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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 15, 12pmProfessor Ted Champlin of Princeton University will be speaking about the Roman emperor Tiberius at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. The lecture will be accompanied by a visit to Fordham's Antiquities Museum. For more details, please contact:

NYCC Spring Lecture:
Professor David Levene of NYU will be giving our annual spring lecture, this year on "Solving Roman History with Simple Mathematics: The Mysterious Case of the First Punic War." Professor Levene's lecture will take place on Thursday, May 1, 5pm at the Hewitt School on Manhattan's Upper East Side (45 E. 75th St.). This lecture will also be the occasion for our annual awards ceremony: all are invited to attend! For further information contact Matthew McGowan (

Iter Zoologicum:
Wednesday, May 14, 3-5pm, The Bronx Zoo. Free Latin tour of zoo: leones, tigres, et ursi, papae! Animal names & readings in Latin, bring the kids. Contact: Patrick Burns (

A classicist’s tour of the NY Botanical Garden, Friday, May 16, 4-6pm. 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! Meet at the Mosholu Gate across from the Metro North station at 3:45pm. For info:

College Greek and Latin Sight Translations:
Friday, April 25, 1:30-5pm. Department of Classics, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, room 503. The Greek exam will be given from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.; the Latin from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Cash Prizes! For details and information contact: Prof. David Sider (

Oral Reading Contests in Greek and Latin:
Saturday, April 12, 2:30pm, 603 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University. For details, contact: Prof. Katharina Volk of Columbia University:

High School Latin Sight Translations:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 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—contact: Kathleen Durkin ( Registration is due by April 4th.

NY City Dionysia:
A classical theater contest for high school students on May 2nd, 2014, 5-7pm. This year's play: Sophocles' Antigone. Place: Leonard Theater, Fordham Preparatory School (on the campus of Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458). Registration due Friday, April 11. For info contact: Matthew McGowan (

NYCC Annual Winter Conference

This year, the NYCC's Winter Conference will be dedicated to "Sources for Classical Myth: Text & Context." It will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014, 11am-6pm at NYU's Jurow Hall, Silver Center.

Milette Gaifman, Yale University: "What to make of Herakles at the altar on a white-ground lekythos"
Fritz Graf, Ohio State University: "Patrioi Logoi: Inscriptions and local mythologies"
Sarah Iles Johnston, Ohio State University: "There and Back Again: The Construction of Mythic & Other Worlds"
H. Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University: "Sources for the Trojan Cycle: Lost Epics and Newly Found Vases"
R. Scott Smith, University of New Hampshire: "Bundling Myth, Bungling Myth: Ancient and Modern Handbooks of Myth"



The NYCC is happy to announce that we will once again hold a workshop on living Latin for teachers, professors, and students, co-sponsored by the NYCC and the Paideia Institute ( at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus on Presidents' Day Weekend, February, 15-16, 2014. The workshop will feature accomplished Latin speakers along with special guests Nancy Llewellyn, Terence Tunberg, Milena Minkova, and Anna Andresian for two days of seminars and lectures offering an intensive introduction to the art of speaking for use in the classroom and beyond. Professional development credit will be available for teachers and teachers-in-training.

Full Program, Cost, & Registration Info:

All inquiries can be directed to Paideia Institute's Co-Founder, Jason Pedicone:


Fall Lecture: Fulvia Lo Schiavo, "The Giganti of Ancient Sardinia." Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, McMahon Hall 

Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013, 6pm, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th St. @ Columbus Ave), McMahon Hall 109. 

Summary: Dr. Fulvia Lo Schiavo, long the Archaeological Soprintendente of Sardinia, brings an update on the spectacular recent finds of a small army of over-life size statues boxers of and warriors. These Giganti, or Giants, date from the time of the civilization of the Sardinian nuraghi of the Late Bronze Age, and are related to the bronze statuettes beloved of museums and collectors.


Fall Trip to New Haven, CT

A Tour of Ancient Art at Yale University, which includes tours of the Yale University Art Gallery & the Beinecke Library, on Saturday, October 5, 2013, 9am-6pm. . Here is the program:

11am: Tour of antiquities collection in the Yale University Art Gallery with lectures by: Dr. William Metcalf, Ben Lee Damsky Curator of Coins and Medals, on the coin collection; Dr. Lisa Brody, Associate Curator of Ancient Art, on Dura Europos and the antiquities collection.

1:30pm: Buffet Lunch at The Mory's Association ($20 separate from tour fee)

3pm: Tour of Beinecke Library with a lecture on "Manuscripts, Papyri and Early Printed Books" by Dr. Raymond Clemens, Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts.

4:30pm: Departure and return to NYC (E. 86th St.)

The price is $10 for students and NYCC members, $20 for non-members (lunch not included). Please ride along with us or join us there, but RSVP is required.

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!

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

Saturday, January 26, 2013, 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, 2012, 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: Students especially welcome! Check out the Morgan website for more info about the museum:

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 Panel Discussion

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 2006 (

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.

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 11am-5pm, NYU Jurow Hall, Silver Center
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. Carol 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."

Saturday, 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:

Friday, 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!



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Saturday, Nov. 15, 12pm. Professor Ted Champlin (Princeton University) will speak about the Roman emperor Tiberius at Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx.

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