Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Latin Teacher Needed - Long Island

The Green Vale School, an independent nursery-9 school in Old Brookville, Long Island, has a paternity leave replacement opening beginning in approximately mid January for four weeks.
The position is part-time, for grades 7 and 8, Monday through Thursday.

Please contact World Languages Department Chair Barbara Juhel at bjuhel@greenvaleschool.org
Thank you.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Meo Animo

At October's Annual Institute, participants were asked a series of "coffee break questions" which were posted around the coffee service. The answers have been collected here for you reference, use and enjoyment. Feel free to make additions to the list in the comments section below.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Electronic Latin Dictionaries

Linda Emanuel shared some "reviews" from a UK Latin listserv regarding a variety of electronic Latin dictionaries. There are several which are available as an iOS (iPod/iPad/iPhone) app:


Alternatively there are also some which are web-based:


Two Latin Immersion Experiences for Summer 2015

Not only teachers, who may wish to develop their ability use Latin actively and extempore in the classroom to augment whatever teaching methods they prefer to use, but anyone at all devoted to Latin, such as professors, graduate students, and those who read Latin for personal enrichment, can benefit from both of these week-long seminars, which are exclusively aimed at helping those who take part to acquire a more instinctive and active command of the Latin language.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Annual Institute Update

The 51st Annual Institute was a resounding success! In celebration of 50 years of CAES, over 50 CAES members attended this year's conference. At the banquet Professor Emeritus Donald Mills gave a wonderful address outlining the history of CAES and many of the regional affiliates across the state. After, CAES Vice President Ellyn Bibik asked our members to share with the group what inspired us to become Latin teachers. Many attendees stepped up to the podium and shared the story of their journey to this rich and rewarding vocation.

The workshops were well attended, and many presenters have made their materials available on our website. Click this link to browse the workshop files:  http://goo.gl/Il5HO3

If you were unable to attend, please know that you were missed. We hope that you will take this moment to mark your calendar with the dates of the 52nd Annual Institute: October 23-25, 2015. We will be meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, and our board and Institute committee are all ready preparing things.

In the meantime, if you are looking for ways to contribute to, and support CAES, please consider:

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the only professional organization dedicated to the teaching and sharing of Latin and the Classics in New York State!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Memories of Annual Institutes Past

Our new vice president, Katie Finlayson, produced a video comprised of photos of past Annual Institutes. What a wonderful celebration of the past, as CAES enters its 51st year!

Please Help Save Funding for the Swedish Institutes at Athens, Rome and Istanbul

Thank you to CAES board member Linda Emanuel for sharing this. We hope you can take a moment to sign the petition. If your Swedish is a bit rusty, never fear: a nice "tutorial" is included below the petition link.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

CAES Institute Update

Salvete, socii!

The CAES 51st Annual Institute, Perge Modo, is just days away and  it promises to be a wonderful gathering.

I am absolutely excited about this year’s conference. At the business meeting Saturday afternoon I will be presenting the scholarships and awards and we will take nominations for the Board  of Directors and elect officers. Later that afternoon we have arranged an excursion entitled The Classical Language of Albany's Architecture, led by Albany City Historian Anthony Opalka.  In the evening we will dine with old and new friends and reminisce with Donald Mills on fifty years of CAES.

Please join us on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 P.M. for the pre-conference session featuring Linda Fabrizio, Visiting Roman Britain: A New Appreciation for the Roman Res.  The President's Reception, with a select pouring of NYS wines and spirits, follows immediately afterward.

All rooms that we originally had set aside for the Institute have been taken! The Hilton Garden Inn, Albany/SUNY Area, on Washington Avenue in Albany, is nearly full next weekend, but a few rooms remain. If you would like to attend, you may still be able to reserve a room at the CAES rate ($105 code: CYE).  Institute registration (which includes breakfast and lunch) may be done online.

Be a part of CAES’ next fifty years!  You will find all the information you need on the CAES website and you can subscribe for an automatic alert when information is updated.

             See you at the Institute!

       Sincerely —
       Ellyn Bibik, Vice President

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tempus Fugit

The 51st Annual Institute is fast approaching. If you want to attend, but haven't yet registered please do so soon! Visit the Institute website for a program, as well as information on registering.

Many of us have connections to CAES that span decades. I just realized the other day that my first encounter with CAES was when the Annual Institute was at Union College, where I was a student, some time in the late 1980's. Little did I know that a few short years later I'd be embarking upon my career as a Latin teacher.

To help preserve and celebrate these memories and experiences, we are collecting photos and notes of times past with our CAES colleagues. As we approach the holiday weekend, please take some time to see if you have anything you would like to share. Photographs, anecdotes, old programs, or any other CAES-related memorabilia are all welcome! Ellyn Bibik, our vice president, and fellow board member Kitrina Finlayson have both graciously volunteered to collect these. Please contact them via e-mail:
esbibik@gmail.com & kfinlayson@nhart.org

Thank you for sharing!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Rose-Marie Lewent Conference: WarStories

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with the Aquila Theatre: YouStories Project, National Endowment for the Humanities; the Society for Artistic Veterans; and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science announces the

Rose-Marie Lewent Conference

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)

2015 Rome Prize Competition

The American Academy in Rome is now accepting applications for the 2015 Rome Prize competition. Each year, through a national juried competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging and established artists and scholars working in the following categories:
  • Ancient Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies
  • Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Full Time Latin Position - NYC

We are a high school in downtown Manhattan looking for a full time Latin teacher. The teacher will be teaching 5 classes a day. Two of the classes are for the Syracuse Academy within the school. If interested, please send your resume to: Bammatu@schools.nyc.gov

Bibiana Ammatuna
Assistant Principal
Murry Bergtraum High School

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Seeking Photos & Memories of the Past 50 Years of CAES

As the 50th year of CAES draws to a close with our 51st Annual Institute in October, we are seeking photos and notes of times past with our CAES colleagues. These do not have to be photos of CAES events, but should involve CAES members past and present. If you have any which you are able to share, we kindly request that you e-mail them to our vice president Ellyn Bibik and board member Kitrina Finlayson. Click here to send a message to both: esbibik@gmail.com & kfinlayson@nhart.org

Thank you for sharing! We hope to see you in Albany at this year's Annual Institute, October 24-26.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Latin Teacher Named 2015 NYS Teacher of the Year

On Tuesday, 9/16, Charles Giglio was named the 2015 New York State Teacher of the Year by the Board of Regents in Albany. Magister Giglio is the Latin teacher at Gloversville High School and Middle School. Tibi congratulor, Magister! I hope we will get to congratulate you in person at the Institute in October.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Digital Forum Romanum Announcement

Today sees the launch of the new ‘Digital Forum Romanum’ website: www.digitales-forum-romanum.de
While the website is presently in German (an English version is under development), this announcement from the Digital Forum Romanum site might be of interest to CAES members:

Register Soon for the 51st Annual Institute

A preliminary program has been posted for the upcoming 51st Annual Institute (Albany, October 24-26). You will note that we have a wide range of workshops and activities planned, for teachers of all levels of Latin and the Classics. If you are planning to attend, please register soon! The deadline to get the CAES conference rate at the Hilton Garden Inn is September 23.

Visit the CAES Annual Institute page for more information:

Monday, August 18, 2014

0.4 FTE Latin Teacher - Westhampton Beach High School

Westhampton Beach School District has an immediate need for a 0.4 FTE Latin Teacher. Interested candidates should contact:

William A. Fisher
Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Instruction
Westhampton Beach School District
340 Mill Road
Westhampton Beach, New York 11978
(631) 288-3800 ext. 243

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Positions at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens


One or Two Positions
Deadline: October 31

Term: Early September to June 1.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Register Online for the 2014 Annual Institute

Registration forms will be in the mail soon, but you can register online for the 51st Annual Institute right now! You may also remit payment online via PayPal, or if you prefer, you can still mail a check. Please visit the Institute page on the CAES website for more information. We look forward to seeing you in Albany in October.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Latin Teacher Vacancy at John Brown High School, Flushing Queens

John Brown High School is seeking a New York State Certified teacher in Latin Grades 7-12. The teacher would join a small learning community delivering service to screened students in a S.T.E.M. Program at John Bowne High School. For further information please contact Marc Einsohn, Assistant Principal of Foreign Language at meinsoh@schools.nyc.gov or Felicia Bifulco, Assistant Principal of S.T.E.M. at fbifulco@schools.nyc.gov.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Registration for the 2014 Institute Will Be Available Soon!

It might still be summer, but that's the perfect time to register for the Annual Institute. The online registration system will be available soon. You will be able to register and submit payment through the website, and have everything taken care of long before you have to start thinking about the new school year. In the meantime, please check out our Institute page for information on the program, as well as hotel accommodations.

We look forward to seeing you in Albany this October. 

Homer's Odyssey via LEGOs

Whether you or your students are fans of the Odyssey, or LEGOs, this is an impressive feat! Check out what a group of Lego master builders did when they decided to depict many of the events in Homer's Odyssey:


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Come Celebrate 50 Years of CAES at the 2014 Annual Institute

Salvete, socii!

Eugepae! Fifty years of CAES — a salute to June Stillwell, our first President, and the myriad of distinguished others who originally gathered as CAES.  It was 1964 and I was just beginning my “career” in Latin as an eighth grade student in Miss Perry’s classroom in Rome, New York (imagine that, a Latin teacher from Rome!).  I eventually made my way into the classrooms of other legendary classicists, like Mary Goggin, Lois Williams,  Hans Pohlsander, Richard Gascoyne, each one an inspiration for my own legendary classroom.

Fifty years have passed and the rationale for CAES is stronger and more relevant.  Without the expertise and perseverance of  CAES members, navigating APPR, SLOs, LATs, and Common Core Curriculum would have been less productive and even more meaningless. I have never known a professional group that supports its own in a more profound way. And the future of CAES is apparent. It is exciting to observe the new crop of teachers who utilize all sorts of digital material to truly connect with their millennial students. They are the members who will carry CAES the next fifty years.

I encourage you to join us as we celebrate fifty years. You will find all the information you need on the CAES website and you can subscribe for an automatic alert when information is updated.  The  2014 Annual Institute, Perge Modo, will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Albany/SUNY Area, on Washington Avenue in Albany, October 24–26. We invite anyone interested in speaking at the conference to submit a proposal via the website. The Institute offers a variety of presentations for enrichment and personal interest as well as workshops on trending teaching methods.  This year a narrated motor coach tour of  Albany’s classical architecture is also included.

We look forward to seeing you in October!  Sincerely —

         Ellyn Bibik, Vice President


Saturday, May 17, 2014

My Latin Heritage: David Pellegrino

When I was a ninth grader at Marcus Whitman High School in rural Rushville, New York, I was taking Spanish I with Mrs. Evelyn Dunn. I loved every minute of it. However, I had my homeroom in the Latin room of my school with Mrs. Wyman. Under my desk, there was a Using Latin I book which I read from cover to cover with the help of Mrs. Wyman. I was hooked on Latin immediately! Mrs. Wyman retired and Mrs. Dunn took over as the Latin teacher. Inspired by my teachers, I took both languages throughout my high school and college years. It was fate that I had homeroom where I did because I believe that I was meant to be a Latin teacher.

~David Pellegrino, Latin Teacher, Pittsford Central School District

Monday, May 5, 2014

Survey of Secondary Latin/Greek Programs Offering Courses for College Credit

Are you a secondary school Latin or Ancient Greek teacher offering courses at your school for college credit? If so, please contact Ronnie Ancona rancona@hunter.cuny.edu who is gathering a list of such arrangements to share with others. Please include your name, the name and location of your school, and the cooperating college/university. Thanks for your help.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Join us in Albany, October 24-26, 2014, for the 51st Annual Institute

CAES is now enjoying its 50th year, and planning for the 2014 Annual Institute is under way! The 51st Annual Institute will be held in Albany at the Hilton Garden Inn (across the street from the SUNY Albany campus), 10/24-10/26/2014. We need your help and feedback to make this Institute successful. Please consider the many ways that you could help: presenting a workshop; getting a group of teachers from your region to attend the conference with you; honoring a retiree or colleague with an article for the website; donating items to our raffle and emporium (proceeds go to our scholarship fund); making a monetary donationnominating a supporter of Latin for an award; referring a colleague to one of the CAES scholarships; et al.

Please share this information with your colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in Albany this October!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Latin Teacher Position: The Brooklyn Latin School

The Brooklyn Latin School is accepting applications for for a Latin teaching position.


Subject to sufficient budget, positions in the school may include, but not be limited to: 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 challenging 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.

Friday, March 7, 2014

NYU Center for Ancient Studies - Upcoming Events

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies is sponsoring two lectures this month: The Sophistic Practice (3/21) and The Gods of Olympus: Travel and Transformation (3/27). Information about each of these free lectures can be found below.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

APA’s New Pre-collegiate Membership

Are you a teacher in grades K-12 who wants to keep up with scholarly discussion of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome? The American Philological Association has always welcomed pre-collegiate teachers as regular members and will continue to do so, but they have created a new membership category for teachers who are interested in exploring the world of classics and supporting their efforts to distribute and advance knowledge of the ancient world but who do not need to use the APA placement service or make presentations at the APA's annual meeting.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Latin Opening - Young Women's College Prep - Rochester, NY

Young Women's College Prep is a charter school in Rochester, NY. All students are required to take Latin in 7th and 8th grade. We are currently seeking a Latin teacher for students who choose to continue Latin into the 9th grade and eventually through the AP level. We are seeking Latin teachers who value fluency and active engagement with the language. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Dual certification is a plus. New York State Teaching Certification in Adolescent Latin Education required. Competitive salary and benefits with full-time, certified positions starting at $40,000. Send cover letter, resume, and copy of certification to . Please feel free to contact either our principal, Dr. Jennifer Gkourlias (HR@youngwomenscollegeprep.org) or the current middle school Latin teacher, Shelly Rosenberg (srosenberg@youngwomenscollegeprep.org) with any questions.

Starting Date: August 1, 2014
Phone: 585-254-0320
Website: http://www.youngwomenscollegeprep.org/Employment.php

Monday, February 3, 2014

Renew Your Membership Today!

Postcard reminders were recently sent out to our members. If you received a postcard, on the mailing label you will see a date next to your name. This indicates the year through which your membership has been paid. We are currently accepting dues for 2014. If your membership is no longer current, we hope that you will renew soon. Please consider the long term savings a three-year, or even a lifetime membership, could provide. Visit our membership page for more information:

The postcards also remind you to save the date: the 51st Annual Institute will be held in Albany on October 24-26, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Additional information will be posted to the website as it becomes available.

Please consider signing up to "Follow CAES by E-mail". You will receive e-mail updates whenever new information is posted to the site. It is the quickest, easiest way to stay informed and to support CAES and its mission. To sign up, enter your e-mail address in the box on the left side of this page and click "submit".

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Classical Association of the Empire State!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Opportunities for High School & College Students via Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute

LatinSummer: Rome – An unforgettable summer enrichment program for middle-schoolers and their parents, on-site in Rome! Participants will learn Latin and take part in engaging activities, all the while visiting the monumental sites of Rome! Target audience is students without significant experience with Latin. Additional LatinSummer programs will be held stateside this summer: in Birmingham, Boston, and Northern Virginia. Visit www.ascaniusyci.org for more information and to register.

Classical Promise Scholarships – High school or college Latin students can apply for funding, materials, and mentorship to support them in bringing a Latin and Classical Studies program to elementary and middle school children in their own hometown! A particularly great opportunity not only for individual students, but also for Latin Clubs or Eta Sigma Phi chapters! Visit www.ascaniusyci.org for more information, an application, and details on previous recipients and programs.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Rose-Marie Lewent Conference - Animals in Antiquity

NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is organizing the upcoming Rose-Marie Lewent Conference for February 13-14, 2014. The conference is entitled, “Animals in Antiquity.” The event is co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, the Animal Studies Initiative and the Department of Classics, and is free and open to the public.
The conference will examine the role of animals in ancient culture, literature, and art; the full program may be viewed here:


Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 McGill Summer Institute in Classical Studies

Now in its third year, the Institute offers students at all levels a unique opportunity to develop their understanding of the ancient world. Located within the heart of Montreal, Canada, the Institute is ideal for those students who are seeking to spend a summer studying in a culturally dynamic and bilingual city. The Institute is also suited for those considering a degree at McGill or those wishing to gain experience in a collegiate setting as preparation for university. An intensive introductory course in Latin is complemented by classes on classical mythology and ancient civilization, with an aim of fostering the understanding of ancient Mediterranean history and culture. McGill University stands at the foot of Mount Royal in downtown Montreal, and is in close proximity to Ottawa and Quebec City. As such, the Institute integrates many of the cultural offerings from these vibrant cities into its program.

Summer courses for June and July 2014:

CLAS 203 Greek Mythology
CLAS 206 Classics and Modern Media
CLAS 210 Introductory Latin

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ascanius at Hunter College - Workshop for ES/MS Teachers

the Latin language - Latin vocabulary - word roots - ancient Roman culture - Greek & Roman mythology - techniques for incorporating these topics into your classroom

February 21, 2014 / 9:30 am – 4:30 pm / New York City

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Latin Teacher Positions - Maspeth High School (Queens)

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

POSITION: Latin Teacher (2 positions). 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.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 Fishman Prize Now Accepting Applications and Nominations

Celebrate superlative teaching!  The Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice offers $25,000, a seat at a six-week summer residency, and national recognition for up to five public school teachers working with students from high-poverty communities.  Apply or nominate a friend today at www.tntp.org/fishmanprize.