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Fall 2019

Summer 2019

Fall Meeting at University of Virginia

Thank you to everyone that attended our Fall meeting on the campus of University of Virginia in Charlottesville on Sat. September 28, 2019. Thank you to all our presenters, Anthony Corbeill, Thomas Rose, and Erika Zimmermann Damer. Stay tuned for more information for our Spring Meeting on May 2nd. Location to be determined.

In Memoriam:  Linda Hart Wagstaff

Linda Hart Wagstaff (1952-2019)

The Classical Association of Virginia mourns the death of life member, Linda Hart Wagstaff, who passed away on August 31, 2019.  Linda taught Latin for 45 years for Chesterfield County Public Schools and was extremely active in several professional organizations, including the Classical Association of Virginia; the Central Virginia Latin Teachers Association (CVLTA); the Virginia Junior Classical League; the Chesterfield Education Association; and Delta Kappa Gamma International, the honorary society for women educators.  Linda was widely recognized for her teaching and professional service, receiving the Angela P. Lloyd Book Award from the CAV and the Ed Phinney Book Award from the National Junior Classical League.  

You may view her obituary here.  The CAV plans to honoring her with a tribute at its upcoming fall meeting.

CAV Star Institutions

The Classical Association of Virginia would like to recognize the following institutions that have 100% faculty membership in our organization:

                        Dominion High School (Sterling)
                        Liberty High School (Bealeton)
                        Riverbend High School (Spotsylvania County)
                        Rockbridge County High School
                        University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg)
                        Waynesboro High School

Please encourage your colleagues to join and participate in the CAV!  Applications for 2019-20 Star Institutions will be available in the winter and spring newsletters.

President's Message

Salvete, amici et amicae,

              This past July marked the 50th anniversary of one of the happiest events in human history—Apollo 11 and the first walk on the moon. All summer, it seemed, newspapers, television, and the internet were filled with reflection and the hope for new advances in space. NASA has already announced its new moon program, “Artemis,” which has the goal of landing the first woman on the moon. To this classicist, it seems not only right but also about time that Artemis be re-associated with the moon!


Do you know a colleague who received an award?  Have you been honored recently?

When notified, we print a list of CAV members who have earned honors that year in the classics, such as in teaching, publication, etc. or those who have retired from teaching.  So throughout the year, please send us information concerning your honors as you receive them to the newsletter editor, Rachel Caudill,

Do you have a program, event or product that would be of interest to classics teachers in Virginia?

If you would like something posted on the CAV website, please submit it to the website editor, Stephanie Buckler.  Please send any additions, corrections or announcements to  Make sure "CAV Update" is in the subject line.

Revisions of CAV's Constitution and By-Laws

The membership of the Classical Association of Virginia approved the following revised documents at its spring meeting at the University of Richmond:




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To join, just log on to Facebook and do a search for "Classical Association of Virginia". Click "join" and one of our administrators will add you to the list!

Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit ~ Vergil's Aeneid, I.203

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