Fall 2014 Meeting Registration and Details


Details for the 2014 Fall Meeting are now available!

Where: The Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St NW, Washington D.C. 20005

When: Thursday October 9th to Saturday October 11, 2014

President’s Letter: Click here to read the President’s letter

Program: Click here to download the program for the CAAS 2014 Fall Meeting

Travel Subsidy:

CAAS is offering subsidies of up to $800 for travel to the 2014 Annual meeting in Washington, DC. Only CAAS members are eligible for these subsidies, which are need-based, and priority for funding will be given to presenters of papers, panel participants, and presiders.

Application forms must be sent as email attachments to Judith P. Hallett at jeph@umd.edu no later than August 30, 2014. The application form has been posted on the CAAS website http://caas-cw.org/wp/caas/meetings/ or can also be downloaded here: Travel Subsidy Application

Notification of subsidies will be sent to applicants by September 16, and they will receive their checks when they pick up their registration materials at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

The Philadelphia Classical Society, est. 1924, Announces the Fall 2014 Professional Day

On Saturday, November 22, The Philadelphia Classical Society will sponsor the 2014 Fall Professional Day to be held at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  Doors open at 9 am, with refreshments provided by Whole Foods of Wynnewood.

Initial activities include:  Libri Nullo Pretio Classici (Book Give-Away from individual teachers); an information table presenting Eta Sigma Phi’s Zeta Beta Chapter of Temple University; and a book-signing by Christine Meyer, author of Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers, issued by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.

At 9:45 am, the PCS Business Meeting will consist of: Treasury Report; Update on the Rudy Masciantonio Scholarship Award to a senior at Boys Latin & the Norma Goldman Classical World Fashion & Design Show; PCS February Contest Dates and Announcements; Introduction of Valentina DeNardis, the new PCS webmaster; and Expression of thanks to Ed Sacks for manning the website for so many years.

The schedule of the day follows:

10 am    Power and Perception: Classical Reception in the American Revolution, Carlos Cardozo, Saint Joseph’s University, Class of 2015

10:20 am    The Influence of Roman Law in the Americas, Kristian Zannis, Saint Joseph’s University, Class of 2015

10:40 am    Polysemy to Advantage: Using Visual Thinking Strategies to Re-View Ara Pacis Augustae, Mary Brown, Valley Forge Military Academy

11 am    Refreshments & Coffee Break

11:20 am    An Introduction to the American Classical League’s Excellence Through Classics Committee, Krystal Kubichek, Vice-Chair of ETC

11:40 am    Applications for Latin Synonyms For Language Lovers: A Select Thesaurus, Christine Meyer (Author), Downingtown West High School

12 Noon    Tactility and Technology in the Latin Classroom, Traci Dougherty, Souderton High School

12:30 pm     Lunch Catered by The Black Cat Café, Devon

1 pm    Travels Through Greco-Roman Antiquity: Exploring Layers of the Past in a Digital Humanities Project, Valentina DeNardis, Villanova University

At 2:00 pm, the PCS Fall Professional Day will conclude with announcements and the distribution of the rules and handbook of the PCS Contest Week, February 16-21.

For Information, contact Mary Brown, mbrown@vfmac.edu

Nota Bene: Registration forms are available at The Philadelphia Classical Society website [philadelphiaclassicalsociety.org].

2015 Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome is now accepting applications for the 2015 Rome Prize competition.

Each year, through a national juried competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging and established artists and scholars working in the following categories:

  • Ancient Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies
  • Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)
  • Musical Composition
  • Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual arts fields)

Rome Prize winners live and work at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome and receive a stipend, room and board, and a study or studio. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $16,000 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $28,000.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2014 (extended deadline 15 November).
For more information and to apply, please visit the Academy website at www.aarome.org/romeprize

WarStories Conference at NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies

The Rose-Marie Lewent Conference 2014, organized by NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies, will he held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (Veterans Day).  The conference is entitled, “WarStories.”  The event is co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, the Aquila Theatre, the Society for Artistic Veterans, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, and is free and open to the public.


The evening will include an opening address by Kwame Anthony Appiah, NYU Professor of Philosophy and Law, and staged readings based on Sophocles’ Philoctetes; the full program may be viewed here: http://ancientstudies.fas.nyu.edu/object/Lewent_Conference_WarStories.html

SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level

The Society for Classical Studies has extended the deadline for Precollegiate Teaching Award Nominations to Friday, November 7, 2014.  Instructions for submitting nominations appear here.

The Joint Committee on the Classics in American Education invites nominations for the 2014 SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level. Thanks to a very generous gift to the Society’s Gatekeeper to Gateway Campaign for the Future of Classics from Daniel and Joanna Rose, the amounts to be awarded have been increased substantially.  Up to two winners will receive a certificate of award and a cash prize of $500.  In addition, each winner’s institution will receive $200 to purchase educational resources selected by the winner.  The winners will be announced at both the SCS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA in January 2015 and the ACL Institute in June 2015, and winners may select the meeting at which they wish to receive the award.


Eligibility is open to teachers, full- or part-time, of grades K-12 in schools in the United States and Canada who at the time of the application teach at least one class of Latin, Greek, or classics at the K-12 level. Membership in the SCS is not required.  Nominations may be made by a colleague, administrator, or former student, who is thoroughly familiar with the teacher’s work



Immediate Need for a Latin Teacher in NJ

Northern Highlands is a high performing high school in Allendale, New Jersey, 07401. We have an immediate opening for a 4/5 Latin teacher which resulted from the last minute resignation of our incumbent. The position includes health benefits, dental and 80% of whatever salary the successful candidate would qualify for. A candidate with  a B.A and no prior experience would most likely be hired at $55,000 as a base. The 4/5 salary would be approximately 43,000. This is a tenure track position

The courses are four in number: Latin I-IV with a total enrollment of 43 students. The classes are all scheduled for the late morning/afternoon. The workday would begin at 10:30 A.M and conclude at 2:36. If you are interested please respond to this email as soon as possible.

Our web site: http://www.northernhighlands.org/domain/10

The icons near the top of the screen include “District” when you hover on it a drop down menu will appear. It has a link to the employment opportunities menu and substitute teacher certification. Completion of the Applitrack employment forms is an important step in furthering the employment process.

Mr. Robert Petrosino

Supervisor of World Languages and Social Studies

Northern Highlands Regional H.S

201 327 8700 ext 258


Job Posting in New Jersey

West Essex Regional High School is seeking a teacher of Latin for a 3/5 permanent tenure track position beginning September 1, 2014. We have Latin I,II, III and are seeking a teacher who would be available between the hours of 10:30 am and 3 pm.   If you know of any qualified candidates who hold a NJ teacher of Latin Certificate please have them contact Laura Drago, Instructional Supervisor of Social Studies and World Languages, at Ldrago@westex.org

Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta, NJ is currently seeking to fill a full-time Latin teacher position. Interested candidates can contact Brian Vohedn, Vice-Principal, through this email address: brianvohden@popejohn.org.

Latin Adjunct Position Available Fall 2014

County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ seeks an adjunct professor for its Elementary Latin I course, which runs on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:15pm beginning on Tuesday, 9/2/14 and ending on Tuesday, 12/9/14. Candidates should have at least a Master’s degree, preferably in the Classics or related field, and teaching experience is ideal. The course materials and syllabus are provided, but the adjunct professor will be expected to design and execute his/her own lesson plans, tests, and exams. Adjunct professors are also expected to attend the College’s opening orientation meeting at the end of August in addition to department meetings as necessary. Benefits include, but are not limited to, access to campus resources such as the gym, bookstore discount, and tuition waiver after one semester of service to adjunct and/or dependents. Interested individuals should apply directly on the CCM website: https://jobs.ccm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1405015447390 Inquiries should be made to Prof. James Hart, Chair of the Languages & ESL Department,jhart@ccm.edu