una, Latine usque colloquentes, sive in aedibus nostris sive in cuiusque loci cauponis.
Sessionum Praeparatoriarum participibus erunt Aquis Albis variae mansionis facultates. Deminuto pretio apud deversorium nomine Caupona Pomaria pernoctare poterunt (Orchard Inn: http://www.ohwy.com/wa/q/qq140495.htm; tel: 509-662-3443). Quo in xenodochio deversari volentes solvent singulis noctibus $54 pro conclavi simplici, $59 pro conclavi duplici, sc. solvet quisque ex duplex conclave communicantibus $29.50. Suademus ut sessionum praeparatoriarum participes ad noctes 21am et 22am mensis Iunii conclave quam primum reservent, “conventiculi Latini” mentionem facientes ut pretium accipiant deminutum. Series quattuor conclavium (duorum duplicium et duorum simplicium) iam asservata est nomine Stephani Berard, a quo confirmationis numeri accipi possunt. Cui seriei facile erit mature petentibus plura addere conclavia. Conclave sibi reservantes mansionis rationem a chartula creditoria Stephani propriam ad chartulam transferant!
Sunt autem Aquis Albis alia deversoria multa, quorum nomina inscriptionesque in Interete facile comperiri possunt (inscriptis scilicet verbis indagatoriis “Wenatchee Washington Hotels”). Sunt etiam prope Aquas Albas multi campi excubatorii, sicut “Wenatchee Confluence State Park” (509-664-6373), qui omnium proximus est, necnon et “Lincoln Rock State Park” (509-884-8702) et “Squilchuck State Park” (509-664-6373) aliique.
In Villa Faciei Sordidae, ubi septem dies deversabimur, propterea quod Collegium Vallis Aqualbensis, Maecenas noster, societas commodi publici est, pretia solvemus deminuta.
▪Qui proprium conclave simplex, lecto magno instructum, habere volunt 37 fere thaleros pro singulis noctibus, sc. $260 pro tota septimana solvent. (Hoc temporis restant talia conclavia tantum duo.)
▪Est unum conclave duplex, duobus lectis instructum, cuius inquilinus quisque tantum $200 solvet sive $28.57 pro nocte.
▪Est etiam unum conclave magnum triplex, tribus lectis instructum, cuius inquilinius quisque 133 tantum thaleros solvet sive $19 pro nocte.
▪Fieri potest ut unus alterve in villa pernoctans particeps alterum invitet ut in conclavi suo “intus excubet.” Qui “intus excubantes” solvent $10 pro nocte. De talibus collocationibus quibuscumque faciatis quaesumus Stephanum certiorem.
Notate bene: Qui primi locum in villa petent hospitii genus praedilectum accipient!
▪Qui in Villae Faciei Sordidae campo excubare volunt solvent $7.50 singulis pro noctibus (sive summam $52.50) ut excubent et $73 ut villae commodis septem dies utantur. Ad summam igitur solvent $127.50.
▪Alibi excubare volentes camporum excubatoriorum magnam copiam invenient, quorum proximus est “Lake Wenatchee State Park” (509-763-3101). Extra villae nostrae campum excubantes solvent $73 ut villae commodis septem dies utantur. (Sed de stipendio ad hoc pretium exsolvendum discipuli rogent Stephanum!)
In Villa Stehecinana pretia deversandi, quae plerumque maiora erunt quam apud Villam Faciei Sordidae, fluctuant inter $150 et $300 pro trinis noctibus. Multi conclave cum alio vel aliis communicare volent. Omnibus qui et ad conventiculum et ad iter Stehecinanum nomina dederint suppeditabitur index inscriptionum participum quo facilius singuli sibi contubernalem inveniant. Est etiam proxime villam campus excubatorius pulcher si quis excubare velit. Eis qui ex longinquo venerint suppeditari poterunt forsan et tentoria et sacci dormitorii aliquot, scilicet ne multa instrumenta excubatoria aëroplanis sint advehenda.
Notate bene: Qui primi locum in villa petent hospitii genus praedilectum accipient!
Horno erit forsan et fiscus studentilis generalis quo succurretur discipulis ad singula varia solvenda, velut itinera coenautocinetica intra Vallem Stehecinanam facienda, birotas conducendas, etc.
Vectura in cymba cui nomen “Lady Express” (apud www.ladyofthelake.com <http://www.ladyofthelake.com>) 47 thaleris constabit.
The Rural Washington Latin Seminar
(Conventiculum Rusticum Vasintoniense)
will be held in late June and early July 2005
in the Wenatchee area of central Washington State.
Preparatory Sessions: June 22nd and 23rd
Main Seminar: June 24th through 29th
Stehekin excursion: June 30th through July 3rd
Principal moderators will be
▪Stephen Berard, Ph.D., Professor of World Languages, Wenatchee Valley College
▪James Dobreff, M.A., Doctoral Candidate at Lund University (Lund, Sweden) and co-editor of the "Axel Oxenstierna Correspondence Project"
▪David Morgan, Ph.D., Professor of French, Furman University, Greenville, SC
Other fluent Latin speakers and experienced moderators will be in attendance.
To apply, go to http://www.wenval.cc/boreoccidentales/boreo_latin/conventiculum.asp .
This Conventiculum Rusticum will be an excellent opportunity for practicing speaking Latin. Most days we will take an excursion during which the participants, with the help of moderators, will not only chat among themselves in Latin but also describe in Latin everything they see: trees and plants, mountains and glaciers, rivers, animals, birds, insects, weather, and many other things. This seminar will be of special interest to those who enjoy the outdoors and who would like to improve their Latin skills in friendly conversation while hiking through forests, mountains, and other rural settings. Every day both easy and moderate hikes will be available; and those who so desire will have several opportunities to engage in difficult hikes and/or mountain climbs.
The last four days and three nights of the seminar will be dedicated to a trip to Stehekin, a village nestled among the peaks of the North Cascades. Since Stehekin can only be reached by water, the seminar participants will, on June 30th, make the fifty-five-mile ferry trip to the village along Lake Chelan, returning to Wenatchee on July 2nd. We will spend July 1st and 2nd entirely in Stehekin and its environs, with participants breaking up into smaller groups according to interest. Of course, those who wish to attend the seminar but not go to Stehekin are free to do so.
Who should attend the seminar?
All Latin teachers at the elementary and secondary levels are invited, as well as college and university professors. We especially recommend this seminar to graduate students in Classics and related fields since, just as with any language, the ability to speak Latin immensely strengthens one’s ability to read and write Latin well. Also, in order for spoken Latin to flourish, which is our common goal, it is especially necessary for future Latin instructors to see that our language is fully capable of serving as an instrument for daily life and for expressing all human concerns, even the most modern. We encourage those who already know the fundamentals of Latin grammar and can already read Latin quite well but who have never spoken Latin to attend the Conventiculum and hold their first Latin conversations with us. Those who do not yet speak Latin should in no way feel intimidated at our seminars, since almost all of us have begun to speak Latin relatively recently and thus we all understand perfectly well the difficulty of getting started.
The Preparatory Sessions
All those who would like to practice the general elements of conversational Latin are invited to arrive three days before the beginning of the seminar and, on June 22nd and 23rd practice speaking Latin with Stephen Berard, James Dobreff, each other, and perhaps other moderators on a few more familiar topics, adding new and useful expressions to their vocabulary, getting used to speaking, and building up their confidence.
The Locations of the Seminar
Preparatory Sessions: Wenatchee
The Preparatory Sessions will be held on June 22nd and 23rd at Wenatchee Valley College. Participants will either be housed privately or they will be able to stay in local motels/hotels or camp in nearby campgrounds.
Wenatchee is located in central Washington State on the east slopes of the Cascade range, along the banks of the Columbia River, the second largest river in North America after the Mississippi. Since Central Washington contains an unusually wide variety of terrains and microclimates, it is an extremely suitable location for visiting and observing the environment. There are several mountain systems, volcanoes and volcanic environments, exposed geological formations, glaciers and ice fields, evergreen and deciduous forests as well as rainforests, rivers, streams, creeks, waterfalls, river rapids, meadows and prairies, agricultural regions, orchards, and deserts both semi-arid and fully arid.
The city of Wenatchee itself, the “Apple Capital of the World,” lies in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains and in the midst of the irrigated farming belt of Washington State. Enjoying a relatively sunny climate, the Wenatchee Valley is the destination of many who enjoy outdoor recreational activities. The Enchantments, a nearby subsystem of steep-uplift basalt mountains, about a
half-hour away from Wenatchee by car, are covered by Alpine conifer forests up to an altitude of about 7,000 feet. The highest point in the Enchantments, Mount Stuart (9,416 ft / 2,870 m.) is partly covered on its north face by three glaciers systems. The drive between Seattle and Wenatchee, either via Route 2 or via Interstate 90 and Route 97 takes about two-and-a-half hours for those who drive quickly and three hours or more for those taking their time. Wenatchee can be reached by air via Pangborn Memorial Airport, by rail (Amtrak) and by bus (Greyhound).
The Main Seminar: the Dirty Face Lodge
The main, week-long part of the Conventiculum, that is, before the excursion to Stehekin, will be held in the Dirty Face Lodge (http://www.dirtyfacelodge.com ). We will stay there from the night of the 23rd through the night of the 29th, although those preferring to camp will be able to do so. The lodge, equipped with kitchen, swimming pool, and jacuzzi, is located in the forest near Lake Wenatchee, not far from the trails we will be using on out Latin-speaking hikes. General sessions will be held and nature-talks given in the lodge.
Stehekin Excursion: the Stehekin Lodge
Find out more about the North Cascades Stehekin Lodge, whose location was described above, at the website www.stehekin.com <http://www.stekehin.com>.
Prices and Meals
Students attending all or part of the seminar will need to pay a registration fee of $75 by April 10th, 2005. All others will need to pay $100 by the same date.
We urge everyone to reserve a place in the seminar as quickly as possible, since there will only be 25 places available.
Most lunches will be eaten while we are on hikes. Everyone should bring lunch and water on all hikes. Those interested will be able to have dinner each night speaking Latin either in our lodge or in local restaurants.
Those attending the Preparatory Sessions will be able to choose from among various types of accommodations. Reduced prices will be available at the Orchard Inn (Orchard Inn: http://www.ohwy.com/wa/q/qq140495.htm ; phone: 509-662-3443). Those wishing to stay at this motel will pay $54 per night for a single room and $59 per night for a double. That is, those sharing a double room will pay $29.50 a night. It would be best for those attending the preparatory sessions to spend the nights of June 21st and 22nd and to reserve their rooms as soon as possible. Mention the “Latin conference” in order to receive the discount. A block of rooms (two doubles and two singles) has already been reserved in the name of Stephen Berard, from whom you can obtain the confirmation numbers. If people ask early enough, it should be easy to add further rooms to our block. When you reserve your room, please switch your account from Stephen Berard’s credit card number to your own!
There are many other hotels in Wenatchee. You can easily find their names and addresses on the Internet. (Just use the key words “Wenatchee Washington Hotels”).
There are also many campgrounds in the Wenatchee area, such as “Wenatchee Confluence State Park” (509-664-6373), which is the closest of all, and “Lincoln Rock State Park” (509-884-8702) and “Squilchuck State Park” (509-664-6373) as well as several more.
At the Dirty Face Lodge, where we will stay for seven days, we will pay discounted prices because our sponsor, Wenatchee Valley College, is a non-profit organization.
▪Those desiring a single room, with a queen-size bed, will pay $260 for the week, which comes to about $37 per night. (Currently there are two of these rooms left.)
▪There is one double room with two beds, for which each of the three occupants will pay $200 for the week or just $28.57 per night.
▪There is one large triple room with three beds, for which each of the three occupants will pay $133, which comes out to $19 per night.
▪It it possible that some participants may invite another do to “inside camping” in their room. Such “indoor campers” will pay $10 per night. Please let Stephen Berard know about any such arrangements.
Note: Accommodations in the lodge will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
▪Those wishing to camp at the Dirty Face Lodge will pay $7.50 per night (a total of $52.50) to camp and $73 to use the lodge facilities. The total, then, would be $127.50.
▪Those wanting to camp elsewhere will find a large variety of campgrounds, the closest being “Lake Wenatchee State Park” (509-763-3101). Those doing this will pay $73 to use the lodge facilities—although some of these people are also eligible for a student scholarship.
Prices at the North Cascades Stehekin Lodge are generally higher than at the Dirty Face Lodge, varying from about $150 to about $300 for the three nights. Many will want to share a room with someone. Everyone registering for the seminar and the Stehekin excursion will be supplied with a list of participants’ addresses so that they can more easily find roommates. There is also a pretty campground right next to the lodge. Some tents and sleeping bags can be supplied to those wishing to camp but coming from a long distance and thus not wanting to bring camping equipment on the airplane.
Note: Accommodations in the lodge will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
This year, in addition to the small scholarships, we hope to have a general student slush fund which will be used to helped students with some incidentals, such as the bus prices in the Stehekin valley, renting bicycles, etc.
Our round-trip fare on the “Lady Express” ferry boat (www.ladyofthelake.com <http://www.ladyofthelake.com>) will cost $47.
Announcement of 2005 Meeting and Call for Papers
The Classical Association of the Southwestern United States will have its annual convention Friday and Saturday September 16 and 17, 2005, at The Inn of The Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, NM.
Paper proposals are invited, in the following areas:
Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes for discussion provided. The Committee will be happy to consider proposals from college and university Classics students as well as from secondary school and college faculty and others interested.
Proposals will be refereed anonymously. Send a 150-200 word abstract by April 15, 2005 to the Chair of the Program Committee:
Dr. Ronald J. Weber, University of Texas at El Paso Liberal Arts Bldg. Room 233 500 University Ave., El Paso, TX 79968-0525 Phone (915) 747-6512 Fax (915) 747-5981 firstname.lastname@example.org
CASUS 2005 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration Fee: $20.00, payable at the opening session. Please make check payable to CASUS, EIN 74-279-5762; an affiliate of the SWJCL, a non-profit organization per IRS 501(a).
For hotel reservations at Inn of the Mountain Gods:
We have 12 doubles reserved @ $159/night. Reservation deadline is
August 16, 2005. Room count below
20, regular room rates will apply.
For more information, please contact Patrick Abel, CASUS President:
Mescalero is on U.S. Route 70, about 8 miles southwest of Ruidoso, New Mexico. It may be reached by automobile from El Paso by taking U.S.54 (North-South Freeway) through Alamogordo, NM to Tularosa. Take 70 North-East to Mescalero. From Lubbock: take U.S.62/82 to Brownfield; go west on U.S.380 through Roswell, N.M. U.S.380 merges with U.S.70, continue West through Ruidoso to Mescalero. From Albuquerque, take I-25 South to Las Cruces, East on U.S.70, follow through Alamogordo and Tularosa to Mescalero.
The Department of Classics of the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Classical Association will sponsor a free review for the Latin ExCET exam on Saturday, March 26th, 2005 from 9:00 AM -5:00 PM in 116 Waggener Hall, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. During the review we will discuss the format of the exam, analyze practice exams, and review Latin grammar and Roman culture. If you would like to attend such a review, or if you know of anyone planning to take the Latin ExCET exam, please contact
Particularly helpful at previous reviews were several persons who had taken the exam and shared their insights. If you have taken the exam, and would like to join us on March 26th, please do so. Or if you prefer, please send your suggestions for test-takers to Tim Moore at the above address.
Those of us planning the review are very anxious that all who will be taking the exam know about the review. If you have suggestions regarding how we can best spread the word about the review, please contact Tim Moore.
I am pleased to be able to offer you NEW COLOR VERSIONS of the results of the TCA survey of Admissions Counselors, conducted by Clyde Lehmann, TCA President Elect, and Randy Thompson, TCA Past President, in PDF format. These will be the perfect promotional materials to distribute to counselors, parents and school boards, not to mention students.
All of these require Adobe Acrobat Reader which you can download.
The 2005 AP National Conference will be held July 14-18, 2005 at the
Hilton Americas-Houston, in Houston, Texas. The deadline on the Call for
Proposals has been extended to September 15, 2004. Please take a moment
to review the enclosed link to the CFP, and think about presenting a
session related to relevant content in your field (discipline or
The TSJCL website has been recently updated with new pages just for sponsors. Those pages are located at http://www.tsjcl.org/sponsors. As of now, you will find this year's membership packet and contest rules available for download, along with the dates and locations for all area conventions and the 2005 state convention. We will also be posting all documents from the TSJCL board meetings, including minutes and budget.
We hope this will be a great help to you. (Oooh! If I had been writing in Latin, I could've used a double dative :-)
Slavery, Oppression, and Prejudice: Ancient Roots and Modern Implications will assemble an interdisciplinary group of scholars for an international conference addressing the nature, origins, and implications of the practice of slavery from antiquity through modernity, with special attention to the wide-ranging moral and theological responses the phenomenon has prompted among Christians.
Slavery—as a means of (dis)ordering economic, political, and social life, and as an instrument of oppression, racism, and prejudice toward the “other”—has been a part of the culture within which the church found itself from the beginning. Through its history, Western Christianity has addressed the subject any way but univocally, sometimes acknowledging the practice without complaint, sometimes rationalizing it on the basis of specious biblical interpretation, and sometimes actively decrying its dehumanizing, morally, and socially destructive consequences. Curiously, the early church took up the ubiquitous practice of slavery and turned it into a metaphor descriptive of both the unredeemed life held hostage to sin and the redeemed life devoted to Christ. In so doing, it theologically re-enacted the central story of the ancient Hebrew people who were led by God through Moses out of a land of oppression and into a promised land. Christians understood that they could serve their Lord (who accepted slave status himself in dying on a cross) in whatever station in life they found themselves. By regarding slaves as “brothers” and therefore equals before the Lord, the writers of the New Testament transformed the meaning of slavery. That the church has so many different biblical, historical, and theological resources for reflecting on slavery, and that the practices of Christians in relation to slavery have ranged so widely, jointly underscore the value of a conference on the proposed subject.
Further, the debilitating effects of slavery in our own recent American past linger on. Regrettably, the church can claim no better than a mixed record regarding slavery, oppression, and prejudice in this context. The institution of slavery varied widely in the Americas, but the United States serves as an example of both changing and conflicting religious assumptions about slavery. Colonial Quakers were the first Christian group in the British American colonies to protest slavery actively, but by the late eighteenth century, other Christian bodies also became vocal antislavery adherents. Influenced by the spiritual egalitarianism of the Bible, as well as by the political ideology of the American Revolution, many Christians joined in a crusade to expunge slaveholding members from their congregations. By the early nineteenth century, however, the antislavery message began to splinter. Northern Christians continued to contest the legitimacy of slavery, but as cotton became entrenched in the South, southern Christians generally silenced their opposition to slavery, and over time turned their argument in a different direction, utilizing religion and the Bible to defend slavery as a positive good. Christianity, then, provided resources for two conflicting positions in America, one that sanctioned and endorsed slavery along biblical lines, and one that condemned slavery as a moral evil. Only civil war would decide the fate of slavery, and then not without a hard and prolonged fight, one in which both sides relied heavily upon religion to legitimize their cause.
The symposium will bring together distinguished plenary speakers, paper-presenting scholars from varied disciplines, parish pastors, seminarians, students, and others, and (with their help) clarify the underlying economic, political, social, and spiritual causes for slavery; understand the deforming effects of slavery on both slave and slaveholder; illuminate the complex history of Christian complicity in and censuring of slavery; examine morally and theologically credible conclusions about the antebellum practice of slavery, the perpetuation of prejudicial and oppressive practices in today's society, and the church’s appropriate responses; and explore the merits and limitations of slavery as a metaphor for the life in Christ. It thus will support the aims of the Pruit Memorial Endowment by addressing an issue of perennial and contemporary social significance, by enabling an interdisciplinary group of participants to exemplify the morally bounded nature of Christian scholarly inquiry, and by showing the importance of a Christian scholarly vocation that does not retreat to ivory tower abstruseness, but which contributes to the improvement of public and ecclesial intellectual life.
Annual Meeting @ The Lodge in Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Registration is $20, payable at the registration/reception, Friday 9-17-04, 7:00-9:00pm.
Academic/pedagogical presentations Saturday beginning 8:45am until 3:00pm.
For information contact Patrick Abel, 915-566-0324, or at Montwood
H.S. 915-937-2633, email@example.com.
I launched a new page on my website as a place for us to collect lesson plans, ideas, projects, etc. devoted to Living Latin/oral Latin. Several people responded positively to the idea of collecting them in a single place like this. I am posting the url below and will from time to time when new material has been added. Go and look at the lay out. It is very simple, but can easily be expanded and edited as we go along.
When you send submissions, they should be directly related to Latin as a living language focusing on some aspect of oral usage. You should include with your submission at least: 1) your name and email contact 2) the kind of activity it is 3) whether it is usable in general or to a specific text
All other specifics can be included in the text of the submission. You can email to my home email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and submissions should be attached as Word or pdf files.
I am excited about the possibility of collecting all he wonderful things we are doing around oral Latin.
site for Lingua Latina Viva http://www.cowetaschools.org/srms/latin/LatViv.htm
Robert Patrick Latin Teacher Coweta County Schools, GA
AT THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of ancient and post-classical studies in Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with 84,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with 109,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, the School is authorized to serve as liaison with the Greek Ministry of Culture on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to excavate and to study museum collections.
In the ten years since its inception, the NEH Fellowship program at the American School has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for sixteen scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.
Those Eligible: Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields who are U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must have completed their professional training but do not have to hold the Ph.D.
Terms: Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration. Maximum stipend for a five-month project, $17,500; for a ten-month project, $35,000. Term must coincide with American School’s academic year, September to June.
Full application information and requests for further information on
the American School of Classical Studies or the Fellowship may be
The following items constitute the application:
2. A statement of the project (up to five pages), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, and the importance of the work, the methodologies involved, where applicable, and the reasons it should occur in Athens at the American School of Classical Studies. The applicant's name should appear on each page.
3. Current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
4. Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with your work and field of interest. These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant's ability to carry it out successfully. Please include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees.
NEH Fellows will be expected to reside primarily in Athens, contribute to and enhance the scholarly dialogue, as well as contribute to and expand scholarly horizons at the School.
The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.
1. Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
Applications should be postmarked no later than November 15, 2003.
THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
1. Full name: (last) (first) (middle)
2. Work or preferred address:
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4. Citizenship: __________ US visa status/dates or residence: __________
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7. Current position/rank/department:
Academic institution: public private state religious
8. Place/date of completion of Ph.D.:
9. Field of study:
10. Project title:
11. Desired number of months in Greece:
12. Please provide a 100 word abstract of your project.
The North American Cambridge Classics Project
Atlanta, GA November 7 - November 8, 2003
This workshop will be touring the U.S. offering a complete ³how-to² instructional guide and training session aimed to educate Latin teachers in the broader philosophy behind the reading approach to teaching Latin as well as the concrete tools necessary for Latin instruction in the classroom.
Don't miss this opportunity to network with other Classicists, to improve your own instructional techniques and decrease your workload and frustration 100% with the wealth of materials made available to you.
Tuition: $140.00 Tuition includes all meals (dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday), conference facilities and services, reading approach instruction and all hand-outs and materials.
Accommodations: You may arrange for those at a deeply discounted rate at the conference facility (with free shuttle airport service) using the information provided on the registration form.
For further information: obtain a registration form from the Cambridge Latin website at www.cambridgelatin.com
For registration questions: contact Ellen Sell, 1342 Westover Drive, Norfolk, VA 23507-1026; email email@example.com.
For specific information about the workshops: contact Beth Thompson, 2965 Dunlavin Way, Charlotte, NC 28205; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(from Karen Villareal)
Here's the most current schedule for Legion XIIII's 2004 Texas Tour. In case this schedule won't print properly, I'll send it again as an attachment. The UD shows are full on Friday and close to capacity for Thursday. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Tuesday, 1/6: San Antonio: Texas Military Institute: Valerie Johnson (1 evening show)
Wednesday, 1/7: San Antonio: Tom C. Clark High School: William Lee: (perhaps 2 daytime shows) (2nd one tentative) (and 5-6 hour drive north)
Thursday, 1/8: Dallas: The University of Dallas: 1 morning show, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Dallas: St. Mark's: Michael J. Bennett (afternoon
Friday, 1/9: Dallas: UD, Lynch Auditorium, area teachers, 2 daytime shows:
10:00 a.m.-11:45 or noon (depending upon whether there can be an outdoor demonstration) ;
Monday, 1/12: Fort Worth: Southwest High School, Joel Langvardt, 2 daytime shows
(and 4-5 hour drive south Monday evening or Tuesday morning)
Tuesday, 1/13: Leander (near Austin): Leander High School: Elizabeth Heintzelman: 5-7 p.m. (I think)
Flight home from San Antonio or Austin
Cordially, Karen V. email@example.com
In February 2003, Congress passed the Omnibus Appropriations bill for the year. The Foreign Language Assistance program received a $2 million increase and spending for foreign languages and international studies in higher education was increased by $10 million.
Applications are available from the Department of Education for Foreign Language Assistance grants - deadline June 13, 2003. A significant portion of the $16 million allotted to FLAP this year will be available for new and innovative programs. Please apply and encourage colleagues to apply since the success of the program is essential to its funding. There are 89 awards with a range of from $50,000 to $175,000. The FLAP program provides grants to cover 50% of the cost for establishing innovative model programs or improving or expanding foreign language study in elementary or secondary schools. The Secretary of Education may determine that some schools do not have adequate resources to pay the non-federal share. Latin teachers are encouraged to apply, since none have yet done so. FLAP is part of Title V, Section D - Fund for the Improvement of Education.
Another recently established program is the Foreign Language Incentive Program (FLIP), which offers grants to elementary schools that provide students with a program designed to lead to communicative competency in foreign languages.
There are also grants for the recruitment and training of new teachers. Congress voted $35 million to fund 95 grants to help school districts recruit and train mid-career professionals and recent college graduates into teaching careers.
For more information and application forms on these programs and other grant opportunities, go to the website of the Joint National Committee for Languages / National Council for Languages and International studies (JNCL/NCLIS) at www.languagepolicy.org.
This is most important. If we do not have 50 candidates total for 2004, the Latin certification may no longer be available. We fought to get Latin included. We can work together toward this goal. The eighteen candidates who applied for 2003 cannot be scored until we reach the goal of 50. I was on the team that wrote the Latin assessment. YOU CAN DO IT!
The North American Classics Project will hold its summer workshop at Tufts University in Medford, MA from July 8-13, 2003.
We have lined up a wonderful group of speakers. Among them are Anne Koloski-Ostrow, a Brandeis University professor who is currently doing research in and writing a book on Pompeii who will discuss her latest research; Joe Davenport, Middle School teacher extraordinaire who will give ideas and examples from that end; Mark Pearsall, Glastonbury CT's teacher of the year for 2002 who will give a workshop on teaching the upper levels, local teachers who will share their expertise in using music in the classroom, incorporating technology, hands on projects for the classroom, authentic Roman soldiery, and many other topics, Beth Thompson from North Carolina who will share her materials and ideas as well as present materials from the Resource Center, and Allyson Raymer who will give the complete background on the Cambridge Latin Course. We will visit the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for a tour of their classical galleries with a local teacher as well. There will be lots of time to share ideas, materials, and techniques, and all who attend will come away with a wealth of classroom-tested ideas and lots of inspiration.
For questions contact Carlene Craib by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at home, 978-692-7387, before 6 p.m. weekdays, please.
Classical Association of the Southwestern United States
Announcement of 2003 Meeting and Call for Papers
The Classical Association of the Southwestern United States will have its annual convention Friday and Saturday September 19 and 20, 2003, at The Lodge in Cloudcroft, NM. Paper proposals are invited, in the following areas:
Classical Greek and Latin Literature and Culture Latin Literature, Beginnings to the Twentieth Century Latin and Classics Teaching: Methodology and Pedagogy
Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes for discussion provided. The Committee will be happy to consider proposals from college and university Classics students as well as from secondary school and college faculty and others interested.
Proposals will be refereed anonymously. Send a 150-200 word abstract by April 15, 2003 to the Chair of the Program Committee:
Edward V. George
The Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin has received some funds from the College of Liberal Arts to expand its outreach efforts. As a result, we should be able to send faculty members and graduate students to various schools and events throughout Texas, to speak on whatever Classics-related topic might be of interest. Recent class visits by UT faculty members have ranged from an introduction to Homer for second graders through discussion of Latin meter for an AP Latin class, and we can also perform scenes from ancient dramatic works in English and/or Latin. In addition to Latin classes, we are eager to address English classes reading Greek and Roman literature in translation, history classes studying the ancient world, in-services, exploratory language classes, Latin clubs and events, and community gatherings outside the schools. In fact, we encourage you to think of any areas where you think a visit by a member of our Department might be of use to you, your school, and your community.
We also encourage teachers of Latin to bring their students on field trips to our campus and our department. Among the activities we might include in a such field trip are visits to classes in Latin, Greek, or Classical Civilization; talks by professors on various topics; tours of the campus' classical art and Latin inscriptions; performances of scenes from ancient drama; and participation in our readings of Greek and Latin texts aloud (every Wednesday and Thursday at noon, or we can schedule additional ones). Some funds are available to assist school groups that might otherwise not be able to make the trip to Austin.
Keep your eyes open to the Department's web site (http://www.utexas.edu/depts/classics/) which will soon feature a list of faculty members with some suggestions of talks they might give in schools and communities.
Please contact any of the following with your ideas on how members of the UT Austin Classics Department can contribute to your teaching (all can be reached by phone at 512-471-5742):
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA'S TWO WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE 2003 FOR LATIN TEACHERS:
Livy on Early Rome
The Department of Classics at the University of Florida has scheduled a two-week intensive summer institute for July 7-18, 2003 (between ACL and NJCL). The course is specifically designed with the needs of high school Latin teachers in mind. Three and six credit options are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and summer credits may be combined with the department's distance learning institutes (offered in fall and spring), and applied towards the MA or PhD. (For more information on our distance graduate programs, please visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~hmueller/distance/.)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Livy wrote his history of early Rome under the restored republic of Augustus. We will thus read Livy from two points-of-view. On the one hand, we will compare his descriptions of life in early Rome with the archeological record. On the other, we will examine his accounts of Roman institutions (especially constitutional and religious) both on their own terms and in the reflected light of Augustan culture's obsession with Rome's origins. This course will help students solidify their grasp of early Roman history, the traditions of Roman religion, Livian historiography, and the ideology of Augustan Rome. We may add too that we shall not neglect the Latin text itself. Class format will include translation/recitation, short reports, lectures, and discussion. Students interested in the six credit option should contact the instructor for requirements (see below).
TUITION: Three credits at the undergraduate level costs $258.09 for Florida residents ($1204.62 for out-of-state students at the undergraduate level). Special provisions are available to earn graduate credit (for three credits: $565.09 in state; OUT-OF-STATE TEACHERS PAY THE IN-STATE RATE AT THE GRADUATE LEVEL). Additional details on this option are available from the Classics Department office (see below). Information concerning scholarships or other support can be obtained from your local school district. For outside funding opportunities, please see our listing of scholarships available to Latin teachers: http://grove.ufl.edu/~hmueller/distance/teacherscholarships.htm
HOUSING: Rooms are available at the newly renovated University of Florida Reitz Union Hotel, PO Box 118505, Gainesville, FL 32611-8505, in the middle of campus at the special rate of $45 for a double (sharing is permitted, and we can help arrange a roommate). We have reserved a block of ten rooms. Our group code is "CLSI." Call 352-392-2151 (fax: 352-846-2199); e-mail: email@example.com. Please make your reservations early! For other motels in the area (not on campus) contact the Department.
FACULTY: Dr. Hans-Friedrich Mueller. After earning BAs in German and Latin at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Hans taught Latin and German at Countryside HS in Clearwater, Florida, for six years (1985-1991). He earned his Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994. More recently, he won the American Philological Association's award for excellence in teaching for the year 2000. His book on Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus was published by Routledge in spring 2002. His new abridgment of Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire will be published by Random House in spring 2003. Hans thus combines interests and experience in Latin literature, Roman history, and pedagogy (especially at the high school level).
COURSE WEBSITE: http://grove.ufl.edu/~hmueller/summerinstitute/
FURTHER INFORMATION concerning registration procedures, fees, and other items can be obtained by contacting the Department Office Manager (Mrs. Druscilla Gurahoo) at:
Department of Classics
Dr. Hans-Friedrich Mueller may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org . tel. 352-392-2075 ext. 262
The Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University announces an online discussion series, “Athenian Law in its Democratic Context,” featuring lectures by scholars and bulletin boards for discussion moderated by classicists.
The schedule of lectures and discussions, which will run from mid-February through mid-March 2003, can be found at www.chs.harvard.edu. Lectures, archived discussions, and supplementary material about Athenian law will remain available on the site after the conclusion of the series. The series is free of charge and designed to interest a broad audience. All material will be available in English over the internet.
The series will include the following lectures:
Call for Nominations
The American Classical League's Merita/Meritus awards are intended to recognize sustained and distinguished service to the Classics profession generally and to ACL in particular.
ELIGIBILITY: A candidate must have been an ACL member for at least five years (and, unless retired, be a current member) and a current or retired teacher of classical languages or classical humanities, broadly defined, at any level K-12 or college/university. Current members of the ACL Executive Committee are not eligible.
SELECTION: Up to four recipients will be selected each spring by an awards committee consisting of teachers at the elementary, middle-school, high-school, and university levels. Recipients will be recognized and their awards presented by the ACL President at the annual ACL Institute banquet.
NOMINATIONS: The required nomination forms are available online at www.aclclassics.org or by mail from Prof. Richard A. LaFleur, Chair, Merita/Meritus Awards Committee, Department of Classics, Park Hall, Univ. of Georgia, Athens GA 30602-6203. Five copies each of both the completed nomination forms and full curricula vitae/resumes for the nominees must be mailed (not faxed) to the Awards Committee Chair at the above address and postmarked no later than February 15.
The University of Texas at Austin Summer Program features a wide
First Summer Session runs from June 4 - July 11, 2003
June 9 - 27
Lucretia's legend seems simple enough at first glance: The noble matron's rape, by Sextus Tarquinius, and her subsequent suicide, led Lucius Junius Brutus to eject the Tarquins, thus bringing down the Roman monarchy and instituting the Republic. Lucretia is thus a proper icon of New Roman thought: women's chastity and proper subordination, Tarquin little more than the embodiment of royal evil, and Brutus the heroic liberator and founder.
But subsequent analyses, revisions, and reworkings of the story reveal and create a variety of tensions, and the icons crack. Lucretia's suicide, to Augustine, is an admission of guilt. Junius's sudden spring into patriotica action can become a symptom of the ignoble rashness that will lead him to sacrifice his sons. And down the centuries the story rolls, exemplifying differences in psychology, social values, and poltical advocacy that startle even the jaded reader.
This course will begin with the earliest versions of the legend and some parallels: Livy and Ovid, and other authors, Roman and nonRoman. We shall then move to the most influential Christian interpreter, Augustine, and proceed up the years through the Middle Ages into the Renaissance-The Italian Renaissance, at least. First to Colluccio Salutati in Florence for his rhetorical skyrocket, the Declamatio Lucretiae, where a matron's sullied purity serves as example of the corruption of antiquity to be set right by those new Junii, the classical scholars. Our most surprising stop will be Machiavelli's great and scabrous comedy, Mandragola–-the grim tale twisted into deception run riot in the successful corruption of a marriage, with the attendant political theory.
We shall confront as many Lucretioids as we can. Plays English and French, Restoration and modern. Benjamin Britten's opera may be the most nearly contemporary of these, but we'll keep trying.
Latin texts, including Livy, Ovid, Augustine, the Gesta Romanorum, and Salutati's Declamatio will be read in the original. Everything else in English.
June 4 - August 18
For over thirty years summer Intensive Greek has been taught at UT
This course is for the highly motivated and resolute student. For
No previous knowledge of Greek is required. The student starts the
Undergraduate students from past intensive courses have been able to
For more information please contact:
I am pleased to be able to offer you the results of the TCA survey of Admissions Counselors, conducted by Clyde Lehmann, TCA President Elect, and Randy Thompson, TCA Past President, in PDF format. These will be the perfect promotional materials to distribute to counselors, parents and school boards, not to mention students.
There are three flyers in the one PDF document:
I am trying to identify mentors for students in a course, and for participants in a series of seven Saturday workshops for teachers, on the AP Latin Ovid syllabus (as well as Tristia 4.10) that I will be teaching at the University of Maryland, College Park, from February 2 through May 3, 2003.
If you currently teach the Advanced Placement Ovid syllabus on the secondary level or the texts included on the syllabus at the college level, and/or if you just love Ovid, and if you would be willing to share your enthusiasm, experience and expertise, from afar (by electronic communication) or up close (in the event that you are or may be in the Washington-Baltimore area this spring), please contact me, off list, by December 4 at email@example.com or 301-405-2024.
Our textbook will be the second edition of Richard LaFleur's Love and
We are tentatively planning to devote a session at the spring meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States in Pittsburgh to this experimental course and its mentoring component, so please let me know if you would like to be involved in the session as well. [don't forget that the deadline for CAAS submissions is December 1: let me know if you need further information]
Thanks so much Judy Hallett
Mark your calendars for the second annual AP National Conference! This year's conference will be held from July 18-21, 2003, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles, California. This year's conference will incorporate the AP and Pre-AP National Conferences.
Conference attendees can look forward to a weekend full of professional development opportunities. To find out more, and to join a mailing list for future announcements about the conference program, visit the APNC 2003 section of AP Central. If you have questions about the conference after reading the information at AP Central, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you in Los Angeles.
Jere Mead of Concord-Carlisle HS (MA) reports:
Every Friday at CCHS, those who have reached the subjunctive sing:
I told her she couldn't keep this song to herself. Sing it with joy!
For LOTE, the State Board has moved the time schedule for adoption up two years, to 2004, rather than 2006, as originally planned. This means that the call for LOTE materials will go out in 2002, adoption of materials by the State Board of Education will occur in November 2004, and in early 2005 school districts will choose for themselves the instructional materials they will use beginning in August 2005. For more information, www.sedl.org/loteced
I am delighted to announce that the new, updated, fully searchable on-line Audio-Visual Resources for Classics website is now ready for general consumption. It's all about promoting classics in and out of the classroom. Thanks to all who have written both off-list and on - I have culled a lot of information and gotten a lot of ideas from discussions on this list. Thanks particularly to David Meadows for helping me to spread the word this am - please feel free to pass this notice along to any list or individual who might be looking for av materials about the classical world: videos, cds, tapes, posters, slides, maps, activity books, ... If you know of any products I have missed (terribile dictu) please do let me know. Self-nominations are welcome. :)
Lots has changed in the past two years since I first posted this website; there are tons more products and more (and different) distributors. I have added several categories of information, including an expanded section on the Classical Legacy (in culture, in the English language, in Shakespeare, and in film - on video and on DVD). Historical fiction on tape is new, too. New material in philosophy (Augustine, Plato, much more) has flooded the market. New material on Roman-Conquered Lands has caused me to change the title of the section that began as simply "Roman Britain" - it's big, now. The Elementary/Middle School section is bigger than ever. Lots of fabulous new products available. And the Miscellaneous category has all sorts of stuff in it, mostly provided by classics organizations.
Here is a brief run-down on how the on-line version differs from the print version coming out in a March/April special edition in _Classical World_ (together again with Judith Sebesta's very useful Textbook Survey):
extensive descriptions of products, including complete lists of titles for lectures on tape, tracks on music cds, narrators of videos, readers of books on tape, etc. entire topics eliminated from the print version (Databases, Ancient Near/Middle East, Elementary Aesop, etc., as well as an expanded section concerning classics Miscellanea of all sorts) some new categories of products (e.g., historical fiction on audio cd and cassette) internet-only vendors (e.g., Amazon.com and eToys) cyber-only items (e.g., RealAudio recordings of ancient music and literature; digitized recordings downloadable for a fee; interactive/visual websites providing 3D reconstructions or virtual tours of archaeological sites) hyperlinks from each item to its distributors' on-line catalog pages hyperlinks to on-line reviews of products when available hyperlinks to free downloads or preview clips items available for rent only (PSU and IU Library inventories are fully indexed)
The document has just shy of 12,000 hyperlinks in it (half and half, external and internal) so while I will be happy to make a note of dead or incorrect links as you send them to me, please have mercy if you can't find what you need right away, and if it's not fixed right away - I do have a day job! And I was dismayed to learn that after I programmed links to several distributors' websites, their internal design prevents these links from working. And my own site redesign has killed some links as well. But please do let me know if something doesn't work, even if you think I might know about it already.
And despite my love for all things web, there is much to be said for being able to hold a portable document in your hand. If you don't already subscribe to CW (it's well worth it!), you can find information on the on-line av website (http://lilt.ilstu.edu/drjclassics2) and at http://www.caas-cw.org about how to get offprints (once we have some).
I hope you find this collection of material useful.
Thanks! Cheers, Janice
Janice Siegel (aka Dr. J)
WINGS Online: Welcoming Interns and Novices with Guidance and Support Online A Collaboration Among the Colleges of Education, Liberal Arts, and Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin
WINGS Online's telementoring, public discussion, and information-on-demand resources and services are offered to Texas teachers through this Web site. WINGS' primary purpose is to support novice teachers who have graduated from or are enrolled in certification programs at the University of Texas at Austin.
For more information go to http://emissary.ots.utexas.edu/wings/
The TCA Archives Project, an endeavor growing from the current TCA Executive Board's interest in the people who have preceded us and subsequently their records and papers, has begun with this year's annual conference.
All over the state, tucked away in closets and behind file cabinets, stand boxes of records and pictures and lists of people and events in the history of the Texas Classics Association and the Texas State Junior Classical League. Doris Kays has hand-written ledgers from India Newton; Tim Moore has many volumes of "The Texas Latin Leaflet," a publication of the UT Classics Department and the TCA in the 1930's and '40's from Gareth Morgan's collection; the current TSJCL historian has forty pounds or so of papers passed from officer to officer each year--who knows what's there! What do you have?
And after all the fascinating materials are found, then what? Where do they go, short of renting a room in a mini-storage shed someplace? The Executive Committee invites your ideas, suggestions, and especially your offers of help and information. Is there an Austin-area library that will adopt our archives? Can we provide a stipend for a classics graduate student or a library intern who will help organize and catalog the accumulation? What else can we / should we / will we do?
When Randy Thompson, current TCA President, asked if I would be historian , I asked him about the responsibilities of the office. He said he didn't know of any. But TCA has a rich history in need of preservation, so now this poor historian has the responsibility of setting up the first stages of the TCA Archives Project. Adjuvate me!
Patricia Rektorik-Sprinkle TCA Historian email@example.com
This from Janet Burns:
Just today I was granted the Latin Language site at Webseed Publishing! My new URL is http://www.aboutlatinlanguage.com. It will be a mirror of my About.com site, and I hope to get started on it this week. However, it will take 'til the end of the year to get 2000 of the 3000 pages uploaded and get links redirected. (There are 1000 pages that cannot be accommodated at the moment at Webseed: several hundred pages of audio files, photo tours, and puzzles.)
As soon as I get the Webseed site operational with everything on it, I will abandon my personal site http://home.houston.rr.com/mrex -- using it stricly as a gateway page. Webseed, fortunately, has very little advertising compared with About.com, and I am in charge of how much I want to use.
However, my QUID NOVI newsletter will resume at the end of this month. Anyone who wants to subscribe can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to play CLUE with your students? Check out this website: http://www.cornell-iowa.edu/classical_studies/latin/clue.pdf
It was designed by John Gruber-Miller and Cindy Benton, and is geared toward the Oxford Latin course, but adaptable, I imagine, to any class.
(from the Latinteach list:)
My husband, who is a school speech pathologist, recently purchased a great game to use with his language and articulation students. It is called Mythopoly, created by Mike & Carolyn LoGiudice and published by Lingui Systems. 1-800-776-4332. e-mail:email@example.com ISBN number is 0-7606-0330-8 Cost is $45.
This looks like a great game. It is geared for ages 10-18. It had a board similar to Monopoly with locations such as Troy, Sparta, Thebes, the Parthenon, etc. Instead of jail it has the Labyrinth. There are Fate cards and Oracle cards. An example of a Fate card is "The fates smile upon you. Take a rest at the Elysian Fields. If you pass the Origin, collect $200." An oracle card says "The beggar you befriended turns out to be heir to the throne of Thebes. Collect $100 from a grateful future king." It comes with a book with 28 myths retold in simple words. Before playing the game students read or listen to one of the stories in the book. Players then have to answer questions about the story in order to advance around the board. This looks like a great game. The materials are very high quality. It comes in a plastic box to hold everything. I'm planning to order one for myself & then borrow his for club game days.--Pat Kessler
From Bill Harris:
I just finished a crash program of work and a new Latin dictionary for schools is now online and working fine. You can find it near the top of my main index page www.middlebury.edu/~harris and I will be interested in your reactions.
This has 4834 words, comprising the three grade sets which are linked in the Classics section under Language.... PLUS all the rest of the words which Prof Lodge found in Caesar Cicero and Vergil of the then-curriculum, in l907, presumably noting words down night after night on 3 x 5 cards, with the citations. So this list covers everything..... try the hapax "magalia" to check it out.
I had to use the browser FIND which went for compounds in alphabetic order, abduco for FIND duco, so I coded in a dot before each word. If you want plain duco, do FIND .duco and you get it, with no side effects like nausea, headache etc. I think it all works, hope some of you will test it out and report and goofs.
I see this being used on the screen as simple and effective, with the Latin text on the desk in view. But could download and use it on the terminal as well, if worth the trouble.
This is an advertisement for a website, NOT a travel or tour company.
Are you interested in taking your Latin students on a tour to Italy or Greece but don't know how to get started?
Are you an experienced tour leader who would like to travel with other inexperienced or experienced Latin teachers?
Are you tired of signing up for a tour to Italy for your Latin students only to find that you have been paired with a group of students or (gasp!) adults who do not share your ancient or classical interests?
Have you experienced tour companies changing the dates and even your tour (after final payment!) in order to fill up a tour bus?
Have you set up that wonderful, modified tour only to find that you don't have enough students to make it go or, because of low numbers, the cost will be too prohibitive?
Well... welcome to ROAMIN' ROMANS, the website setup to allow Latin teachers to organize, link-up and travel together to fill up their own bus for the ultimate in travel experiences!
How it works:
Fill out completely the e-form and submit to the owner of the site.
The site owner will post your trip information on this website for other trip organizers to review.
Teachers interested in sharing travel will contact each other personally via e-mail.
Teachers and tour leaders may also give advice and recommendations based upon their own travel experiences.
The address for Roamin' Romans is: www.roaminromans.com
Are you aware of the wonderful Ostia website at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ostia/? This web-site is dedicated to Ostia, the harbour of ancient Rome. Here you will find information for professional archaeologists and historians, for students of Roman archaeology and history, and for interested lay-people. The site is maintained by the Internet Group Ostia (IGO).
Many amazing 3D reconstruction drawings of Ostia by Marzia Vinci have been posted at: http://home.wanadoo.nl/~jantheob/ostiadev.htm. Definitely take a look.
Check out these rebuses and other games classics enthusiast Roger Robison has designed. You can find Ludi Seniles at http://lonestar.texas.net/~robison/ludi.htm. Topics include Domus/Environs, Myth/Religion, Festivals/Holidays, Saturnalia, Lingua Latina, Lemuria, Geography/Landmarks, History/Geography, Riddles/Rhymes, Design/Do, Earthly Delights, Saturnalia Redux, Mottos/Quotes, Pastimes/Pleasures, Mythology Maze. I have yet to explore all of the games thoroughly but I found them delightful. You and your students may too.
John Nordling, of Baylor University, writes, “We have just developed a departmental newsletter called the Diurna Ursorum. We think that high school Latin teachers will enjoy our newsletter because we have included teaching helps, a simple Latin story, and lots of pictures (some with Latin captions) which should be of use to anyone teaching Latin at the high school level.” Don’t be surprised if you find an issue of Diurna Ursorum in your mailbox soon. Or, to be sure you are on John’s mailing list or to add a friend, contact him at John_Nordling@baylor.edu.
Every student should have one of these Laminated Latin Verb Chart
Chart #1 ? First and Second Conjugations: VOCO and VIDEO
Chart # 2 ? Third Conjugations: MITTO and CAPIO
Chart # 3 ? Fourth Conjugation: AUDIO. Suggested Translations, using
Chart # 4 ? Subjunctive, Active and Passive with translations (VOCO,
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Fall and Spring issues, 24-48 pages each; $5.00 annual subscription for the two issues. Back issues from Spring 1993: $2.50 each.
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CAMWS wants to develop a list of EXPERT HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS willing to speak to college students about careers in high school Latin teaching, sponsoring such events, putting testimonials on the CPL website, etc.
Please contact Ginny Lindzey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a part of this list. I hope eventually to post the list here on the TCA website as well. I think speaking to college students is an excellent idea and potentially a good way to recruit students who are undecided about what they want to do with their majors.
There are some new discussion lists that you might like to join. First is the new CambridgeLatin list for Cambridge Latin Course users. To subscribe email CambridgeLatinemail@example.com or visit http://www.egroups.com/group/CambridgeLatin and subscribe from the website.
Next is the Diversitas list, created to share resources and support for those who are teaching in areas with a high rate of poverty, or who teach in schools with a significant population of minorities, particularly Blacks and Hispanics. To join the Diversitas list, just send a blank note to Diversitasfirstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Topica website at www.topica.com and subscribe via the web. If you don't want to subscribe but are interested in the discussions, you may read the archives at www.topica.com/lists/Diversitas/read.
Our old friend, Latinteach, changed addresses several times last year during an email-list takeover! The current, correct way to subscribe to Latinteach is to send the message: subscribe latinteach youremail@domain to majordomo@vLists.net, leaving the subject line blank. Alternatively, you can read the archives at http://www.escribe.com/education/latinteach/ instead of subscribing.
For those of you teaching IB Latin, preparing to teach IB, or just interested in IB, there is now a list. Simply send a blank message to IBLatinemail@example.com.
LATIN BOOKS IN BRAILLE AND LARGE PRINT. If you have any students who need Latin text books in Braille and in Large Print we are now able to provide most editions of current text books. Please contact us for details and additional information.
The Perseus Project is pleased to announce a major hardware and software upgrade to its web site, http://www.perseus.tufts.edu. We have completely re-written the Perseus Atlas and the text processing and display system, added new texts, improved the searching tools, and more than doubled the processor power available to the web server. These changes improve the integration and interconnection of the various parts of the Perseus Digital Library. We have also made it possible to save not only one's preferred Greek font, but a handful of other preferences as well, from one session to the next, using a browser cookie.
New texts include the Greek New Testament, the Latin Vulgate, and an English translation of the Bible; Cicero's letters; two English translations of Catullus; and R. C. Jebb's commentary on Sophocles's Oedipus Tyrannus.
For more information, see the announcements on the site, http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/atlas2000.ann.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper.ann.html, and see the updated help files, http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Help/atlashelp.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Help/TextHelp.html.
--Anne Mahoney Perseus Project Stoa Consortium
|Latin Self Study List
The Latin Self Study list, firstname.lastname@example.org, is a self study group established a few years ago by people interested in learning and practicing Latin. There are several subgroups in progress ranging from beginning grammar to Caesar to Medieval Latin.
Volunteer coordinators oversee the various subgroups. Members of a subgroup typically email their assignments to a coordinator who then produces a collation which is emailed to email@example.com along with the next assignment. The pace varies according to the subgroup. Questions, commentary, and the occasional silliness are very welcome on the main list. A weekly summary of list activities is posted every Monday evening.
To subscribe to the list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing just the message
subscribe latin YourFirstName YourLastName
If you were Marcus Cicero you would send "subscribe latin Marcus Cicero".
Four new groups will be forming in the next few weeks: a beginners' group and three advanced groups. Anyone is welcome to join any of these new groups or any of the other groups in progress.
For those interested in learning Latin, a new beginners' group is forming on September 27 using "Wheelock's Latin, 5th ed" as its text. The coordinator is Michael Pajak, macfaust at aol.com. There are other beginners groups in progress: four Wheelock groups (currently at Chapters 19, 27, 34, and the Loci Antiqui of Wheelock) as well as a group working with the Oxford Latin Course.
For those wishing a gentle transition from a grammar to real Latin, a group is forming to translate the Breviarium of Eutropius, a short history of Rome written in the late AD 300's in simple, clear Latin. The group's first assignment is due October 9. The coordinator will be Kirk Lougheed, lougheed at netcom.com.
A Cicero group is forming in mid-October to translate "De Senectute". Marilyn Phemister, marilynp at larned.com will be coordinating.
A Vergil group is forming to translate Vergil's "Aeneid" at a pace of 30 or so lines per week. The first assignment is due October 9. The coordinator is Meredith Dixon, dixonm at access.mountain.net.
There is a Caesar group in progress, currently in the middle of Book 3 of De Bello Gallico.
A Medieval Latin group is in progress, currently at Chapter 17 of Sidwell's "Reading Medieval Latin".
A Neo-Latin group is in progress, translating the news stories on the Nuntii Latini site, http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/index.htmll
There are three "newsletters" I receive by email, which you or your students might enjoy:
1) The Ancient World on Television, which includes listings for the US and Canada. See David Meadow's ATRIUM at http://web.idirect.com/~atrium for more information.
2) Quid Novi, which includes new items of interest at the Latin section of About.com. For more information email email@example.com
3) The Ancient History Newsletter, which includes new items of interest at the Ancient History section of About.com. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 7th biannual edition of the "Software Directory for the Classics" is now available from the American Classical League's Teaching Materials and Resource Center (TMRC). The 120-page booklet is compiled and written by Rob Latousek and the ACL's Committee on Educational Computer Applications. It is intended to be a comprehensive listing of publicly available software materials for instruction, research, and productivity with specific applications to our field, including Latin and Greek languages, classical civilization, etymology, wordprocessing fonts, reference works, electronic texts, text-search utilities, and Internet resources.
For more information on the print version, contact: ACL-TMRC, Miami
A condensed format of the informational listings contained in the "Software Directory for the Classics" is available on the Web. There is also a Publishers Directory there which contains contact information and direct hyperlinks.
Alongside the Software Directory page is an Archive page containing all of the text from the semiannual "Random Access" columns in "The Classical Outlook," which is devoted to computer-related issues in the Classics, including brief software reviews and announcements of Internet-based activities. The Archive listing contains topic highlights for each column to assist users in finding an appropriate column for searching.
There is also a collection of applicable "Web Sites for the Classics," organized by topic.
These pages are being supported by the Centaur Systems Web site. The URL is:
Is anyone out there interested in software for elementary Latin instruction or self-instruction? I have just finished producing a hypertext reader for Caesar's De Bello Gallico, Book I. You move the cursor through the text and touch a button for any word you don't know to get the citation form and English definition in a popup window. It's available to download as a freeware for PC DOS or Windows from my website:
Back in August I mentioned William Gardner Hale's pamphlet "The Art of Reading Latin: How to Teach It," about getting students to read Latin in the original word order rather than looking up all the words in the dictionary and trying to make a sentence out of the English words by rearranging them as if they were on Magnetic Poetry magnets. I've tried his scheme a few times with my third-semester college class and it went pretty well. The book is fairly readily available in libraries, but it's a tiny little thing and rather fragile, so I figured I'd make it available on the web. It's now at http://www.bu.edu/mahoa/hale_art.html. I believe it is out of copyright (originally published 1887, by Ginn). It's about 19,000 words, about 45 pages if you print it from your browser. For your amusement... --Anne Mahoney, Boston U.
by Cindy Pope, Summer 1994
Last October at the Fall Conference , longtime TCA member and UT professor Gareth Morgan urged that the Museum Project not be abandoned as there was a definite need with the San Antonio Museum of Art expanding its classical exhibits. The result was the formation of a new Museum Committee to gather information about museums in Texas for TCA members. This new committee consists of Cindy Pope as chair, Cathy Savir, Jill Nelson, and Gareth Morgan.
The San Antonio Museum of Art houses one of the greatest collections in the South of classical antiquities. Marvelous pieces of Greek and Roman sculpture, sarcophagi, tombstones, and artifacts that help piece together the daily life of the Greeks and Romans make up the collection. Greek red-figure and black-figure vases add special charm to the entire wing.
One can take students to this exhibit and show them everything from Roman coins to strigils, from Marcus Aurelius to Cupid and Psyche, from Greek vases to a late Roman sarcophagi. There are plenty of opportunities to teach Latin along the way through the inscriptions. The Orpheus and Eurydice mosaic that occupies one whole wall in the museum is truly breathtaking.
Now, through the efforts of the TCA Museum Committee and the San Antonio Museum of Art, a teacher can make the experience much more meaningful for his or her students. Teachers can request a teacher's packet before he or she goes. Each packet includes maps, timelines, descriptions of daily life, stories about individual art pieces, pre- and post-visit activities, slides, descriptions of the slides, story tours, and suggestions for extension activities for arts and crafts projects and for research. Activities are aimed at a variety of levels and there should be something for each grade level within the activities suggested.
Authored by Cindy Pope, Mobi Phillips, Don Hartshorn, and Gerry Scott, the packet is valuable for teachers who bring students to the museum and for all classicists in general.
One final note: if you do go to the San Antonio Museum of Art, try to arrange a story-tour with Mobi Phillips in the sculpture gallery. She is very gifted in the oral tradition and will inspire the students.
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