Call for Ovationes 2017

Each year at its annual meeting the Association presents ovationes to members          who have been selected by the Awards Committee for their significant service to the discipline and the organization. The ovatio  is read in Latin by a colleague close to the honoree at the banquet, while copies of the ovatio in Latin and English are distributed to attendees.

The ovatio recognizes long and distinguished service to CAAS and/or to the classics  community by those in the CAAS region, especially by those retiring or concluding a long term of service.

The Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for 2017 CAAS ovationes, to be presented at the 2017 October annual meeting. Nominees and nominators need to be CAAS members in good standing. To nominate a candidate to the Awards Committee for an ovatio, please download and complete the nomination form. Send your completed nomination form as an email attachment to the Chair of the  Awards Committee by May 15, 2016. Thank you for assisting the committee in its work. Thank you for assisting the committee in its work.

2015-2016 Awards Committee: Sarah Ferrario (awards@caas-cw.org), Chair (2015-2017); Nathan Costa (2013-2017); Ed Sacks; Judith P. Hallett, Program Coordinator, liaison

Learn Greek and Latin Online At Greatly Reduced Cost of $500 per Credit Hour

In the summer of 2016, the Catholic University of America’s Department of Greek and Latin  will be offering all of its elementary- and intermediate-level Greek and Latin courses in a fully online format at a significantly reduced tuition rate of $500/credit hour!  Learn Greek and Latin from anywhere, make progress on your degree or your credentials, and take advantage of the superb instruction that sets our programs apart.  You can start learning about our summer program here, or see a detailed course schedule here; for more information on application and registration procedures, see the CUA Summer website.

Piecing Together Pleasure: ‘Mosaic of the Epiphany of Dionysus’ depicts a god’s triumphant homecoming

“Mosaic of the Epiphany of Dionysus,” a work about 5 feet high by 7 feet wide, and the three smaller attending mosaic panels depicting theatrical masks, each about 2′ feet square, on view at the Onassis Cultural Center NY through June 18. Read more about it in the article from The Wall Street Journal: Piecing Together Pleasure – WSJ

Case Western Reserve University’s Classics Post-Bac Program

Check out Case Western Reserve University’s Classics Post-Bac Program

Are you looking to strengthen your Greek and Latin skills before pursuing an MA/PhD in Classics or a related field? Case Western Reserve University offers a Graduate Certificate program that offers proper training in the reading of ancient texts along with faculty advising in order to set you up for success.

Application deadline is April 15. Further details are available at https://classics.case.edu/graduate-certificate-program/

Iter Zoologicum- Philadelphia Zoo April 16th

Iter Zoologicum at the Philadelphia Zoo

April 16th 2016- 11am to 2pm

High school and college Latin students are invited to experience Latin as a living language at the Paideia Institute’s Iter Zoologicum. Participants will compete in small teams to complete a Latin scavenger hunt by interacting with Paideia’s Latin-speaking staff members stationed throughout the zoo. Winners will receive prizes inspired by the ancient world for their Latin classes. The event will also feature a talk on ancient animals by Professor Matthew McGowan of Fordham University.

The Iter Zoologicum will take place at the Philadelphia Zoo at 3400 W Girard Avenue. Philadelphia PA on There will be a $30/person and includes admissions to the zoo. Participants must register and pay by Friday, April 8th.

Visit the Paideia Institute’s  website to register or learn more.

Dickinson Workshop: Julius Caesar’s Art of War

Julius Caesar’s Art of War: A Graphic Portfolio of the Battlefields and Tactics in the Commentarii de Bello Gallico: with Antonio Salinas, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

Place: Dickinson College, Tome 115, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

This workshop will take a detailed look at each year of Caesar’s campaign, highlighting Caesar’s strategy, operations, and tactics. We’ll spend time analyzing the major battles and explain how and why a handful of legions were able to conquer such a large expanse of land with a large population.

The workshop is free of charge, but to order materials and food we need to have an accurate count of attendees.

Registration Deadline: April 2, 2016.

To register: Email Mrs. Terri Blumenthal,  blumentt at dickinson.edu

CPT Antonio Salinas is from Allen Park, Michigan. On high school graduation Antonio enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a martial arts instructor trainer and an intelligence chief. He attended Eastern Michigan University and received his Bachelors in History and Political Science. In graduate school he enrolled in Army ROTC and attained his Masters in History. He received his commission from Army ROTC in May 2007 as a branch detail Infantry – Military Intelligence officer and has served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He has published one book Siren’s Song: The Allure of War (Deed’s Publishing, 2012), describing his time as an infantry platoon leader in combat. Antonio continues to serve in uniform and currently teaches military history at West Point.

Position Available: Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies

POSITION AVAILABLE: ANDREW W. MELLON PROFESSOR OF CLASSICAL STUDIES

Deadline: March 1

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an established scholar with extensive experience in Greece for the position of the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies. The Mellon Professor organizes and conducts the academic program of the School in collaboration with the Director and the Assistant Director and must be able to provide a graduate-level introduction to the sites, monuments, museums and topography of Greece as well as advise students of the School in their research. In addition, as one of the officers of the School, the Mellon Professor participates in the operations of the School.

See more information here