|Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2019|
SCS/AIA–Society for Classical Studies/Archaeological Institute of America
January 3–6, 2019
San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina
San Diego, CA
Representatives: Bridget Dean, Donald Sprague, and Amelia Wallace
Friday, January 4
Session 10: 8:00–10:30 am
"Travesty: The Ultimate Domestication of Epic" Susanna Braund, author, A Lucan Reader: Selections from Civil War
Session 16: 10:45 am–12:45 pm
"African American Members of the Society for Classical Studies: A Census of Affiliations (1875–1938)" Michele Valerie Ronnick, introduction, William Sanders Scarborough's First Lessons in Greek : A Facsimile of the 1881 First Edition
"Opening the Gates: The American Philological Association/Society for Classical Studies 1970–2019" Ward Briggs, foreword, William Sanders Scarborough's First Lessons in Greek : A Facsimile of the 1881 First Edition
Session 26: 1:45–4:45 pm
"Teaching Beginning Greek Online" Wilfred Major, coauthor, Plato: A Transitional Reader
Sunday, January 6
Session 68: 8:00–11:00 am
"Actaeon in the Wilderness: Ovid, Christine de Pizan and Gavin Douglas" Carole Newlands, author, An Ovid Reader: Selections from Seven Works
"Ovid In and After Exile: Modern Fiction on Ovid Outside Rome" Alison Keith, author, A Latin Epic Reader: Selections from Ten Epics
Session 80: 11:45 am–1:45 pm
"Living Backwards: Roman Attitudes toward the Environment" Victoria Pagán, author, A Sallust Reader: Selections from Bellum Catilinae and Bellum Iugurthinum, and Historiae
CANE–Classical Association of New England
March 8–9, 2019
College of the Holy Cross
Representative: Donald Sprague
CAMWS–Classical Association of the Middle West and South
April 3–6, 2019
The Cornhusker at the invitation of the University of Nebraska
The 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 9–12, 2019
Western Michigan University
Representatives: Laurel Draper and Adam Velez
ACL–The American Classical League
Celebrating ACL's Centennial
72nd Annual Institute
June 27–29, 2019
New York, NY
NJCL–National Junior Classical League
July 26–31, 2019
North Dakota State University
|Cindy Caltagirone and Don Sprague are hard at work planning the ACL Centennial Study Tour of Rome with an optional add-on tour to Campania.|
So, mark your calendar for ROME2020 in July of 2020!
ROME202 Awaits . . .
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As I place my fingers on the keyboard for this annual holiday greeting, my mind wanders to tomorrow’s festivities at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. As is our custom, we’ll be gathering in the conference/library room festooned especially for this solstice season. It’s always a special time and this year even more so as Marie Bolchazy and Allan Bolchazy will be visiting from California. They’re here for the holiday luncheon and, as board chair and vice-chair respectively, for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers’ quarterly board meeting. We all look forward to hearing about their adventures out west.
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"Mrs. Claus"—Carolyn Bernardi, customer service professional/bookkeeper—and "her elf" —Rene Vela, shipping & logistics specialist—decorate the B-C conference/library room for the holidays and the annual holiday luncheon in particular.
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Latin teachers enjoy a great many uses for Quizalize in our classrooms. I've always liked to provide students the opportunity to practice vocabulary in as many different ways as possible. I really like that with Quizalize, the teacher can use an image in either the answer options or in the question. This activates students' brains in a different way than text-based studying does—this is very beneficial. The larger variety of question types offered by Quizalize means activities can go well beyond vocabulary drill. The sorting question type, for example, is useful for practicing case ending and verb tense recognition. Start exploring Quizalize at www.quizalize.com!
|Resources & Teaching Tips|
√ Saturnalia and December Holidays
• We are happy to share this PDF from prolific author Rose Williams's "Holidays for Latin Class." Feel free to make copies for distribution in your classes.
• Feasting tips from ancient Greece just in time for the holidays.
• Holiday treats from the ancient and medieval world.
√ Archaeology Roundup
• Ring with Pontius Pilate's name raises questions discussed by the New York Times and Haaretz News.
• Excavations at Rome's cathedral, St. John Lateran, reveal layers of history
• Roman forensic science techniques compared with modern procedures.
• Mycenaean throne room reconstructed at German museum.
• VR experience offers 3-D reconstruction of 7,000 Roman buildings.
• Ever wonder about those dormice served at Trimalchio's dinner party?
√ Classics in the News
• Eight things the average reader might not know about the Romans.
• The National Museum in Damascus, closed due to civil war, reopens.
The bagger at Mariano's, a local grocery store, graciously allowed a photograph of his name tag. Additionally, Maximus offered that his father had named him for the character in the movie Gladiator.
Wikipedia tells us: Air Nostrum, legally incorporated as Air Nostrum, Líneas Aéreas del Mediterráneo, S.A., is a Spanish regional airline based in Valencia. Air Nostrum is an independent carrier that operates as a franchisee of Iberia as Iberia Regional and an affiliate member of the Oneworld airline alliance. Note noun/adjective agreement.
The Roman city of Volubilis, in what was the Roman province of Mauretania, is evoked in the nearby wine estate's Volubilia wines.
Next door to Rick's American Café near the coastline in Casablanca stands this nautical reminder.
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Caesar: Man of Letters
Presenter: Debra L. Nousek, Associate Professor, The University of Western Ontario
Professor Nousek is a Caesar devotee who has extensively researched, presented on, and written about him. Her most recent delineated below focuses on Caesar as author. This webinar will be a great learning experience for all teachers of Caesar and especially those who shepherd their students through the AP Latin curriculum.
Debra L. Nousek is associate professor at The University of Western Ontario in Canada where she served as Director of the Graduate Program in the Classics. She earned a BA at the University of Alberta, an MA at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a PhD from Rutgers University.
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mid-January or the January issue of eLitterae.
National Greek Exam
deadline: January 19, 2019
regular* administration: February 25–March 3, 2019
About the National Mythology Exam
deadline: January 20, 2019
administration: February 18–March 1, 2019
National Latin Exam
deadline: January 22, 2019
regular* administration: March 11–15, 2019
National Roman Civilization Exam
deadline: February 2, 2019
administration: February 7–March 9, 2019
National Latin Vocabulary
deadline: February 2, 2019+
administration: February 7–March 9, 2019+
The Exploratory Latin Exam - ELE
deadline: March 1, 2019
administration: October 1, 2018–April 1, 2019
Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest
deadline: March 15, 2019 postmark
*Check online for early administration dates.
+Based on 2018 dates.