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Fall 2020

Summer 2020

Virtual Fall Meeting

Please mark your calendars for September 26, 2020 for the Fall CAV meeting,
which will be Virtual this year. (Yes, the CAV is entering the world of Webinars!) For more details, see the Next Meeting page.

Not a member? Sign up today with our online form! Want more colleagues to join? See our Membership flyer!

     Congratulations to Our New Executive Committee
    The Nominations Committee of the Classical Association of Virginia is pleased to announce the new executive committee members in the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer: Patty Lister, Amy R. Cohen, Angela Pitts, and Cliff Broeniman.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Mark Keith, Bartolo Natoli, and Chloe Scales

    In Memorias
    The CAV is saddened by the lost of the following members:

        Robert B. Lloyd, my [Susan Schearer] beloved professor of Classics and mentor at Randolph-Macon Woman's College 50+ years ago, passed away on June 16 in Lynchburg at the age of almost 94. Although he taught me in very few classes, he appreciated and encouraged my hystrionic abilities and had me star in excerpts from Plautine comedies for three out of four years. THAT, I truly believe, was what made me such an effective classroom Latin teacher. If you who are reading this know of others who studied under Dr. Lloyd, please pass along to them this sad news. Contributions may be made to the Robert Lloyd Scholarship at what is now Randolph College. Semper honos nomenque tuum laudesque manebunt, quaemecumque vocant terrae (Aeneid I.609).

        Marvin Colker, our emeritus colleague in Classics at the University of Virginia, passed away three nights ago in Charlottesville, just three weeks after his 93rd birthday. Marvin spent his entire long career at UVA (1953–98), and worked nearly every summer in the library of Trinity College, Dublin. His research centered on palaeography and textual criticism in the medieval period. Among Marvin’
    s long list of distinguished publications are a critical edition of Walter of Chatillon’s epic Alexandreis; Analecta Dublinensia: Three Medieval Latin Texts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin; and America Rediscovered in the Thirteenth Century. In the course of compiling his magisterial two-volume catalog of the medieval and Renaissance manuscripts at TCD, he rediscovered numerous works. Trinity awarded Marvin an honorary Doctor of Letters in 1987.

    CAV Star Institutions

    The Classical Association of Virginia would like to recognize the following institutions that have 100% faculty membership in our organization:

                            Dominion High School (Sterling)
                            Liberty High School (Bealeton)
                            Riverbend High School (Spotsylvania County)
                            Rockbridge County High School
                            University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg)
                            Waynesboro High School

    Please encourage your colleagues to join and participate in the CAV!  Applications for 2019-20 Star Institutions will be available in the winter and spring newsletters.

    President's Message

    Salvete, amici et amicae,

                "Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis." One of the perks of a classical education - we can always think of a quote to fit the situation! When the Spring CAV meeting was cancelled in April, I don't think many of us predicted that 5 months later we would still be in the midst of the pandemic. So, as Cicero advised, we have to change with the times - and thus the CAV will be hosting its first ever Virtual Meeting via Zoom on September 26. Please see p.4 [of this newletter] for the program and p. 1 & 4 for the registration link.


    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, Stephanie Buckler.  Please send any additions, corrections or announcements to  Make sure "CAV Update" is in the subject line.

    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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    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!

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

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