Congratulations to Troy High School, 2019 Hildesheim Vase Winner

Congratulations to Mike Gegel and Jennifer Limke of Troy High School, who were awarded the Hildesheim Vase for the Outstanding Secondary Level Classics Program in the state of Ohio. You can view more in the article posted below:

Troy High School Latin Program Wins Prestigious Honor

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The Vergilian Society: Tours and Scholarship Information

Would you like to travel abroad? And have help paying for it?

The Vergilian Society is offering exciting study tours in summer 2020 including Greeks and Romans on the Bay of Naples; Roman Switzerland; Drawing and Watercolor in the Italian Landscape; Roman Otium on the Bay of Naples: A Study Tour for Teachers. Malta is also on offer for winter 2020-21. These programs are specifically designed to benefit and appeal to teachers and students at all levels by providing them the opportunity to experience a rich variety of ancient sites to support their own understanding and teaching of the ancient world. See the full descriptions on the Vergilian Society website at

Almost $100,000 in scholarship money is also available:

Planning to travel to Italy with your own students? The Vergilian Society can help! We have funds to offset the cost of teacher and student group travel as well as experienced directors to help plan your trip:

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In Memoriam: Mark P.O. Morford, former Chair, Department of Classics at Ohio State University

Professor Mark P. O. Morford, of Leeds, died Monday October 14, 2019 at the Hospice of the Fisher Home after a brief illness.  He was 90 years old.

Professor Morford taught at The Ohio State University from 1964 to 1984, serving as Chairman of the Department of Classics from 1968 to 1980.  

A distinguished author, Mark wrote several books including LucanPersiusStoics and Neostoics: Justus Lipsius and the Circle of Rubens; and of particular note, with Robert Lenardon and Michael Sham, Classical Mythology, the 11thedition of which was released last year.

You can read more here.

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Rettig Lecture at Xavier University, November 7th

On November 8th, 2019, Xavier University will be hosting the John W. Rettig Lecture Series. This year’s speaker is Rev. Bryan Y. Norton, S.J., whose lecture is entitled, “The Jesuit Classical Tradition: Past Perspectives, Contemporary Questions, Future Horizons.” The talk will be held at 5:00 pm in the Kennedy Auditorium, Conaton Learning commons 412 with a reception to follow. You can download a flyer here.

Interested in finding out about the Classics at Xavier? Click here for information about the Classics Philosophy and Honors AB Program at Xavier.

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Tomorrow (Oct 9th) is the Deadline to Register for 2019 OCC

The 2019 Meeting of the OCC is this Saturday October 12th at the Columbus Academy. Tomorrow, October 9th, is the deadline to register for the meeting. Please use the links below to register or visit

Join OCC/Register for the Meeting

Schedule of Events

OCC Meeting Overview

Directions to Columbus Academy

Detailed Map of the Campus (Include Locations for Parking and Presentations

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