California Classical Association  South

              OUR MISSION

The CCA South welcomes a broad range of scholarly perspectives 

pertaining to the origin, the significance, and the reception 

of Roman, Greek, and related Ancient Mediterranean civilizations

in various genres and in material culture. 

We also seek to share various methods of engaging diverse students at all levels 

in active learning and reflective activities. We strive to support equity in access 

to language learning and opportunities for recognition and advancement within the field.





With Pre & Post Performance Conversations!



Reminder: Now's a good time to renew your membership!





Annelise Baer, Mai Musie, Jennifer Rea, Debby Sneed

And to our host, the Classics Department of the University of California, Irvine

and to our attendees!

Details on Spring 2024 Program page.  Program details here. Printable program flier here





Is your institution sponsoring events in the field of Ancient Studies, Greek or Latin?  We can spread the word here.

Is your institution looking for a Latin teacher? Let CCA know. We know of two great candidates now and love to be able to connect people with good jobs.

Notice 6/24:

Temecula Preparatory School is currently looking to hire a full-time Latin teacher for our high school students. If you know of anyone in the Latin speaking community or students graduating from your Classics Department who you think would be interested, please pass this along. Here's a link to the job description. We offer guidance and support to anyone currently without a public school teaching credential. Temecula Preparatory School is an award winning, public charter school serving over 1,000 students in grades K-12 in the city of Temecula, California. We offer a rigorous, classical education curriculum that requires a minimum of 1-year of Latin for graduation. Contact Dr. Agostini:

Notice 4/24: 

Dr. Ben Roberson, Principal at Pacifica Christian High School in Orange County, is looking for a full-time Latin teacher (application link) to start in the fall of the 2024-2025 school year. The applicant does not need a teaching credential, but they do need to have a passion and aptitude for teaching Latin, an ability to connect with high school students, and be committed to the Christian faith. (The school program is involved with CAJCL.) (949) 887-2070 |

Federal Grant Deadlines Approaching: 

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office of the U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for the following fiscal year (FY) 2024 Fulbright-Hays and Title VI grant and fellowship competitions. 

Eugepae! A group of NYC high school students passionate about Latin, Greek, and the Classics are hosting the second annual Classics Continuum, a celebration of the field designed to bring like-minded high school students together and simultaneously engage new audiences. It will take place Saturday April 27 at 11am EST on Zoom.  They are soliciting submissions for student presenters at this year’s conference presentations that address this year’s theme: Cultural Constellations: Mapping the Influence of the Classics in Today's Society. Learn more about this year's event.. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2023 (please email us if you need an extension!) The application form is here

Does your district have a JROTC or military-related connection? The DoDEA  reminds language program admin to apply for program expansion grants. These WLARA grants were spearheaded by the JNCL-NCLIS at which the National Committee for Latin and Greek holds a legacy board member role.

75% of grants go to strategic languages but 25% can cover any language in the district! ($500K - 2M) 

The World Language Advancement and Readiness Act Grants Program (WLARP) is now accepting applications for FY24! The deadline to apply is March 29, 2024. This program defines an essential pathway for the growth of learning opportunities that empower students to become multilingual, globally prepared citizens. ​APPLY NOW! Two CA districts have earned awards in 2021-2022! On February 29, 2024, the Department of Defense Education Activity will host a technical assistance webinar. More information will be available at

The US Department of Education announces: Apply now to the FY 2024 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship program! .Application deadline: March 29, 2024. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.

AAR, The American Academy in Rome, contacted us with this update: This news comes from Dr. Evan Jewell, Director of the  American Academy in Rome, who contacted CCA South: 

The application deadline for AAR's Classical Summer School is extended to Feb 23 - and we’re especially interested in applications from school teachers(K12 has priority funding too!) Go to: Classical Summer School

Many of us know how much study abroad has changed our interest into a passion for studying Greece and Rome. And it often has a huge impact on one's teaching, both method and content.

CCA North announces a Spring Program. There is a call for teacher and student presenters to share creative projects that they have completed which engage and enliven their curriculum. It wil be a  Classics Maker Faire! March 16! Check out

ASCSA  Announces NUMEROUS Fellowship and Scholarship opportunities for the coming year, some especially for underrepresented applicants.

ASCSA announces 2024 William Sanders Scarborough Fellowships. Apply with an online application here by Jan. 15! Open to graduate students, faculty members (K-12 & all levels of post-secondary education), and independent scholars residing in the United States or Canada (regardless of citizenship) whose geographic origin, diverse experiences, and socio-economic background are underrepresented at the School (incl. persons from the Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color communities). The fellowship is designed for such applicants whose studies, research, or teaching would benefit from up to 3 mo. residency at the School. Fellowship recipients need not be specialists in the field of Classical Studies. The School welcomes applicants from faculty of K-12 schools and from students or faculty from public and private universities, colleges, and community colleges; and encourages applications from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

News from CCA North Board: We're excited to announce our Fall Conference, which will be held on Saturday, October 28. Professor Alexander Nemerev (Stanford) will deliver a lecture Ovid and the Arts in the 21st Century. A forthcoming email to members will have further information.

Time: 10:00am-12:45pm (lunch provided)

Where: Stanford Classics Department (Building 110) -- Seminar Room [see location on map here]. 

K-12 Teachers! California Junior Classical League announces the following events. see for details and contacts.

ASCSA announces Summer 24 Travel-Study Programs. Applications now open for the Summer Session and Summer Seminars! Applications due January 8, 2024.  *NEW *  One online application form to apply for any (or all) of these three summer program offerings.  SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! 

Summer Session (6-weeks, June 10 to July 24, 2024)  and two Summer Seminars (18-day programs):

* Warrior Sailors, Traders, and Pirates: Aegean Islands Through the Ages (June 17 to July 5, 2024)

*Alexander to Actium: The Archaeology of Hellenistic Greece (July 11 to July 29, 2024) 

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY! ASCSA Summer 24 Funded Summer Study Program in Greece for up to 9 teachers and 10 high school students in an underserved school, district, or organization.  Very extensive details, application information, sample itinerary, etc., are all included in a folder here. Thanks to Prof. Kathryn Morgan for the announcement and Alicia Dissinger, Program Director for passing this information along.  

ASCSA: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens conducts a program volunteers wishing to participate in the archaeological excavations of the Athenian Agora during summer 2024. Approximately fifteen to twenty-five volunteers are chosen on the basis of academic qualifications and previous archaeological field experience. Both advanced undergraduate students and graduate students are eligible, although priority is given to graduate students preparing for careers in classical archaeology. Open to all nationalities DEADLINE: Dec. 9.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships has Deadline: October 31, 2023. Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in all fields relevant to the mission of the ASCSA who are US citizens, or foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must already hold their Ph.D. or have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline.

Latin Teacher Opening: Details (link) Opening: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Lincoln High School Latin Teacher Type: Full Time Salary: $50,111 to $56,434 + Sign on bonus. Qualifications: South Dakota certification or licensure with endorsements in the areas of teaching assignment required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Skills in human relations, leadership, and conflict management. Knowledgeable of teaching techniques that meet the diverse needs of students. Demonstrated skills in the use of technology to enhance student learning. Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Additional Benefits: Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program Paid Time Off: 12 Paid Sick Leave Days, 7 Paid Holidays, 2 Personal Days Retirement: South Dakota Retirement System: 6% monthly staff contribution with a matching 6% monthly employer contribution. Professional Development: Instructional Coach and Mentoring program for educators who are new to the Sioux Falls School District. To be considered for employment, please complete an application here:

Announcement: The NYU Center for Ancient Studies is seeking to engage the work of current PhD candidates as part of our second round of video presentations in the Emerging Scholars Series. In this series, we aim to showcase research that takes innovative approaches to the study of the ancient world broadly conceived or that incorporates non-traditional materials and/or methods. We are also especially interested in highlighting the work of scholars from groups that are or have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in the field of ancient studies and in the academy at large. 

The format of the videos will feature individual PhD candidates who briefly describe their research and then engage in conversation with an NYU faculty member that positions this work in relation to broader scholarship. To submit a proposal, please send a short abstract (250 words or less) on your topic of research along with a current CV to: Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the faculty director of the Emerging Scholars Project, Hallie Franks, at

Two UCLA PhD graduate students will be teaching an intensive introductory Ancient Greek language course (Greek 16) in person on UCLA’s campus. The course is 8 weeks long and is designed to cover the material usually taught in the first 3 quarters/first year of introductory Greek courses (Greek 1, 2, and 3 at UCLA). By the end of the course, students will be prepared to take intermediate level courses. No prior learning experience with Ancient Greek or any foreign language is required or assumed. The course will be open to college students regardless of their home institutions, and high school students that are interested in taking the course must be 15 years old or older by June 26, per UCLA's own policies. Any questions or requests for further information regarding the course can be directed towards their emails. Marco Saldaña (  Tom Francis (tdfrancis@g.ucla.eduFLYER HERE

Antelope Valley College in Lancaster is urgently seeking a Beginning Latin instructor starting second semester. Can be online. Contact Robert HERE for details., or if needed, CCA South. THANK YOU !!

DEADLINE: MAY 31   This year's CANE Summer Institute will be held July 10-15, simultaneously in person at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, with the support of the Brown University Department of Classics, and online via Zoom. For CSI's 40th anniversary, this year's theme is "Classical antiquity": a global phenomenon in local contexts. Faculty hailing from public and private educational institutions from all six New England states and beyond, representing disciplines across the humanities, will lead institute participants in a week of mini-courses, professional development workshops, and Greek and Latin reading groups, and deliver research talks as part of the week's free public lecture series, which take us to ancient and modern Egypt, England, Gandhara, Germany, North Africa, Numidia, Ireland, Italy, Syria, the Ukraine-Russia War, and the United States. Visit CSI is also launching a new intensive writing workshop designed expressly for graduate students who wish to revise a conference presentation for publication… The application for this workshop is available at CANE is launching a tuition grant program for first-generation undergraduate students (Class of 2013 to current), early-career educators (in the first 10 years, at any level), and graduate students and contingent faculty who do not have access to internal funding. Questions? Email Meredith Safran, Director of the CANE Summer Institute <>

UCLA Classics Department website has a number of announcements about upcoming March and April presentations on a wide range of interesting topics shared by faculty and grad students HERE.

Res Difficiles announces its fourth virtual conference! ResDiff4 : Difficult Conversations in Classics will offer a full day of talks on very relevant topics on March 24.

With the support of many organizations like CCA South, the National Committee for Latin and Greek has advocated for Greek and Latin programs for over 40 years and we are proud to be part of the advocacy that led to a new federal grant program. This one is for school districts that have a JROTC program or a connection to military bases or families. (We are currently working on a equivalent grant program for any public system, called World LEAP!) In its third year, the WLARA, World Language Advancement and Readiness Grants Program, is now accepting applications for FY23! The deadline to apply is April 7, 2023. This program supports the growth of learning opportunities that empower more students to become multilingual, globally prepared citizens. Your dedication and advocacy efforts over the past several years helped make this program a reality and continue its prioritization for funding!


Here is a pre-recorded technical assistance webinar provided by the Department of Defense Education Activity. The DoDEA seeks innovative proposals for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of world language programs targeting elementary and secondary students in order to enable successful students, as they advance from elementary school through secondary school, to achieve an advanced level of proficiency in those languages. Individual grant award will be a minimum of $500,000.00 and with a maximum of $2,000,000, for a period of up to five (5) years. Strategic languages have priority but programs can include any world language! APPLY NOW

On behalf of the SCS Committee on Diversity in the Profession, we post the following information about the SCS Snowden Scholarship to the members of our CCA South organization and their students. The Snowden Scholarship is for undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups across North America, to be awarded for Summer 2023. The scholarship application deadline is December 20, 2022, 9pm EST. More information about the scholarship can be found here:

FOR 2023 ASCSA , the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, announces  William Sanders Scarborough Fellowships! More information HERE. This fellowship is intended to honor and remember Professor William Sanders Scarborough and to help foster diversity in the fields of Classical and Hellenic Studies and the Humanities more broadly by supporting students and teachers from underrepresented groups in their study and research at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Deadline is January 15 for each coming year. Check their website regularly!

Antelope Valley College is seeking a Latin instructor starting second semester. Contact CCA South for details.

ACTFL and LTI (ALIRA) invite you to take this short survey  to determine the need or desire for creating an official assessment tool, to complement ALIRA, for post-secondary Latin students.   K-12, college and university faculty are urged to take 5 minutes to express their views. Thank you!

ACTFL website offers recorded and upcoming webinars on Critical Conversations in World Language Education. September 22 is on the importance of using Inclusive Language in the World Language Classroom. Previous recorded topics included Teacher Shortages and Recruiting, Advocating for Change, Antiracism. Available to non-members.

National Committee for Latin and Greek announces the opening registration for JNCL-NCLIS Language Advocacy Days LAD23. JOIN US for virtual meetings Feb 8-10 with Washington DC offices and congressional leaders! Advocate for equity in Language education and more funding and grants for world language programs and international studies grants, Seal of Biliteracy, teacher preparation, etc. NCLG thanks CCA South for its past support! Also, use their Legislative Action Center to email your representatives

ASCSA announces their participation in Multi-Country Research Fellowships - deadline December 8. Doctoral and Ph.Ds and teams can apply to The Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Regional or trans-regional research; 90 + days. Stipends.

American Classical League's Annual Institute will be hosted by the College of Charleston, June 23-26, 2022. Register for online or in-person at  

Two California classicists will participate in two opening day panels in an Exploring Equity Series on DEI topics hosted by the National Committee for Latin and Greek. Katie Robinson and Leah Rochell Johnson will join Michele Valerie Ronnick and Elizabeth A. Heintzelman in Facing the Erasure of Black Classicists in America; Highlighting Their Role in Classics and Educational Equity. Katie will also help host a second panel:  Exploring Equity: Re-envisioning Our Place in the University. This panel will include Daniel McGlathery, Emily Greenwood, Anika Prather, and Pramit Chauduri. Please register and support our colleagues in these important discussions of pathways forward!

SCS reminds all regional organizations that the Call for Papers for the TAPA  special issue Race and Racism: Beyond the Spectacular is due February 18.

Please consider applying for a CAMWS Summer Travel Award. The deadline is January 30, 2022. Please note that your teachers are *all* eligible, even if you are not in CAMWS territory. Their school simply needs to be become a CAMWS member.These awards include $5000.00 to attend the AAR Summer School (Grant Award), and $4500.00 for the ASCSA Summer School (Semple Award), and up to $3000.00 for similar summer programs (e.g., Awards).

American School of Classical Studies at Athens calls for applications for scholarships specifically for High School teachers. The Fowler Merle-Smith Summer Scholarships provide a unique opportunity to participate in programs which have welcomed teachers for over 70 years. The Summer Session is a 6-week intensive introduction to Greece from antiquity through the modern period with extensive travel. The Summer Seminars are 18-day on-site sessions. For 2022, “Thanatopsis: Greek Funerary Customs Through the Ages” (June 6-24) and “The Northern Aegean: Macedon and Thrace” (June 30-July 18). The scholarship covers all program fees and a $2,000 stipend to offset international travel. One app for session and scholarship.

ASCSA summer program flier

News from the  National Committee for Latin and Greek and the Joint National Committee on Languages--National Council on Language and International Studies: 

National Language Advocacy Days 2022 will be virtual on February 2-4. ANYONE can join in this important work. It is interesting and rewarding to meet congressional members and represent our interests.  Please help advocate for expanded  language legislation, grants, NEH, etc., at the and their  Legislative Action Center page - they make it EASY!

NCLG  thanks CCA South for their donations that sent TWO CALIFORNIANS TO  LANGUAGE ADVOCACY DAYS 2021 - and look forward to representing CA again  in 2022.

NCLG Member Badge

Through many classical organization's donations NCLG holds a Significant Contributor position within JNCL-NCLIS


This January, Australia's Hellenic Museum will offer four short courses - online and in person - exploring different aspects of Greek and Roman history and society. The courses will explore colonisation and empires in the ancient Adriatic, the home life of the ancient Greeks and Romans, understanding Greek theatre and the development of church architecture. All courses will be presented by Dr Christopher Gribbin, a public historian and Adjunct Lecturer at La Trobe University. The Summer School will run from 9-13 January 2022 (US time). For more details, go to or contact

Australia's Hellenic Museum Summer School

ASCSA , the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, announces  William Sanders Scarborough Fellowships for 2023! See their detailed announcement HERE. This fellowship is intended to honor and remember Professor William Sanders Scarborough and to help foster diversity in the fields of Classical and Hellenic Studies and the Humanities more broadly by supporting students and teachers from underrepresented groups in their study and research at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Deadline is January 15 for each coming year.

ASCSA offers many opportunities for study and financial support, such as the Wiener Archaeology Lab funded fellowships. Applicants can be from any college worldwide or be independent scholars. Check their website regularly!

CCA North announces Fall Conference Day on November 13. Stay tuned to for details.

CCA North Newsletter has been released - Check it out for articles and other news! Here is a copy.

AUGUST 28th!  High School Students of APIDA heritage are invited to  "APIDA In Classics," a special AAACC-sponsored panel on studying Classics in college. Check out details HERE and look for possible shared recordings later.

CALL FOR PAPERS for Fortunatae, Revista Canaria de Filología, Cultura y Humanidades Clásicas

Here you have the Call for Papers for the number 35 (2022,1) of Fortunatae (deadline on March 31st, 2022). Please, feel free to share this information. Miguel Ángel Rábade Navarro (Director/Editor) Dpto. Filología Clásica, Francesa, Árabe y Románica.

Dr. Anthony Smart of York St. John University, UK,  sends word of Imperial Power in the Roman World. In part inspired by the new Nero exhibition at the British Museum, and recent thoughts on the nature of imperial power (and its legacy), this series of public facing lectures will provide short studies of imperial power across the Roman World. The talks begin in mid-July, and will run through to the end of September. There are some magnificent scholars from all across the world that have signed up to deliver online lectures. A flyer with the titles and dates of the lectures, and a more detailed programme can be seen here:


Please Help Advocate for Language Legislation, Grants, NEH, etc., at

CCA South supports  the National Committee for Latin and Greek for their work in advocating for Latin and Greek to Congressional representatives. The NCLG has spent 40+ years as  a board member of the Joint National Committee on Languages--National Council on Language and International Studies. YOUR 2020 DONATIONS JUST SENT TWO CALIFORNIANS TO JNCL-NCLIS  CONGRESSIONAL LANGUAGE ADVOCACY DAYS, FEB 3-5 -- GRATIAS!!!




Dan McGlathery hosts Skye Shirley, Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Serena Witzke, Victoria Pagan  


Katie Robinson hosts Jamie Banks, John Bracey, Maureen Lamb, Svetlana Lazarova

Stay tuned for recordings of Continuing Conversation of the NCLG, hosted by JNCL-NCLIS ! DETAILS HERE ! 

New Perspectives and Directions for Study of the Ancient Mediterranean Region from 

FIVE innovative educators striving for inclusion and equity:

Ted Zarrow, Anton Schulzki, Skye Shirley, John Bracey, and William Lee!


Congratulations to Bettina Joy de Guzman who has been named a Visiting Associate in Hellenic Studies  for 2021-22 by the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University!  She also received a grant from CHS in 2020 to perform Ancient Greek music, and organized an international panel of scholars to speak on "Epic, Hymns and Invocations"  for "Delphic Preview: Festival of the Muses" which aired last June.

Katie Robinson has been chosen to receive one of two 2021 Merita Awards from the American Classical League to honor her years of exemplary and dedicated work in supporting our field of Latin and Greek Studies. This was  presented at Institute on June 24, 2021.

Congratulations to CCA member and former President Marisa Aliment0-Miller who has been awarded a 2020 SCS Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Pre-Collegiate Level. Read more HERE.

If you know of others, contact us!