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In Memoriam:  Diane Hatch

The Classical Association of Virginia regrets to announce that one of its Life Members, Dr. Diane Hatch, Professor Emerita of Classics at the University of Mary Washington, passed away on Sat. Oct. 13, 2018, at the age of  76.  Prof. Hatch began teaching Latin and Classics at Mary Washington College in 1966 and retired in 2000.  She received her B.A. in Latin from Sweet Briar College and her M.A. and Ph.D from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  She co-edited with Dr. Elizabeth Clark The Golden Bough, The Oaken Cross: The Virgilian Cento of Faltonia Betitia Proba.  Above all, she was dedicated to teaching and her students.  A tribute to Prof. Hatch will appear in the next CAV Newsletter.

Contest and Tournament Information Available

The topics for this year's Classical Essay Contest, Latin Essay Contest and Latin Tournament have been announced.  Please consider having your students participate in these wonderful events.  For more information, visit our Tournament and Contests page.

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,

          Members and other friends who were able to attend the associationís spring meeting at the University of Mary
Washington were a lucky group indeed. Outgoing president Mark Keith put together a glorious program, featuring
Susann Lusnia (Tulane University) on reading images of violence in Roman art, Cygnet Steer (Virginia Tech and Radford University) on the Roman calendar, and Angela Pitts (University of Mary Washington) on the sounds of war in the Iliad. I never leave a CAV meeting without ideas dancing in my head for the classroom and for my own appreciation of the ancient world, and this meeting was no exception.


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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