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February 5, 2013

2013 AP Summer Institute @ Episcopal, Baton Rouge

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via Nathalie Roy (Episcopal, Baton Rouge):

Our registration is up and running for the APSI this summer and we will be offering two Foreign Language courses.

AP Latin will run from Tuesday, June 18th to Friday, June 21st so that interested participants will not have a conflict with the ACL meeting in Memphis. Our instructor will be Mary Pendergraft of Wake Forest University who has experience as the Chief Reader for the AP Latin Exam.

AP Spanish Language and Composition will run from Monday, June 24th to Thursday, June 27th and will be taught by Thomas Soth. This will be an important course because it has just gone through redesign and May of 2014 will be the first year that the redesigned exam is administered.

You can register for these and our many other offerings at Any questions should be directed to Stephen Anderson at andersons AT ehsbr DOT org.


December 20, 2010

teaching opportunity for Latin students!

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from Matthew Webb via Latinteach listserv:

Spread your enthusiasm for the ancient world to a new generation!

Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the classical world in the elementary and middle school, is accepting applications for faculty positions at LatinSummer 2011 from now through February 10, 2011. Any high school or college Latin student is welcome to apply. LatinSummer is a two-week long program for students on the elementary and middle school levels. LatinSummer 2011 will run in Williamsburg, Virginia, from July 22 – August 5, 2011. Faculty members earn a small honorarium. All room and board costs, and all or part of travel costs, are paid for by the Institute.

Apply online!

High School Student and LatinSummer Instructor Molly shares her experiences:

October 6, 2010

Classical Summer School 2011

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submitted by Susann Lusnia (Tulane University, New Orleans) via LCA Secretary Albert Watanabe:

Spend the summer of 2011 at the American Academy in Rome!

Dr. Lusnia will be the director of this program starting this summer, 2011. She writes: “I am hoping that I might get some applications from qualified secondary school teachers in Louisiana. . . . Fulbright funds up to 10 teachers to attend the Classical Summer School (20 June – 29 July) and the Vergilian Society‘s Cumae program (first two weeks of August). Interested teachers will need to apply to me for the AAR program and to the American Councils for the Fulbright grant.”

Dr. Lusnia included some informational material about the summer program, which “focuses on the development of the ancient city of Rome from its earliest settlement to the time of Constantine.”

Applications must be received by January 18, 2011
Arrangement for room and board can be made via this form

March 20, 2010

summer courses via UMass Boston

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one course is being offered on campus, two online. Found via Latinteach listserv.

Salvete, Sodales.

Some of you are certainly thinking about summer opportunities in Latin. Below are descriptions for the courses that UMass Boston will offer this summer, suitable for teachers of Latin. Registration information for these and other summer courses, including online beginning Latin, may be found at: .

Face to Face: Intensive Latin course: July 19, August 5, 2010: Mon-Thurs, 1-4pm

Latin 313 (undergraduate)/597 (graduate): Juvenal

An intensive reading of selected satires of Juvenal. The aim is to appreciate his uniqueness as a Roman satirist against the background of the satirical tradition in Latin, with primary emphasis on the precedent set by Horace, though some attention will be given to other influences, such as Lucilius, Seneca, and Persius. There will also be glances at the afterlife of Juvenalian satire, particularly in the imitations of Satires III (London) and X (The Vanity of Human Wishes) by Samuel Johnson.

Online Courses: June 1, August 26, 2010

LATIN 302 (undergraduate)/597 (graduate) SPECIAL TOPIC: CAESAR

Julius Caesar’s Commentaries, descriptions of his actions during the Gallic and Civil wars (58-48 BC), are unique. Among the greatest of Latin prose writings, they were produced by a writer who was also Rome’s greatest general. Cicero said that the works merited “the highest praise”, calling them “naked in their simplicity, straightforward yet graceful, stripped of all rhetorical adornment” in explaining Caesar’s campaigns and in offering material for Roman historians. We will read extensive selections, including the passages taught in the AP Latin curriculum, with emphasis both on Caesar’s style and on the historical value of his works.

CLASSICS 280 (undergraduate)/597 (graduate) SPECIAL TOPIC: LIFE & WORKS OF JULIUS CAESAR

In Julius Caesar were combined many remarkable men: Rome’s greatest general, he reformed the calendar which we still use today. His political and legal initiatives transformed Roman government, and his building projects changed the city of Rome and its empire. His Commentaries on the Gallic and Civil Wars were models of the “clean” or “Attic” style of writing which offer both lively narrative and ethnographic description. Readings will include selections from the works of Caesar and his contemporaries, modern scholarship and biography, and discussion of his coins, portrait statues, and building projects.

For further information contact: Jacqueline.Carlon AT umb DOT edu / 617-287-6121

January 21, 2010

Fr. Foster’s Summer intensive course – in the USA

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while he convalesces:


A. Annua Exercitatio Communis

• Milvauchiae mense Octobri ad Maium
• in triginta quinque congressibus gratuitis
• quinque “Experientiarum” sive graduum ab imo ad summum
• feriis opportunis interpositis
• pluribus cum lectionibus ‘ad libitum’.

B. Aestiva Eruditio Altior

• ibidem mensibus Iunio et Iulio
• sexies in hebdomada gratis
• duorum ordinum superioris institutionis: Iuniorum et Seniorum
• itineribus litterariis propositis
• liberis cum sessionibus ‘sub arboribus’.


Reginald Thomas Foster
1233 South 45th St
West Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 53214

found via the Latinteach listserv

December 23, 2009

2010 Educational Seminars: To Greece or Italy

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The 2010 Educational Seminars: To Greece or Italy


2010 Greece Classics Summer Seminar

Program Overview

The Greece Classics Summer Seminar or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) Summer Sessions’ is a six-week intensive introduction to Greece from antiquity through the modern period. The program is open to U.S. high school or college teachers of Greek, Latin, Ancient Studies, or the Classics. The program emphasizes the topography and monuments of Greece in their historical context, the interpretation of literature and historical writings, and how ancient sources may be used to interpret archaeological discoveries.

2010 Italy Classics Summer Seminar

Program Overview

The Classical Summer School is designed to provide its participants with an understanding of the development of the ancient city of Rome and its immediate environs from the earliest settlements to the age of Constantine through a careful study of material remains and literary sources. The eight-week program is open to high school teachers of Latin, Greek or Classical Studies. The development of architecture, sculpture, painting, the ‘minor’ arts, and inscriptions of the republican and imperial city will be studied as they reflect the continuous expansion of Roman power and cultivation. Participants in the program will learn to read the material remains by becoming familiar with the techniques of interpreting ancient city planning, architecture, and the various forms of art. The second phase of the program is conducted by the Vergilian Society at Cumae and focuses on the social history of ancient Greeks, Romans, and others along the Bay of Naples.

All travel and program expenses are supported by U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Commissions in Athens and Rome and administered by American Councils for International Education, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the American Academy in Rome and the Vergilian Society at Cumae

For additional program information and an application for the 2010 Educational Seminars please visit: American Councils for International Education

posted to the latinteach listserv by Timothy Hair.

December 9, 2009

Latin Immersion Programs at SALVI

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SALVI (Septentrionale Americanum Latinitatis Vivae Institutum or North American Institute for Living Latin Studies) is proud to announce two exciting summer programs for 2010: Rusticatio (July 18-24) and Iter Romanum (July 1-8).

Rusticatio, July 18-24, 2010, Charles Town, West Virginia

Rusticatio is a week-long, full-immersion Latin workshop offering high-energy conversation exercises and readings from Latin literature.

In an intimidation-free environment crucial for progress in a second language, Rusticatio participants live together for seven days while they speak, read, write, cook, and relax-all while communicating entirely in Latin. Through a variety of exchanges, including instructional sessions, a common kitchen, daily shared tasks, down-time, and excellent food and wine (which are abundant and included in the price), Rusticatio participants enjoy unparalleled camaraderie while they experience firsthand various teaching methods that are directly applicable to secondary and university Latin classrooms.

For more information about Rusticatio and application instructions, please visit our website

Iter Romanum, July 1-8 2010, Rome, Italy

Iter Romanum is a unique, week-long, full-immersion tour of Rome – tantum Latine! We will tour Rome’s sites – ancient, medieval, Renaissance and modern – read excerpts from Latin literature, discuss what we see, read and hear, and listen to our distinguished tour guides (mystagogi) as they show us around the fascinating city known as caput mundi – all while spending the week living, performing all of our tasks, and holding all of our conversations in Latin only. Each day will be structured around a visit to an historical site in or around Rome. Possible destination sites (subject to change) include:

Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Circus Maximus, Domus Aurea, Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican necropolis and the tomb of St. Peter, Vatican Museums, Villa Borghese, Ostia Antica.

For more information about Iter Romanum and application instructions, please visit our website

If you have any further question about either of these programs or about SALVI, please contact us directly at info AT latin DOT org.

From Jennifer (Guenevera) Nelson, Praeses, SALVI; posted to the latinteach listserv. For the SALVI email address, substitute the appropriate symbols for AT and DOT.

November 30, 2009

NEH Summer Institute for Latin Teachers

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The College of Notre Dame of Maryland will host a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for School Teachers June 28-July 30, 2010.  Entitled “Houses of Mortals and Gods: Latin Literature in Context,” the program will provide the opportunity to read selections from several Roman authors that treat the house and household, as well as temples and tombs, while visiting related archeological sites. The first week will take place on the campus; for the remainder of the program participants will move to Rome and Campania in Italy.  Each of the 25 teachers selected will receive a stipend of $3900 toward travel, room and board.   This program is intended primarily for Latin teachers.  Application forms and further information may be obtained on line at  Application deadline is March 2, 2010.

Forwarded by Nathalie Roy, Episcopal, Baton Rouge

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