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Xavier Certamen Competition to be held on January 21, 2012
Paul Cartledge - spring Marathon2500 lectures?
On behalf of Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture at Cambridge University and Chairman of the Reading Odyssey's Marathon2500 global lecture program, we wanted to get in touch to let you know that the spring lectures of the Marathon2500 program are coming up.
The spring Marathon2500 lectures are available free around the world - and we have hundreds of students, faculty, alumni and community organizations (high schools too) participating.
We welcome all to join us free for these:
* Professor Thomas Scanlon - Tuesday, April 5 at 2pm ET Sports & War - via web/phone Free registration/information: http://marathon2500-6.eventbrite.com
* Robert Strassler - Tuesday, May 10 at 1pm ET Herodotus and the Invention of History - via web/phone Free registration/information: http://marathon2500-7.eventbrite.com
* Professor John Marincola - Wednesday, June 8 at 4pm ET
Epilogue: What happened after the Battle of Marathon?
Free registration/information: http://marathon2500-8.eventbrite.com
If you are willing, then please spread the word (and the registration links) to colleagues, students and even area high schools or other organizations.
Thanks so much!
Josh Kirschner, Marathon2500 volunteer
On behalf of Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture, Cambridge University
P.S. The previous lectures are all available via podcast here:
http://www.marathon2500.org/podcasts - the podcasts include lectures by Paul Cartledge, Peter Krentz, Victor Davis Hanson, Thomas Harrison and Dean Karnazes.
Marathon2500 - http://Marathon2500.org - is a program of the Reading Odyssey, Inc. a 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting lifelong learning.
A message from the President:
From Steven Tuck, Vergilian Society President: Alexander G. McKay Prize Announcement
The Vergilian Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the Alexander G. McKay Prize for the best book in Vergilian studies. The prize, which is accompanied by a cash award of $500 or a life membership in the Vergilian Society (valued at $750), will be awarded every other year to the book that, in the opinion of the prize evaluation committee, makes the greatest contribution toward our understanding and appreciation of Vergil or topics related to Vergil. Works of literary criticism, biography, bibliography, textual criticism, reference, history, archaeology, and the classical tradition are all eligible, provided that Vergilian studies represent a significant portion of the discussion. The first competition will cover books published during the years 2005 through 2007. The winner, who will be selected by two members of the prize evaluation committee appointed by the President in consultation with the executive committee, will be announced at the Vergilian Society session at the annual meeting of the American Philological Association in January 2009 and every two years thereafter. The authors of books being considered for the McKay Prize must be members of the Vergilian Society at the time their books are submitted.
A copy of each book to be considered must be sent to both members of the prize evaluation committee by April 15 prior to the APA when the prize will be rewarded (2008, 2010, etc.). The two members for this cycle are:
Richard Thomas (chair) Sarah Spence
Department of the Classics Department of Classics
204 Boylston Hall Park Hall
Harvard University University of Georgia
Cambridge, Mass. 02138 Athens, Ga. 30602
Stergios Lazos of Saint Edward High School Wins the 2009 APA Award for Excellence in Teaching at the PreCollegiate Level
The 2009 American Philological Association (APA) Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Pre-collegiate Level goes to Stergios Lazos, Chair of Classical and Modern Languages at St. Edward High School.
The award recognizes national excellence in pre-collegiate classics instruction based on success, size and growth of the classics program in the honorees school; outreach and promotion of the classics; innovative and creative classroom activity; evidence of improved student learning; student success in contests and competitions; and professional development.
The APA recognized Lazos for his contribution to the growth of the Latin program at St. Edward High School, as well as the level of success his students have on the National Latin Exam and the Advanced Placement Latin Exam.
“It is clear that Stergios Lazos exhorts his students to excellence in every moment of his teaching,” said APA vice-president Lee Percy during his introduction of Lazos at the national conference.
Josiah Ober, APA President 2009, added, "Listening to the citation Stergios Lazos' Award for Pre-Collegiate Teaching at the recent Meeting of the APA, I was inspired and moved. It gives me renewed hope for the future to know that there are extraordinary teachers, such as Mr Lazos, doing such a superb job in preparing a new generation of classicists to reach their highest potential. He deserves the praise and the gratitude of classicists everywhere."
Lazos has played a key role in the St. Edward High School Latin program being named best in the state of Ohio by the Ohio Classical Conference (2005). The Modern & Classical Languages department was also named best in the state in 2007 by the Ohio Foreign Language Association.
“All of my students, the weakest to the strongest, are eager to tell their peers they are in Latin,” said Lazos, who is a classical archaeology major from Dartmouth College. “I only try to give my students what was given to me.”
Denise McCoskey, associate professor of classics at Miami University, has won the American Philological Association 2009 Award for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level.
For more information on Professor McCoskey’s Award, please see the link on the Miami University Website: