The mission of The Classical Association of the Atlantic States, founded in 1907, is to strengthen teaching and research and foster public support for the languages, civilizations, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome in the mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). In furtherance of its mission, CAAS publishes a quarterly journal, Classical World.

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) offers an annual fall meeting in the region during Columbus Day weekend. Besides papers and panels on many classical topics, these meetings are notable for their sessions on new directions in teaching and research and for their discussions and workshops on professional issues such as the state of Classics in other countries, preparation of professional abstracts, etc. All members receive the association’s journal, Classical World, which publishes articles and reviews for “the scholarly teacher and the teaching scholar.” Among the journal’s unique features are regular surveys of textbooks and audio-visual materials in Classics.


Mary Brown
CAAS Executive Director
Saint Joseph’s University
118 Bellarmine Hall
5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19131

For information about the CAAS IRS Form 990, please email Executive Director, Mary Brown, at

The E. Adelaide Hahn Rome/Athens Scholarship Endowment Fund offers substantial support to a CAAS member for summer study abroad, and the Jerry Clack Lectureship Fund has been set up to bring a distinguished speaker to the CAAS annual meetings. CAAS also provides grants for individuals and for public projects promoting the Classics. Tax-deductible contributions to support these very worthwhile enterprises can easily be made while renewing membership via a clickable button on the JHUP CAAS Membership page , or by check made out to CAAS, with the relevant fund written on the memo line, sent to the Treasurer:

Henry V. Bender
CAAS Treasurer
13 Moorfield Lane
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Within the CAAS region, there are many vibrant state and local classical associations: