Dear OCC Members,
Please note that the keynote address for Vergil Week 2016 at Case Western Reserve University will take place on Friday 22 April at 4:00 p.m. in Clark Hall 206, NOT at 5:00 p.m. Professor Ralph J. Hexter, a Cleveland native and Professor of Classics at University of California, Davis will give the lecture on Book III of the Aeneid. The lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. to avoid a conflict with another Classics lecture by Jas Elsner at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
For further information call the Department of Classics (216-368-2348) or Professor Timothy Wutrich (216-368-6026).
Please see the two invitations below from Timothy Wutrich of CWRU:
(1.) On Wednesday 20 April at 7:00 p.m
. there will be a dinner and planning session for those interested in a new project on performing ancient drama as a means of exploring on-going philosophical questions. Inspired by the work of Jonathan Shay, Peter Meineck Aquila Theatre, Bryan Doerries and Theater of War, I would like to bring together teachers, students, actors, artists, and others interested in Greek and Roman drama, tragedy and comedy. The long-term goal would be to stage a play in November at the CWRU Dionysia. I will provide dinner and drinks on campus at CWRU; those interested need to register with me by Sunday 17 April at midnight
(2.) On Friday 22 April at 7:00 p.m. there will be a dinner with our Vergil Week 2016 keynote speaker, Professor Ralph Hexter following his presentation and a presentation by Jas Elsner in a related event at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The dinner party for Professor Hexter will also be a chance for area high school and university faculty to talk about the 2021 meeting of CAMWS in Cleveland. Dinner and drinks will be provided by the CWRU Department of Classics, but guests will need to register by Friday 15 April at 4:00 p.m. with our department assistant Jessica Jurcak (email@example.com).
The Classics Department and College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University would like to invite advanced Latin students to join us for our 2nd annual Latin Day, to be held at the Wright State Student Union on Monday, April 18, 2016. We will begin with a brief introduction at 9:45, followed by break-out sessions which will focus on Rome’s foundation myths (especially the Aeneid). The events will be both instructional and interactive, including a look at Roman coins, as well as the opportunity for students to make their own “magic” tablets. Each session will last roughly 25 minutes. After the break-out sessions, we will serve lunch, accompanied by a trivia contest. The event will end at 1:30. The registration fee is $10 per student, which includes lunch and a t-shirt. Registration is limited to the first 200 responders. The deadline for registration is April 1. For more information or to reserve spots, please contact Rebecca Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Of Men and Monsters”: Book III of the Aeneid.
CWRU’s annual celebration of the life, times, and poetry of Vergil will take place between Saturday 16 April and Friday 22 April in Cleveland. Events include the annual Latin recitation contest and art contest, a group run (the “cursus Vergilianus“), a full reading of the Aeneid, and a public lecture by Cleveland native Professor Ralph J. Hexter (Provost and Professor at UC, Davis) on Book III of the Aeneid. All events are free and open to the public. All high school and university students and faculty are warmly invited to campus. For contest forms, event times, and details, visit our webpage:
Please remember the deadline for the following OCC scholarships is April 1st:
- OCC Prospective Latin Teacher Scholarship
- OCC Scholarship for the Study of Greek or Latin
- OCC Professional Development Scholarship
Applications, guidelines, and further information can be found in the Scholarship Section of the OCC Webpage.