June 18th – August 9th 2018

For the 19th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive 8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum. Undergraduate students are more than welcome to apply as well.

The basic grammar will be covered in the first 6 weeks and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading original texts.

The tuition fee (including text books) for the 8-week course is €1900.

For further information and an application form see our website:


or contact the Director of the Summer School: Mrs.Vicky Janssens, Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland, tel.: +353 21 4903618/2359, fax: +353 21 4903277, email: v.janssens@ucc.ie


THE RELEVANCE OF JULIUS CAESAR TODAY: A Book Launch for The Landmark Julius Caesar

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with the Reading Odyssey, presents The Relevance of Julius Caesar Today: A Book Launch for The Landmark Julius Caesar

Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 102
32 Waverly Place, or 31 Washington Place (for wheelchair access)

6:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Matthew S. Santirocco, NYU
Phil Terry, Reading Odyssey

6:15 p.m. The Landmark Ancient Histories series
Robert B. Strassler, Editor, The Landmark Ancient Histories series

6:35 p.m. Reflections on Julius Caesar
Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University; Editor, The Landmark Julius Caesar

7:00 p.m. Caesar in the Classroom
Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

7:30 p.m. Reception

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, please visit:

For more information, contact the Center for Ancient Studies at 212.992.7978 or at ancient.studies@nyu.edu

SCS Coffin Fellowship for Secondary School Teachers

The David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship, offered by the Society for Classical Studies, provides funding to secondary school teachers so that they can travel abroad.  Funding can be used as partial support for many different summer programs.  This year’s deadline for applications is February 28.  For more details, see:


All secondary teachers considering summer travel are encouraged to apply.

Posted Opening: Coordinator Annual Meeting Program Committee, Classical Association fo the Atlantic States, 2018-2021


The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is seeking applications for the position of Program Committee Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will serve a three-year term, beginning immediately after the Fall 2018 CAAS Annual Meeting and running through the end of the Fall 2021 Annual Meeting. The position carries a stipend, and may be renewed for more than one term.

The responsibilities of the Program Committee Coordinator include:

  • selecting and overseeing a diversely constituted Committee of twenty-five CAAS
    members, from all six civic jurisdictions in the CAAS region;
  • organizing a program to be presented at the Annual Meeting, based on the
    Committee’s anonymous assessments of submissions of abstracts both of
    individual papers and proposals for panels and workshops;
  • assigning Program Committee members to serve as presiders at paper sessions, so that in this capacity they work with individuals in their sessions whose abstracts
    and proposals have been accepted by sharing edited versions of program
    committee assessments to provide constructive feedback, and they facilitate the
    transformation of abstracts into 15-minute presentations for oral delivery which
    are accessible to all attendees at the CAAS meeting.

The Program Committee Coordinator works closely with both the Executive Director and Webmaster in planning and publicizing the Annual Meeting. Most of the Program Coordinator’s work takes place between the time of the CAAS Board Meeting in April and the Fall Annual Meeting in October. The Program Coordinator also serves as a member of the CAAS Executive, Nominations, Awards, and Clack Lectureship Committees ex officio, and oversees the application and selection procedures for travel subsidy awards.

A record of previous participation in developing and maintaining CAAS programs and of
service on the CAAS Program Committee will be accorded special weight.

Please send applications to Chair of the Nominations Committee Karin Suzadail
ksuzadail@ojrsd.com by March 2, 2018. Applications should include a letter of
interest, the names and contact information of three references, and a current curriculum vitae.

Nota Bene: Applicants must work or reside in the CAAS Region, i.e. New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia.

In Memoriam: Robert Boughner

The Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion at the University of Mary Washington is saddened to announce the passing of Robert F. Boughner on August 30, at the age of 71.

Bob did his undergraduate studies in Classics at Duke, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins. His favorite author to teach was Catullus.  He taught for several years at University of Maryland and worked as a Humanities administrator at the NEH before joining the Mary Washington faculty in 1983.  He was a highly popular and engaging lecturer, and taught a wide range of courses in Classical Civilization, Latin, and Greek. 

Bob served as chair of the Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion from 1990 to 1996, when he left to become Dean of the American College in Athens. He returned to the United States as Dean of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, from which he recently retired, moving to Takoma Park, MD.  We learned of his death from a friend and former student who relayed to us that it was unexpected.  Bob specified that he wanted no memorial or service, but we remember him with great fondness in CPR.


In Memoriam: Bill Mayer

Hunter College mourns the loss of William J. Mayer, professor of Classical and Oriental Studies, who died on Thursday, April 27. Professor Mayer came to Hunter in 1971, and in addition to playing a vital role here, was an eminent leader in his discipline. He served as president of both the Classical Association of the Empire State and the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, and chaired the State Council on Languages. For more than 30 years, his brilliant presentations and workshops assisted teachers throughout the U.S., and in 2003, he received the Meritus Award “for distinguished service to the American Classical League and to the Classics Profession.” He retired from Hunter in 2012.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 15. For details, contact Ronnie Ancona, Acting Classics Program Head, at rancona@hunter.cuny.edu.

To learn more about Bill’s legacy, we invite you to read these heartfelt tributes:



2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 Annual Meeting of The Classical Association of the Atlantic States

Where: Marriott New York East Side

When: Thursday, October 5 to Saturday, October 7.

Program: Click here to download the Program for the 2017 Annual Meeting (updated Oct 4, 2017)

Letter from CAAS President: Letter from CAAS President Karin Suzadail (July 31, 2017)

Letter from CAAS Executive DirectorLetter from Mary Brown, Executive Director (Aug 1, 2017)

Proxy Ballot: Proxy Ballot for Business Meeting Oct. 7, 2017


Registration and Accommodations:

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Job Opportunity: ASCSA Programs Assistant


Full-time Programs Assistant

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), a non-profit overseas research institution, is seeking a qualified individual to work in the U.S. administrative office of the School in Princeton, NJ. The ASCSA offers a pleasant, energetic environment with dedicated professionals. Position is full time, 35 hours per week beginning June 1, 2017.

The principal duties will involve general clerical support, including the preparation of meeting materials, mailings, general correspondence, support for communications related to Committee work, database entry as needed (Raiser’s Edge), as well as other office duties. S/he will report to the Programs Administrator.

Qualifications: B.A. or Associate’s degree. Excellent computer, word processing, and spreadsheet skills (Microsoft Office). Excellent communications skills and administrative support experience in an office setting.

Annual salary of $30,000, plus benefits.
The American School of Classical Studies is an EO/AA employer.
To apply, submit a CV or resume, and names of two recommenders. A cover letter is optional and highly recommended. Applications for the position should be submitted via the online form at:


Applications will be received until May 15, 2017.