Announcements

Reminder: Vergil Week Contest Registration Deadlines April 17th

University and High School Students  are encouraged to participate in the annual Vergil Week contests in Latin recitation and in art  to be held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. All students at any school in Ohio or the surrounding states are eligible. It is not necessary to be registered in a Latin or Classics class at CWRU to participate. For rules and registration forms, please visit the Vergil Week 2015 website.”

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Spring Workshop for Teachers of AP Latin at the University of Cincinnati

Dear OCC Members-

Please see the message below regarding an AP Workshop to be held at the University of Cincinnati on April 25th.   The registration deadline is March 30th:

This is a reminder that on April 25th, 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. The venue will be Blegen Library on UC Campus. To secure a place in the workshop RSVP to Prof. Duncan MacRae (duncan.macrae@uc.edu) or Prof. Daniel Markovic (daniel.markovic@uc.edu) by March 30th. 

At the workshop, teachers will hear presentations from scholars of Latin Literature and Roman History on the AP texts – Virgil and Caesar – and 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.

The workshop will be free to teachers of AP Latin.

Proposed schedule

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).

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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.

Schedule:

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 (duncan.macrae@uc.edu) or Prof. Daniel Markovic (daniel.markovic@uc.edu) 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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