Summer Online Courses at Montclair State

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Next week the first of a series of summer terms begins at Montclair State University. There is plenty of time to register for those courses that begin in early June or even later — some do not begin until August 8th. We have fairly complete program in Classics as well as Humanities running this summer, nearly all online. Some of the standout courses

GNHU320-­-91 (19627)Special TopicsinInterdisciplinaryHuman

ities: BruceSpringsteen,TheManandtheMusic (online) GNHU320-­-92(11200)SpecialTopicsinInterdisciplinaryHumanities:Classics&Cinema (online) GNHU332-­-91 (11185) Special Topicsin Ancient History: Alexander the Great (online) GNHU283-­-91(10623)Women,SexandGenderintheAncientWorld(online) GNHU/REG209-­-91(10617)Introduction toGreekand RomanReligion (online) Some of these can be taken for graduate credit, if special arrangements are made with the instructor.

 Plus our regular offerings :  GNHU 115 (Troy and the Trojan War) (online) , GNHU 201 (General Humanities I F2F and 1 online section) , GNHU 202 (General Humanities II F2F ), GNHU 281 (Greek Civilization , online), GNHU 282 (Roman Civilization, online), GNHU 285 (Mythology, all sections online) . We also offer Latin I and II online

You can see all our Summer and Fall courses at

It is easy for non-MSU students (even high school students) to take summer courses. See the summer sessions page at

And also for visiting students

Finally, for those desiring to participate in an archaeological excavation this summer, on June 28 our fifth year of excavation at the ‘Villa of the Antontines’ at Genzano di Roma, Italy. There is still time to get on board, but you must contact Tim Renner (rennert AT For more on the Genzano program see

If you have any questions, or have problems registering for these courses, let me know. We can often help. And please pass the word to all interested people.

Jean Alvares, Chair, Classics and General Humanities (alvaresj AT

ED | Summer Latin at Tufts

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 If you’re going to be in the Boston area this summer, you may want to
know about my annual graduate course on the reception of a classical
author.  This year’s topic is Caesar — we’ll read all of Caesar’s own
works (Gallic War, Civil War, and fragments) and works by other authors
who have responded to, argued with, or written about Caesar, from Cicero
to Muret and beyond, including biographies of Caesar by Suetonius and
Petrarch.  All readings will be in Latin.

Although this is not an AP workshop, participants will gain useful
background for teaching Caesar in that context and will be introduced to
related texts that their own students might read in the previous year or
in the weeks between the exam and the end of the school year.

You will write several short papers;  there will be no final exam.

Pre-requisite is at least four semesters of college Latin, preferably
rather more.  Previous experience with Caesar — as a student, a
teacher, or a scholar — is useful, but not required.  The course is
open to teachers, graduate students, and advanced undergrads.

Tuition is $2275 for credit, $730 for auditors;  Tufts offers a discount
to full-time teachers.  To register, or for more information, see — and see for information about the

Registration is open now and continues through the first day of classes
(1 July)

Dig |Grumentum 2014: Archaeological field school organised by the University of Edinburgh

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Grumentum 2014: Archaeological field school organised by the University of Edinburgh
26th July – 16th August 2014

The field school at Grumentum is intended to introduce students to the key methodologies of excavation, which still remains one of the principal methods by which new archaeological data are acquired. Grumentum is a Lucanian-Roman site in South Italy, which in the course of the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD was equipped with all standard Roman monuments. The University of Edinburgh, under the direction of Dr. Ine Jacobs, excavates a street portico and a row of shops located to the southeast of the forum. In the past years mainly the later levels of occupation have been dug. This year’s aim is to excavate older occupation levels and draw up a phase plan of the area.

Participation in the Grumentum field school will provide students with training in the following areas: grid establishment, excavation techniques, interpretation of stratigraphy, taking levels and using a total station, documentation, plan and section drawing, artefact recovery and recording, sampling methodology, and photography. Students will also learn about post-excavation management, including the drawing and study of artefacts, under the supervision of finds specialists.

The field school is therefore intended for both undergraduate and postgraduate students wishing to acquire or strengthen vital archaeological skills. The fee of £750 includes transport from Rome airport to the modern village of Grumento Nova, full board on each field project day, transport to and from the site on each field project day as well as accommodation for the duration of the field project. Students are recommended to apply to their universities for assistance with the fees. Places are limited to 15 participants. For further information and application contact Dr. Ine Jacobs (Ine.Jacobs AT

Academy Vivarium Novum Scholarship Oppotunities

From the mailbag:

Announcement of Competition: Latin, Greek and Humanities
at the Academy Vivarium Novum in Rome – Italy
Academic year 2014-2015

The Academy Vivarium Novum is offering ten full tuition scholarships for high school students (16-18 years old) and ten full tuition scholarships for University students (18-24 years old) of any part of the world. The scholarships will cover all of the costs of room, board, teaching and didactic materials for courses to be held from October 6, 2014 until June 13, 2015 on the grounds of the Academy’s campus at Rome.

Application letters must be sent to info AT by July 1st in order to receive consideration.

The courses will be as follows:
– Latin language (fundamental and advanced)
– Greek language (fundamental and advanced)
– Latin composition
– Roman History
– Ancient Latin literature
– History of ancient Philosophy
– Renaissance and Neo-Latin literature
– Latin and Greek music and poetry
– Classics reading seminars

The goal is to achieve a perfect command of both Latin and Greek through a total immersion in the two languages in order to master without any hindrances the texts and concepts which have been handed down from the ancient times, middle ages, the Renaissance period and modern era, and to cultivate the humanities in a manner similar to the Renaissance humanists.

All the classes will be conducted in Latin, except for Greek classes which will be conducted in ancient Greek.

In the letter the prospective student should indicate the following:

1. Full name;
2. Date and location of birth;
3. What school you currently attend;
4. How long you have studied Latin and/or Greek;
5. Which authors and works you have read;
6. Other studies and primary interests outside of school.

In addition, please attach a recent photograph and a copy of your passport or your ID card.

(For more information about the Academy, you may visit the website