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,

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