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 (, 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