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Winter 2018

Registration required!  CAV Teacher's Workshop

We are pleased to announce a free workshop for teachers at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The facilitator will present ideas for using the museum's works to teach classical mythology.  The workshop is aimed at middle and high school teachers but Greek and Latin teachers from all levels (including post-secondary), as well as non-members of the CAV and future teachers are welcome!  The museum opens at 10 a.m.; the group will meet in the Historic Parlor of Pauley Center, which will be open starting at 9 am for early arrivals.

The workshop costs $10 (cash or check made payable to Classical Association of Virginia); college students may attend for free.  To register, send an e-mail with the title "Registration for CAV Workshop" to by Tuesday, March 5, 2019; please include the following details:  your name; school or college; whether you are a college student who plans to teach; e-mail address.  Directions and information about the museum may be found here.

Randolph-Macon Saturday Seminar

We hope you consider attending this year's Saturday Seminar for Latin Teachers at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Four exciting presenters are scheduled to give talks on topics that you can use in class the next week!  The cost is $20; visit this link for the full program and registration information.  

Save the Date!  Latin Teaching Methods Course

Please plan to attend this summer's Latin Teaching Methods course.  It will be taught by Patty Lister on the beautiful campus of the University of Virginia, from July 15 - 26, 2019, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm.  View this flier for more information and to register.

Awards and Recognition Information Available

Please consider nominating someone you know for one of our teaching awards this year.  It is nice to be recognized for all of the things we do both in the classroom and in the community.  You may find out which awards are offered, their applications and deadlines, and a list of past recipients on the Awards and Recognition page.

President's Message

Salvete, amici et amicae,

              The days are shorter and the nights longer, so it is time to gather around the hearth each night and recite the legends of old. I know that I was heartened last year when, in the midst of the film The Darkest Hour, not only did Winston Churchill start reciting from Macaulay’s Lays of Ancient Rome, but another character finished the quote. “To every man upon this earth / Death cometh soon or late. / And how can man die better / Than facing fearful odds, … For the ashes of his fathers, / And the temples of his Gods.”


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, Charlaine D. Lunsford.  Please send any additions, corrections or announcements to  Make sure "CAV" is in the subject.

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:




All members of CAV are invited to join our new group on Facebook for updates on information, pictures, dialogue with other members, and more!

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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