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Sign the Petition to Support the Latin Program at Columbus Alternative

Please sign the following petition in support of the Latin Program at the Columbus Alternative High School, which the district is planning to cut.  Please sign as soon as possible, since a meeting (at which there is a chance the program can be saved) will be held this Thursday, February 8th.  Here is the link:


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NEH Summer Seminar, Roman Daily Life in Petronius and Pompeii

In the summer of 2018 (July 16-August 3), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500) – note that each participant is responsible for their own travel expenses. The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).

The application deadline is March 1. More information and directions on applying can be found at the seminar website

If you have any questions, please write me (Matthew Panciera), the director of the seminar, at

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SALVI Hosting Free Spoken Latin Day at Franciscan University of Steubenville

SALVI is hosting a free spoken Latin day at the Franciscan University of Steubenville on Saturday, November 18 from 9:30am-4pm.  All Latin teachers and students are welcome.  Please see  the flyer below for more details:

Flyer for SALVI Spoken Latin Day

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UC Semple Scholarships- Call for Applications

Please see the attached flyer about the Semple Scholarships at the University of Cincinnati:

2018-19 Semple Scholarships

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2017 OCC Registration Reminder

Dear Colleagues,

Don’t forget to register for the 2017 meeting of the Ohio Classical Conference.

We have a great program beginning with a keynote by Prof. Lynne Lancaster, the acclaimed archaeologist and expert on Roman building and construction: “What Ancient Concrete Buildings Can Tell Us About Roman Society.”

Additional presentations include the Travis Horseman, a graphic novelist whose subject matter is late antiquity, Prof. E. Del Chrol, who will present on immersive historical simulation in the classroom and run a workshop on that topic, and ACL president Sherwin Little and Wyoming HS teacher Todd Wegenhart, who will conduct a panel discussion on teaching and testing reading proficiency.

The conference is one day only, Saturday, October 7, at the Columbus Academy in Gahanna.

This is a great opportunity to renew old and make new connections with Classicists from around the state.

There is no registration fee—just renew or begin your annual membership in the OCC, for $25.

The OCC will sponsor a wine and cheese and cheese reception.  You can also opt to attend the Virgilian Society lunch ($15) and the OCC banquet ($35).

On-line registration is easy at:

Further information is also available at

William M. Owens, President,

Ohio Classical Conference

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