NY City Dionysia: High School
Classical Theater Contest
This year's play for the NY City Dionysia, our classical theater contest for high school students, is Euripides' Bacchae. Adapt Euripides' classical text of divine revelation and revenge to a 15-20 minute performance. Indulge your creative genius! Aim to entertain and to instruct! Date: April 19, 2013, 5-7pm. Place: Leonard Theater, Fordham
Preparatory School (on Fordham
University campus, Bronx, NY 10458). This year's performance includes a special treat: scenes from Plautus' Mostellaria in a new translation with lyrics, The Ghoul Next Door, by Prof. John Starks, Binghamton University SUNY, and original music by Santino DeAngelo. Registration due Friday, March 22, 2013. For info and registration, contact:
Matthew McGowan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oral Reading Contests in Greek and
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2:30pm, 603 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University. For details and information, all entrants must email Prof. Katharina Volk of Columbia University: email@example.com.
College Greek and Latin Sight
Friday, April 26, 2013, 1:30-5pm, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, Room 503. The Greek exam will be given from 1:30-3; the Latin from 3:15-4:45. Cash prizes! For details and information contact:
Prof. David Sider at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Spring Lecture:
Prof. Brooke Holmes, Princeton University. Topic: "The Fine Line of Tragic Madness." Friday, May 10, 2013, 5-7pm, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, McMahon Hall Lounge (Rm 109), 60th St./Columbus Ave. This lecture will also be the occasion for our annual awards ceremony: all are invited to attend!
A classicist's tour of the NY Botanical Garden. This annual event includes an overview of the history of botany from Theophrastus to Linnaeus, readings from Cicero, Vergil, and Pliny, discussion with contemporary botanists, and a visit to the NYBG's rare book room. Free & family-friendly! Friday, May 17, 2013 4-6pm, Conservatory Gate. For information, contact Matthew McGowan at: email@example.com.
LIVING LATIN WORKSHOP IN NYC
February 16-17, 2013, 9AM-5PM
The NY Classical Club and the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study are pleased to collaborate on a two-day workshop on Spoken Latin for teachers and students of Latin in the New York City area. Participants will have the chance to hear from expert Latin speakers -- including Terence Tunberg, Milena Minkova, Nancy Llewellyn and Anna Andresian -- and to attend lectures in English on the use of spoken Latin in the classroom and beyond.
Professional Development Credit: The New York Classical Club will offer certification for 15 HOURS of professional development credit for high school teachers who participate in Living Latin in New York City. For more information on professional development credit, please contact Prof. Matthew McGowan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration: To register for Living Latin in New York City, please download the registration form, fill it out, and return to Paideia Institute's Co-Founder Jason Pedicone at email@example.com. Space is limited. Registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
Payment: Payment must be made in advance by credit card, Paypal or personal check.To pay by credit card or Paypal account, please click on the Paypal button on this link. Checks should be made out to the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study and sent to:
The Paideia Institute
16 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ 08544
School Latin Sight Translations:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 4-6pm, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus (60th St./Columbus Ave.). For details and
information on the five levels of
exams—Caesar, Cicero, Ovid, Horace,
Vergil—and to register, visit https://sites.google.com/site/nycchssight/or contact: Kathleen Durkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, January 26, 11am-6pm, NYU Jurow Hall, Silver Center.
Annual Winter Conference, "Julius Caesar in History and in the Classroom." Join us to discuss the life and work of Julius Caesar, including a review of the new Advanced Placement curriculum. Here is the program:
Cynthia Damon, The University of Pennsylvania: "'Everlasting Ties': Caesar, Gaul, and Rome"
Luca Grillo, Amherst College: "Caesarian Questions"
James Hunt, Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Syracuse, NY: "Caesar and the new AP Exam in Latin"
Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Union College: "Caesar and the State Religion"
Kurt Raaflaub, Brown University: "Caesar the General and Statesman: A Literary Self-Portrait of a Perfect Roman"
Friday, October 26, 4-6pm, Morgan Library & Museum
Free Tour and Lecture on the History of the Book. Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, William Voelkle, will offer a brief tour of the Morgan's fabulous collection of manuscripts and then invite members and guests to a private lecture on the history of the book, replete with a hands-on review of writing, illuminating, lettering and bookbinding texts on papyrus and parchment. This event is only open to NYCC members and their students. Space is limited, so please send RSVP to: email@example.com. Students especially welcome! Check out the Morgan website for more info about the museum: www.themorgan.org.
Friday, May 4, 2012, 5-7pm, Fordham
University, Lincoln Center (60th St. /
Columbus Ave.), McMahon Hall 109
Teaching Latin in NYC's Public Schools: A
Dr. Ron Janoff, Curriculum Director for
Latin, Believe High Schools Network
Kathleen Durkin, Latin Teacher, Maspeth
HS, Queens, "The Classical HS of NYC,"
opened in 2011
Jason Griffiths, Headmaster, The Brooklyn
Latin School, opened in 2006
Lester Long, Executive Director, The South
Bronx Classical Charter School, opened in
Dr. Janoff will open the proceedings and
moderate the discussion, during which the
panelists will be asked to share their
experiences and shed some light on the
teaching of Latin and on the place of
classical learning in their schools. The
audience will also be asked to join in the
discussion, and it is our hope that we can
raise awareness and start a broader
conversation about the notable return of
the Latin language to the core of the
curriculum in some newly founded public
schools in NYC.
Friday, May 11, 2012, 4-6pm
A classicist’s tour of the NY
Botanical Garden. This spring’s visit
includes an overview of the history of
botany from Theophrastus to Linnaeus,
readings from Cicero, Vergil, and Pliny,
discussion with contemporary botanists,
and a visit to the NYBG’s rare book room.
This FREE and student / family-friendly
event begins at the Conservatory Gate at
4pm. Space is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For directions to the NYBG see: www.nybg.org
Wednesday, May 4, 2012, 3-5pm, The Bronx Zoo
A free tour of the Bronx zoo: leones,
tigres, et ursi, papae! Animal names
& readings in Latin, bring the kids.
Tour guide and dux itineris to be
Jaso Pedicone of Princeton University.
Contact: Patrick Burns (email@example.com)
January 28, 2012, 11am-5pm, NYU Jurow Hall,
Annual Winter Conference:
"Herculaneum: The Ancient City in
Perspective" jointly sponsored by the
American Friends of Herculaneum, the NYU
Classics department, and the Center for
Ancient Studies. Speakers: David Sider
on "Literature and Culture in
Herculaneum"; Dr. Dirk
Obbink on "Scribes
and Scholars on the Bay of Naples"; Dr.
C. Mattusch on "Appearances
Can Be Deceiving: The Presentation of
Bronzes from Herculaneum and Pompeii";
Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis on "The
Gardens of Herculaneum and its environs:
Recent studies in Campanian gardens";
and Dr. Kenneth Lapatin on "Recreating
the Villa of the Papyri in Malibu."
December 10, 2011, 11:30am, The Cloisters
A full tour with Dr. Nina Rowe,
Professor of Art History / Medieval
Studies, Fordham University. For
information on the Cloisters and its
extensive collection of medieval art and
architecture, click here:
October 28, 2011, 2:45-4pm and 4:30-5:30pm
From 2:45-4pm a guided tour of the
exhibit, "Drachmas, Doubloons, &
Dollars," at the Federal Reserve Bank of
NY (33 Liberty St.), which will be
followed by a visit to the American
Numismatic Society's collection (75
Varick St., 11th Fl.) from 4:30-5:30
with Dr. Peter van Alfen, the Margaret
Thompson Associate Curator of Greek
coins. Members are welcome to join us
for one or both of the exhibits!