Website Now Live For Vergil Week At CWRU

Dear OCC Members-

The website for Vergil Week 2015 (April 20th-25th) at CWRU is now live.  Click on the link below to access the webpage:

Vergil Week 2015 Website

On the page, you will find a schedule of events, as well as the rules/registration materials for the Art Contest/Exhibit and the Latin Recitation Contest (open to both High School and University Students).

The Rules/Registration Materials for each contest can also be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Latin Recitation Rules and Registration

Art Contest Rules and Registration

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University of Cincinnati To Host A.P. Workshop

The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati would like to invite teachers of AP Latin in the Cincinnati region to a half-day workshop on the AP texts on Saturday April 25th 2015. The venue will be Blegen Library on the UC Campus.

At the workshop, scholars of Latin Literature and Roman History will present on the AP texts – Virgil and Caesar – and teachers will have the chance to get to know the Classics department at UC better. The presentations aim to connect teachers with recent scholarly thinking on the AP texts and to provide materials to enrich their teaching of the Latin texts. There will be a chance to discuss selected passages from the set texts with fellow teachers and the UC faculty. The department will provide morning refreshments and there will be a lunch with university faculty at the end of the workshop.


9.15-9.45am:   Arrival and Sign-in.

Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

9.45-10am:      Welcome to the Department (by Head).

10-11am:         Virgil’s Aeneid, the AP selections: Presentation and Discussion led by Prof. Daniel Markovic.

11am-12pm:    Caesar’s Gallic War, the AP selections: Presentation and Discussion led by Prof. Duncan MacRae.

12-1pm:           Lunch with UC Classics Faculty.

1pm-1.30pm: Presentation of UC Classics department and Undergraduate Semple Scholarships (by Daniel Markovic); tour of the Library (Jacquie Riley).

RSVP to Prof. Duncan MacRae ( or Prof. Daniel Markovic ( by March 30th.

We hope to meet you on campus in April!

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Correction: Due Date for Vergil Week CFP is Friday, January 16th

Dear OCC Members-

In the earlier post regarding Vergil Week, an incorrect deadline was posted for the Call for Papers.  The deadline is actually Friday, January 16th. 

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Vergil Week at CWRU, Call For Papers

Dear OCC Members,

Please consider submitting an abstract for the symposium “The Fall of Troy:  Book 2 of the Aeneid,” planned for this April during Vergil Week on the Case Western Reserve University campus in Cleveland, Ohio. The deadline for abstracts is Friday, April 16th.  Further information can be found by clicking the following link:

Vergil Week 2015, The Fall of Troy: Book 2 of the Aeneid, Call for Papers

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Wright State University To Host “Latin Day”

Wright State University in Dayton, OH will be hosting a Latin Day on Monday, April 20, 2015 from 10 am -1 pm.

Students who are currently enrolled in high school Latin are invited to join us for a day of activities and lunch. Activities will include: scenes from Roman comedy, Roman food tasting, and an interactive demonstration on Roman coins and inscriptions. There will also be a trivia contest held during lunch.

We would ask any teachers who are interested in bringing their students to provide a $10 fee per student to help offset costs.

Participants will receive t-shirts and other souvenirs.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact Rebecca Edwards, Associate Professor of Classics, Wright State University at

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