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Spring 2014

Spring Meeting at The College of William & Mary

Please plan to attend the spring meeting of the CAV on the beautiful campus of William and Mary on Saturday, May 3rd.  Dr. Georgia Irby and Dr. Trudy Becker will be our speakers for the day.  We will also announce scholarship and award recipients and the results of other tournaments and contests.  Visit the Next Meeting tab for more details!

Deadlines Approaching!

Please be aware of the following deadlines:

  • Wayne Wray Student Scholarship - March 15th
More information can be found on the Awards and Recognition page.

Requiescant in Pace.

It  is with great sadness that we announce the passing of two important classicists.

  • Dr. Lewis Leadbeater,  Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the College of William and Mary from 1965-2001 and past member of the Classical Association of Virginia, passed away on January 21, 2014. Funeral services will be private. His obituary in the Daily Press is found here.
  • John Donohue, AKA "Marcus Favonius" from Forum Romanum.  A member of the Classical Association of Virginia and a writer for the National Latin Exam, Mr. Donohue passed away on January 27, 2014.  He taught at Paul VI Catholic High School, W. T. Woodson High and Hampton Roads Academy.  A link to his obituary can be found here.

FLAVA Proposals Requested

Please consider presenting at the Foreign Language Association of Virginia Conference, Sept. 25-27, 2014, at the Williamsburg Doubletree Hotel in Kingsmill.  There are various formats: 150 minute in-depth workshops on Thursday, 90-minute short workshops on Saturday afternoon, and 45-minute individual, group or panel discussions on Friday and Saturday mornings.  They would like to have presentations on  active/engaging/ innovative instructional strategies and also things related to technology, assessment, and supporting beginning teachers, but the category of “supporting student learning” covers a wide area.  See for more information. The proposal deadline is April 18, 2014. Please send a quick email to Margaret Hicks  ( if you do plan to apply so she can be better able to plan for a full program of Latin sessions.  COLLEGE PEOPLE are needed, too.

New Website Editor

The CAV website has a new editor:  Charlaine Lunsford.  Please send any additions, corrections or announcements to  Make sure "CAV" is in the subject heading.

President's Message
  Amici Amicaeque,

       How nice it is to be thinking about a Saturday in May!  By then, we will be past all of this wintry weather and looking forward to summer.  Joined by our comrades who understand our mixture of fatigue, frustra  tion, pride, and passion, we will celebrate our students, our colleagues, and our love for all things classical.  In addition to these experiences, top-notch speakers and the opportunity to purchase classically related   treasures through a silent auction will make the day special.    Read more

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

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