Classical Assn of the Middle West and South

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS). Promoting the study of Greek, Latin,

CAMWS was founded at the University of Chicago in 1905 and incorporated in the State of Missouri on July 13, 1948. Its members (c. 1500) are primarily college and university professors, K-12 teachers, and graduate students whose specialty is Classics: Classical languages (Greek and Latin) and the world of ancient Greece and Rome. An educational, not-for-profit organization, CAMWS is exempt from fe

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Hear Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Performed in Classical Latin 03/07/2024

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Hear Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Performed in Classical Latin By the early nineteen-nineties, at least in the United States, Latin instruction in schools wasn't what it had once been. Students everywhere had long been showing impatience and irreverence about their having to study that 'dead language,' of course.


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In response to legislation being considered in Indiana and potentially other states, the Executive Committee has issued the following statement:

The CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MIDDLE WEST AND SOUTH (CAMWS) vehemently opposes the advancement of the Senate Bill 202 in the state of Indiana which imposes new tenure limitations at the state’s public colleges and universities and redefines diversity. As a professional organization that represents 32 U.S. states, including the state of Indiana, and 3 Canadian provinces, dedicated to “promoting the knowledge and appreciation of classical antiquity through support of pedagogy, original research and public outreach,” we firmly believe that this legislation poses significant threats to academic freedom. The proposed bill, which seeks to limit tenure by establishing arbitrary reviews, effectively undermines the independence of academic institutions, seeks to block the free flow of ideas, and targets equity and inclusion for marginalized groups. Tenure plays a crucial role in fostering an environment in which faculty can engage in critical inquiry, pursue groundbreaking research, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge without fear of reprisal or censorship. We are alarmed at the bill’s provision aimed at establishing such subjective criteria as the faculty’s ability to foster “free expression and intellectual diversity.” Lacking clarity and objectivity, such language opens the door to potential discrimination in the faculty review processes. In the academic context, we evaluate faculty only by measurable and quantifiable benchmarks. Vague “abilities” to promote “free expression and intellectual diversity” are not among any measurable criteria. The proposed legislation furthermore intends to silence discussions on systemic racism, equity, and inclusion on college campuses. It seeks to cover over historical injustices. We condemn all partisan agendas and ideological biases that would seek to interfere in faculty’s ability to teach and do research. We find that the bill’s aims are in direct conflict with our organization’s objectives of “defending the fair and professional treatment of all members of the profession.” This bill will force many to seek employment opportunities elsewhere and will have grave consequences for higher education in the state of Indiana and the United States. As an association that includes faculty and students in the state of Indiana, we oppose this bill in the strongest possible terms.

Latin Camp 02/23/2024

Please visit for full details and simple online application. 2024 dates are Monday 22nd July to Saturday 3rd August, once again at Harrogate Ladies’ College.

Our website has full details on all our different courses suitable for school students and how we feel each age group will benefit. The usual minimum age is post-Y10 but we will consider post-Y9 students if they have studied Latin for at least three years or wish to join the beginners’ group. We also have various courses for people going into teaching, or existing teachers who find themselves having to teach Latin for the first time or who just need to brush up because it is not their primary degree subject. (Funding is often available via CA or CfA to support teachers joining us.)

Latin Camp “Latin Camp has been a fantastic experience for me. For the first time in my life I am with people who love Latin as much as I do and I have made friends for life who I can talk to about Classics. The tutors have been wonderful and my Latin has improved greatly, from the lessons and also the excel...

Penelope on Washington, DC: Get Tickets Now! | Theatermania - 02/15/2024

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Subject/title: Application deadline March 5: NEH K-12 Summer Institute at Monmouth College (IL): The Olympics and Daily Life in Ancient Olympia: A Hands-On History

K-12 educators across disciplines, at all levels of experience (including early career), and from across the nation are invited to apply, BY MARCH 5 AT MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME, for a National Endowment for a Humanities Summer Institute from July 8-19, 2024, at Monmouth College (IL). The seminar will focus on the ancient Olympics and the daily life surrounding that quadrennial event. Participants will not just read primary and secondary sources (in English) on those topics, but learn, physically, how to carry out and teach Olympic athletic events and a range of daily ancient technologies like weaving, the construction of paper and ink, and the composition of concrete. The NEH provides stipends of $2200 for chosen participants to help defray their costs. Please see the institute’s web site for more details.

The directors of the institute, Bob Holschuh Simmons of Monmouth College ([email protected]) and Nathalie Roy of Glasgow Middle School in Baton Rouge, LA ([email protected]), encourage applications from K-12 teachers of any subject that could incorporate hands-on Classics into its curricula. Teachers of Latin, social studies, physical education, a range of sciences, and English are just a few of those whom we would encourage to apply.

Please apply! And please pass on the word to other colleagues of yours, across disciplines.

Scholarships 01/16/2024

Don't forget the Breuker Award and the Benario at too!

Crossposted: There is still time to register -- and submit scholarship apps -- to come to Italy with Gregory Stringer and me to generate Latin classroom texts and lessons based on SLA theories while onsite in Italy. We'd love to have you! Registration will close at the start of May. Feel free to message me with questions!

ACL Scholarship:
Ascanius Grant for Professional Development
at the Elementary and Middle School Level:
�Eta Sigma Phi Scholarship (eligible to both undergrads & members who have received their BA in the past 8 years):
Vergilian Society:

Scholarships ACL wants to help our members enhance their teaching by encouraging them to travel, take courses, attend professional meetings, and engage in professional development that is concerned with Latin, Greek and the ancient world where these languages prevailed.


Sharon Lynn James
January 2, 1960 – December 28, 2023

In Memoriam

The Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill announces with the utmost sadness that our colleague Sharon James died Thursday, December 28. She passed away peacefully at home with her husband Corry Arnold and their dogs. Sharon was in her 25th year of teaching at Carolina, and had a major impact on so many lives as a prolific and influential scholar of Latin poetry and the study of women in antiquity; as an award-winning teacher at all levels; as a mentor to graduate students, undergraduates, and colleagues near and far; and through her unique and extensive service to the Department and to the field of Classics. Sharon’s commitment to teaching was very simply an outgrowth of an on-going conversation on ancient literature and society, one that she devoted herself to daily with her colleagues, graduate students, and undergraduates, both in the classroom and in daily encounters—a reflection of her love of the material, her commitment to the field and discipline, and her excellence as a scholar. She demanded of her students what she demanded of her colleagues and indeed of herself: excellence in scholarship and an unending effort to understand the text, the past, and the present.

The hole she leaves in our lives cannot be measured. Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus / tam cari capitis?

Honoring Sharon’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Colleagues, friends, and family are strongly discouraged from sending flowers or similar gifts. If people feel compelled to make an offering, Corry has indicated that Sharon preferred that donations be made to the Animal Protection Society of Durham or an analogous organization protecting or sheltering pets.

[see also:] In Memory of Sharon James (by her students, T. H. M. Gellar-Goad (Ph.D. ’12), Christopher B. Polt (Ph.D. ’10), and Serena S. Witzke (Ph.D. ’14).

Project MUSE - American Book Review 12/14/2023

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the fourth lecture as part of the lecture series celebrating the 75th anniversary of FIEC (full program with links and abstracts at Please find below the information and link for the online lecture, as well as a short bio of Prof. David Konstan (see attached document).

Prof. David Konstan (New York University)

Anger, Revenge, and Community: The Importance of Respect

Thursday 7 December 2023 – 8pm (New York time)


Over the past twenty years or so, the study of emotions in classical Greece and Rome has become a major field of research. New methods have been applied, and there has been considerable interplay between historical approaches and new developments in the cognitive sciences. In my talk, I will survey some of the major tendencies in the study of emotions, with particular emphasis on anger, and also indicate some possible avenues for future research.

Aristotle defines anger, the emotion to which he devotes most attention, as a desire for revenge. According to Aristotle, anger results from a slight, and revenge aims at restoring one’s status, that is, one’s honor or dignity, above all in the eyes of the community. Modern studies of revenge also point to the importance of social regard, rather than a desire simply to punish the offender. I will survey several cases of revenge in Greek literature and selected modern treatments, by way of demonstrating the aptness of Aristotle’s account and the new paths it suggests for further investigation.

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Department of Classics | University of Toronto 12/06/2023

Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Classics

Date Posted: 12/01/2023

Closing Date: 01/31/2024, 11:59PM ET

Req ID: 34513

Job Category: Faculty - Contractually Limited Term Appointment

Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga Department:

UTM: Historical Studies

Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) Description:
Posting link:

The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Classics. The appointment will begin on July 01, 2024 and end on June 30, 2027.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Classics or related field by the date of appointment. We seek a candidate whose research complements that represented at the University of Toronto; candidate’s research must focus on an area of Greek or Roman history. As the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Ancient Greek and/or Latin, they must also demonstrate strong training in one of these languages.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by the quality of representative writing samples submitted with the application or publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at conferences, the submitted research statement, and strong endorsements by referees.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching experience, strong letters of reference, and a teaching dossier submitted as part of the application to include a teaching statement containing a description of pedagogic strategies, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

While this position includes no formal graduate appointment or graduate teaching duties, the successful candidate will also be part of the community of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Classics. Further information about the department is available at and

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates must submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact Department of Historical Studies Chair at [email protected].

The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s largest university, which is home to one of North America’s largest group of Classicists. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse, and “livable” places in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must be submitted online by January 31, 2024, and include 1) a cover letter, 2) a current CV, 3) one article- length sample of academic writing, 4) a statement of research interests, 5) a statement of contribution to equity and diversity (see above), 6) copies of academic transcripts and 7) a teaching dossier to include the items listed above.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Department of Historical Studies Chair at [email protected].

All application materials, including recent reference letters must be received by January 31, 2024.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

Department of Classics | University of Toronto The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto offers research and teaching in all aspects of the Greek and Roman world — including literature, history, philosophy, art, archaeology, and religion from prehistory to the medieval period.

ROMAN VILLA EXCAVATION | archaeotek 12/04/2023

2024 Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation Field School project, in Transylvania (Romania). The Field School is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students

The Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation offers a very extensive approach to the anthropology and archaeology of the Roman frontier environments, respectively the northern Dacian Provinces (i.e. modern historical Transylvania, Romania), through field work, laboratory analysis and lectures. The integrated outcomes of our various approaches have already yielded extraordinary results: a palatial size villa with a rural built space of ca. one hectare, surrounded by massive fortification walls decorated with exterior and interior frescoes, richly built two-story buildings containing exceptional artifacts (well preserved bronze statues, jewelry, mint condition coins, writing implements, etc.). Our 2024 target excavation, the “central building” of the villa, has already presented us with a very complex and surprising occupation sequence and living practices. Local Roman Provincial realities, born out of economic, cultural, social and political creolization, constant and dynamic negotiation of power, and shifting populations, have outlived the ideological centers that have claimed historical ownership of these regions.

Furthermore, participants can significantly expand their skill set, combining the Roman Villa Excavation with our Medieval Cemetery Funerary Excavation, for a total of 8 weeks in the field.

Program details:

Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation Field School (4 weeks, excavation) - Session Dates: June 9 - July 6, 2024; July 7 - August 3, 2024.

Project: Life by the Imperial Roads: Identity and Wealth on the Roman Frontier

Location: Roman Villa Excavation: Rapoltu Mare, Transylvania (Hunedoara County), Romania

Website: Roman Villa Excavation:

Program Directors / Instructors: Dr. Andre Gonciar and Dr. William Henry

Contact: Dr. Andre Gonciar at [email protected]

Best regards,

Dr. Andre Gonciar
Director – ArchaeoTek / BioArch Canada

ROMAN VILLA EXCAVATION | archaeotek           The Roman conquest of Dacia, the last Imperial expansion in Europe, began in 87AD with the relatively disastrous campaigns led by Domitian and ended with Trajan’s Dacian Wars of 101/2 and 106AD. The plethora of wealth and resources the Roman Empire harnessed in Dacia (especially in ...



The PhD Program in Classics at Johns Hopkins is currently accepting applications for Fall 2024 admission.

Founded in 1876 as the first research university in the United States, Johns Hopkins has trained generations of scholars of classical antiquity and its reception. The Department of Classics is located on the beautiful Homewood Campus in the vibrant city of Baltimore, Maryland, a brief train ride from Washington, DC, where the university also has a presence near the National Mall.


Faculty in Classics and related fields offer expertise across the languages, literatures, culture, history, philosophy, art, and archaeology of the ancient world. Classics faculty have particular expertise in the ancient scientific imagination, Neo-Latin, reception studies, q***r theory and the history of sexuality, race and ethnicity in antiquity, Roman imperial history and culture, Bronze Age art and archaeology, and Greek and Latin literature across a variety of periods and genres. Our graduate program offers opportunities for rigorous work in classical philology and other core fields while allowing considerable flexibility to accommodate individual interests. Our diverse and engaged community of students is involved in all aspects of the department’s activities, including several ongoing projects of collaborative research, such as "Cosmic Visions," a collaboration between humanists and the university's Space Telescope Science Institute.


The department has close ties with several local and regional institutions whose missions include the study of the ancient world, including the Walters Art Museum, with its world-class collection of antiquities and manuscripts, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, whose holdings include much classical and ancient Mediterranean material. Internationally, we are members of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and of the American Academy in Rome.


While our strongest applicants generally have studied Greek and Latin to the intermediate or advanced level at their undergraduate or post-baccalaureate institutions, we will consider applications from students who have not had this opportunity but who can offer other evidence of truly exceptional talent and promise. All PhD candidates must achieve research-level competence in both languages prior to the conferral of the degree.


Generous packages of financial support are available for qualified applicants. In addition to remission of tuition/fees, the five-year funding package includes a stipend currently anticipated to be $35,880 per year. Applications from international students are welcome and are considered for the same support.


The deadline for application for Fall 2024 admission is December 15, 2023. Detailed information and application procedures can be found at Questions and informal inquiries can be directed to Prof. Shane Butler, Director of Graduate Studies, [email protected].

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