Sunday, December 22, 2013


Don Buck, a Hunter College graduate and retired Latin teacher, sent this update about Bill Mayer:

Friends of Bill Mayer might like to know that he retired from teaching at Hunter College two years ago and has unfortunately has been hospitalized at a nursing home in Pennsylvania.  

If you went to an ACL annual meeting in recent years you've seen Bill's work. He was vice-president from 2009-12, arranged the conferences, and often presented pedagogical papers. He served as president of CAES twice and spoke frequently at its conferences.

Bill is living in western Pennsylvania, near his family, at Presbyterian Senior Care, 835 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301. He greatly enjoys hearing from friends and colleagues by postal mail or e-mail, but his illness makes it hard for him to answer.

A secretary at this e-address will be sure that Bill gets e-mails: You should put “To Bill Mayer, resident” at the top of your message.

Don Buck
Orford NH

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Latin in the Common Core

Jacob Weiss, a Latin student and senior at Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, NY, wrote a wonderful essay regarding inclusion of Latin in the NYS ELA Common Core State Standards. You can read Jacob's insightful commentary at Education Week via this link:
Latin is a Common-Core Natural: Why Latin should be part of the ELA standards

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Summer AP Latin Institutes

This summer new AP Latin Institutes are being held! One institute, "AP Latin: Translation & Multiple Choice," will be offered three times in three different locations. The other, "AP Latin: Essays & Short Answers," will only be offered once, at The Taft School in Watertown, CT. For people interested in taking both institutes, they will be offered on consecutive weeks (B and C weeks) at The Taft School. Read on for more information.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Robert Foster Cherry Award Lecture: New York University, November 19, 2013

The Dynamics of Discovery:
Unearthing Lost Histories of the Ancient World
By Joan Breton Connelly, New York University

LatinSummer Rome 2014

Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute presents: LATINSUMMER ROME

An unforgettable summer program for middle schoolers and their parents! On-site in Rome!

Join us this summer for an enrichment program that brings the ancient Roman world to life. Explore the arena where gladiators and beasts fought long ago, race along the tracks of ancient chariots, perform a play on the same stage as ancient actors, approach Rome along the queen of roads, and much more! At each site, creative and hands-on activities will get you working with the culture. And as you journey through the eternal city, you’ll learn Latin through modern, engaging techniques – in the very same places where Latin was born and that echoed with the sounds of Latin for millennia.

Student Loan Forgiveness and/or Cancellation

Re-posted from Latinteach:  If you are a Latin teacher and have student loans, please read carefully through everything at the following link. You may be eligible for forgiveness and/or cancellation.

Monday, October 28, 2013

My Latin Heritage

As CAES is in its 50th year, it seems fitting that our members take some time to reflect on the organization, as well as our profession. I'd like to share a bit about my Latin "heritage," the path I took in becoming a Latin teacher.

Proposed panel on Fostering Respect and Support for the Pre-Collegiate Latin Teacher

If you are interested in taking part in this proposed panel, or making suggestions regarding the make-up of the panel, please read on. The deadline for response is November 10.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Poll: 2014 Institute Schedule

There is a new poll on the website: "What schedule would you prefer for the October 2014 CAES Institute?"

  • All-day Friday, half-day Saturday
  • All-day Saturday, half-day Sunday

We are all ready planning next year's event and would like your feedback. Please visit the website and submit your vote! The poll can be found near the upper right side of the CAES homepage.

Institute 2013 Workshop Files

The 2013 Annual Institute was very informative! We had amazing presenters who led many spirited discussions during our workshops. Below are links to some of the workshop materials for those who wish to have an electronic copy:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Schedule of CAES Institute 2013

Friday, 10/18
7:30-8:30 Session 1

Saturday, 10/19
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Sessions 2-3
12:00-1:40 Lunch & Meeting
1:40-4:00 Sessions 4-5
6:00-7:00 Pre-banquet Reception
7:00-9:00 CAES Banquet and Awards

Sunday, 10/20
9:00-11:30 Sessions 6-7

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies - Nov. 8, 2013

The Center for Ancient Studies (New York University) announces the Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies: 

Western Sicily Revisited: An Archaeology of Cross-Cultural Encounters

Friday, November 8, 2013
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Register Soon!

Registration for the 2013 CAES Institute is due! If you are registering via postal service, please have your registration postmarked by Saturday, October 12th. If you are registering via the website ( please do so no later than Monday, October 14th. We hope to see you in Saratoga next weekend!

Watch Seneca's Thyestes Performed in Latin

The 2013 Latin production of the Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group is now available to watch on YouTube.  Every year, the Group produces and performs a Greek or Latin play in the original language under the direction of a student, and performed by students and faculty, with subtitles translated by students.  2013's production was Seneca's Thyestes,

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tempus Fugit

There is still time to register for the 2013 CAES Institute!  We are accepting conference registrations via the website through October 14th. If you are registering via postal service, please be sure to have your registration postmarked by October 12th.

While the deadline for group rate hotel reservations has passed, rooms may still be available. Call and ask for the Classical Association group. You may get the group rate or be asked to pay the regular price. This can change at any time and is at the discretion of the hotel, not under CAES's control.

To register for the Institute and/or to contact the hotel, follow this link:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Positions at the ASCSA

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens has several positions available, including:

  • Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors 2014-2015
  • Director of the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory of Archaeological Science
  • Directors of the ASCSA Summer Sessions 2015 (Gertrude Smith Professors)

Visit their website for information on how to apply:

ASCSA NEH Fellowships, 2014-2015

Deadline: October 31, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Latin Vacancy - Monmouth Junction

South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction, NJ is seeking a tenure-track Latin teacher for an immediate opening teaching sections of AP Latin, Honors Latin V, Honors Latin IV, Latin II, and Latin I at a nationally-recognized high school in suburban New Jersey. The district Latin program is large and well-supported, with another teacher at the high school level and two other members of the department in the district middle schools. Interested candidates should contact the World Languages Supervisor, Mr. Thomas Decker, via e-mail ( as soon as possible for further information.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

CAES Institute Registration

Registration for the 2013 CAES Institute is now online! This year's Institute will be Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20 in Saratoga Springs. Please visit the Institute page for a letter from our president, David Perry, as well as information on registration. You may also pay your registration and meal fees online via our site:

If you need to renew your membership in CAES, please do so before the Institute. Visit our membership page for more information and payment options:

We look forward to seeing you in Saratoga in October.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Technology Workshop for Latin Teachers

Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute announces the following technology workshop, open to all
Latin teachers and future Latin teachers!

I Came, I Saw, I Clicked:
Technology & Online Resources for Latin Teaching

Friday, October 11, 2013 / 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Franklin High School
Somerset, NJ (approx. midway between Philadelphia and NYC)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Save the Date!

CAES Institute 2013
October 18-20 in Saratoga Springs

Program and registration materials will be coming out soon! Check the website frequently for the chance to register and pay online.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Latin Vacancy - Monroe-Woodbury High School


Location: High School
Position Title: LOTE Teacher – Latin
                        start date: 9/1/13  

NYS Certification is required in Latin - Grades 7-12

Application Procedure:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

American Academy in Rome: Rome Prize

The American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities. For one hundred years the Academy's eleven acre center in Rome has provided an inspiring environment for those who practice the fine and liberal arts.

Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The deadline for the nation-wide Rome Prize competition is November 1, 2013. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Latin Position for Health & Science Charter School - Bronx, NY

Latin Teacher for Health and Science Charter School, grades 6, 7, 8 in Bronx, New York. Starting salary 55-65000 commensurate with experience. Please email Mr. Mincin at with resume and letter of interest.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bronxville Middle School Latin Position - Full Time - Grades 6-8

Bronxville, NY
Candidate must hold NY State Certification in Latin

Application Deadline:  July 19, 2013
Position Begins: August 28, 2013

Interested applicants should email information to Denise Flood, Curriculum Leader of Foreign Language, at:

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Brooklyn Latin School - Full-Time Latin Teacher

The Brooklyn Latin School currently has an open position for: Latin Teacher

The Brooklyn Latin School (TBLS) is one of New York City’s eight specialized (i.e. exam) high schools, offering a classical, liberal arts education. A replication of the prestigious Boston Latin School, TBLS was founded in 2006, and all of its upper class students are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a rigorous two-year course of study widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. We are presently seeking results-oriented teachers  who exhibit effective leadership, thorough content knowledge, a reflective nature, a strong work ethic, and an appreciation for the discipline of teaching. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Part Time Classics Teacher

Nota Bene:  This vacancy has been filled.

Position: Part Time Classics Teacher (with Full Time potential)

The Ursuline School: a private college preparatory school (6-12) in New Rochelle, NY, about 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan.

Potential Courses: 6th Grade Greek language, culture, mythology; Middle School Latin; High School Latin/Greek and Electives.

Qualifications: the candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Classics (competency in Greek, as well as Latin, a plus).  A master’s degree or teaching certification and teaching experience is preferred.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Latin Vacancies - Maspeth High School, NYC

POSITION: Latin Teacher (two positions available). We are presently seeking results-oriented teaching candidates who exhibit strong leadership, thorough content knowledge, a reflective nature, the capacity for teamwork, and an appreciation for the discipline of teaching.

DESCRIPTION: Maspeth High School is a new NYC DOE public high school, opened in September 2011, currently in its second year of operation (with grades 9 and 10). We offer a rigorous college preparatory education based in classical liberal arts and sciences with an interdisciplinary and humanities focus. Our instructional philosophy is that all knowledge is interrelated. Latin is currently the only foreign language offered at MHS (Ancient Greek anticipated for honors students in 2014), and students are expected to follow a prescribed 4-year curriculum in the language (including an anticipated AP course offering). Candidates may be required to teach any levels, following a curriculum based on the textbook Latin for the New Millennium.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Latin/Classics, Masters preferred. Candidate must be NYS certified/certifiable, or eligible for NYS certification through reciprocity.

CONTACT: Send cover letter and CV to:; CC:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Conventiculum Buffaloniense - June 26-28

Conventiculum Buffaloniense
Spoken Latin Weekend Workshop
June 26-28, 2013
University at Buffalo, SUNY

The University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB) Department of Classics will host its fifth annual three-day spoken Latin workshop from June 26-28, 2013.

The Conventiculum Buffaloniense offers an integrated, immersive experience in which participants practice speaking on a set of topics, then apply these skills through creative and engaging activities. The workshop welcomes anyone with the equivalent of two years or more of college Latin. Participants need not have any previous experience speaking Latin, though the workshop is also suitable for those with some speaking experience who want to improve their skills.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Latin Vacancy - Monroe Woodbury High School

Location: High School
Position Title: LOTE Teacher – Latin
                        start date: 9/1/13    

NYS Certification is required in Latin - Grades 7-12

Application Procedure:

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and a copy of certification to:

Mr. Brian C. Monahan
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
278 Route 32
Central Valley, NY 10917

Monroe Woodbury High School
155 Dunderberg Road
Central Valley, NY 10917

Thursday, April 18, 2013

High School Latin Vacancy – Manhasset Secondary School

Manhasset Secondary School is seeking a .8 high school Latin teacher for levels I, II, III and AP Latin. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply at the following link:

Saturday, April 6, 2013

C.A.N.E. Summer Institute 2013

C.A.N.E. Summer Institute 2013
July 15-20, 2013
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

America’s Founding Fathers
and the Classics of Greece and Rome

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vergil’s Aeneid and the Destiny of Italy

New York University

in conjunction with the
and the
announce the

Rose-Marie Lewent Memorial Lecture

Vergil’s Aeneid and the Destiny of Italy

By Alessandro Barchiesi, University of Siena at Arezzo and Stanford University

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Full Time High School Latin Vacancy - Goshen, NY

John S. Burke Catholic High School is looking for a full time high school Latin teacher (grades 9-12) who will be teaching 4 Latin classes and 1 Writing Lab.  Candidates must hold a New York State high school certification.  The position is available August 19, 2013.  If interested, please send an email to:

Teaching Position: Vista Academy, Brooklyn

In the fall of September 2013, a new middle school will open it's doors called Vista Academy in Brooklyn, NY. The mission of Vista Academy is to help all students reach high academic achievement through intentional instruction and character education.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Latin Vacancy: Maspeth High School, Queens

Maspeth High School (Queens, District 24, school #585)
54-40 74th Street Maspeth, NY 11373

Latin Teacher. We are presently seeking results-oriented teaching candidates who exhibit strong leadership, thorough content knowledge, a reflective nature, the capacity for teamwork, and an appreciation for the discipline of teaching.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Updates from Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute

Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of and inspiring lifelong learning about Latin, Greek, and the ancient Greco-Roman world, especially at the elementary and middle school levels.

This winter brings scholarships, teaching opportunities for high school and college Latin students, and student-produced writings in Latin! Visit for plenty more happenings!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Position Available: American School of Classical Studies at Athens


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an established scholar with extensive experience in Greece to be the next Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies. The Mellon Professor organizes and conducts the academic program of the School in collaboration with the Director and the Assistant Director and must be able to provide a graduate-level introduction to the sites, monuments, museums and topography of Greece as well as advise students of the School in their research. In addition, as one of the officers of the School, the Mellon Professor participates in the operations of the School.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Summer AP Latin Opportunities

Jill Crooker, the College Board Advisor for Latin Curriculum, an AP Reader, and an Educational Consultant from Pittsford, NY, will be running 4 AP workshops this summer. If you are interested, sign up early! Last summer's workshops filled up. Workshops are available at St. John Fisher College, The Taft School, and St. Joseph College of Maine. Read on for more information.