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Winter 2018

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.  Details will be forthcoming.

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,

              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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