Maine at the 2018 JCL National Convention

The Maine delegation to the 2018 National Junior Classical League Convention numbered 21 this year:  16 high school students, 3 teachers who are local JCL sponsors and one retired teacher. The convention took place on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from July 22 – July 29. Several awards were earned during the week.  The student delegation placed… Read more →

MCA Fall Meeting 2018 Recap

Members of the Maine Classical Association enjoyed an informative and entertaining meeting at Colby College on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  Seventeen people were in attendance at the Colby College Alumni Center, where they enjoyed breakfast items and then later a delicious lunch of sandwiches, salad and cookies. Delivering talks at this meeting were: Hamish Cameron of Bates College.  His presentation… Read more →

Justin Slocum Bailey in Boston

Highly skilled Latinist Justin Slocum Bailey will give a talk at UMass Boston on Wednesday, October 24 from 5-8 pm, entitled, Engaging the Whole Reader: “Active Latin” as a bridge between student and text. This talk is sponsored by the Department of Classics & Religious Studies and CANE. Read more →

Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Society for Classical Studies is announcing an award for K-12 teachers given annually by the Society for Classical Studies: the Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate level. The nomination requirements have recently been simplified and the value of the award increased: $500.00 (cash), $200.00 (materials budeget), and plane fare plus two nights in the conference hotel at… Read more →

MCA Fall Meeting – October 13 at Colby

The Maine Classical Association is happy to announce the Fall Meeting, coming up on October 13, 2018, at Colby College. Hamish Cameron of Bates College will present a talk entitled, “Sing, Designer, of the Wrath of Achilles: Ancient World Games as Critical Reading Opportunities,” while Hannah Culik-Baird of Boston University will talk about Lucilius the Satirist. And finally we will conclude with Christopher Welser of… Read more →

CANE Writing Contest 2018

The CANE Writing Contest is now available for students and teachers. Download the guidelines at this link. A brief description is below.   “‘…sed iam felicior aetas terga dedit, tremuloque gradu venit aegra senectus, quae patienda diu est (nam iam mihi saecula septem acta vides): superest, numeros ut pulveris aequem, ter centum messes, ter centum musta videre. Tempus erit, cum… Read more →

Spring 2018 CLAMOR

If you were unable to make it to the MCA Spring Meeting this past weekend, you can still download and read the Spring CLAMOR (gratias optimas, Seth!) at this link here. Check out past CLAMORES at our archive here. Read more →