OCC Scholarship Deadline – April 1st

Deadlines are approaching for three OCC Scholarships.  These scholarships include:

  1. The OCC Prospective Latin Teacher Scholarship
  2. The OCC Scholarship for the Study of Greek and Latin
  3. The OCC Professional Development Scholarship (New)

Postmark deadline for scholarship applications is April 1st.  Applications and further information can be found at the following link:

OCC Scholarships

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CWRU to Host Vergil Week: April 19th through 25th

Case Western Reserve University will again be hosting Vergil Week from April 19th through April 25th.  Events include the Cursus Vergilianus (a 5k run to honor Vergil), an Art Contest/Exhibition (open to both High School and University Students), a Latin Recitation Contest (also open to High School and University Students), a roundtable discussion (the theme is the ethical element in ancient and modern poetics), a continuous public reading of the Aeneid in English, and the Keynote Address by Dr. Craig Kallendorf of Texas A&M University, “The Protean Vergil: Book History and the Reception of Aeneid 1 in the Renaissance.”

For exact dates, locations, registration forms and further information, please click the link below:

 Vergil Week 2014 at Case Western Reserve University

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“Classical Conversation” on Metamorphoses at the University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati Department of Classics and College Conservatory of Music (CCM) invite all interested in the ancient world to a special “Classical Conversation” associated with the CCM production of Mary Zimmerman’s METAMORPHOSES. Professor Lauren Ginsberg will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the world of Ovid and the myths that inspired Mary Zimmerman’s play.
The presentation will be at 1:15pm on Saturday Feb. 8th in Mary Emery Hall 3250. A matinee performance will start at 2pm. To reserve seating, please contact Patti Hall ( or 513-556-5803). It is not necessary to have a ticket to the performance to attend the talk.
For an informational flyer, click here.
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Indiana Classical Conference, February 28th -March 1st

For anyone interested in attending, the registration materials and program for the Indiana Classical Conference (February 28th-March 1st) can be found by clicking the links below.  Friday’s keynote speaker is William Batstone of The Ohio State University, whose talk is entitled, “Caesar Constructing Caesar.”  Saturday’s sessions include a panel on history and culture, a student panel, and a panel on pedagogy.  Registration forms are to be submitted by February 14th:

Registration Materials for 2014 ICC

Program for 2014 ICC

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Two Upcoming Lectures at CWRU

Dear OCC Members,

CWRU will be hosting two talks related to Classics in the next month that are free and open to the public.
The first is this Friday, January 17, 6:00-7:30 PM in Clark Hall 206 on the campus of CWRU (“The Baker Nord Center”). The talk is by Angeliki Tzaenetou of the University of Illinois, and is entitled “Euripides’ Hecuba: A Political Interpretation.”  For an abstract and more information, please click here.
The second talk is on Wednesday, February 19 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM in Mather House 100 on the campus of CWRU. The talk is by Maddalena Rumor, a graduate student at the Freie Universität Berlin, and is entitled, “From the Tigris to the Tiber: A Case of Babylonian ‘Astro-Medicine’ in Pliny the Elder.”  More information can be found here.
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