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  • Announcements*
  • David J. Califf

Items for this section may be sent to Dr. David J. Califf, The Academy of Notre Dame, 560 Sproul Road, Villanova, PA 19085; telephone: (610) 687-0650 ext. 174; fax: (610) 687-1912; e-mail:

Overseas Summer Study Opportunities

American Academy in Rome

The American Academy's Classical Summer School is a six-week program (June 19 to July 28, 2006) open to teachers of middle school, high school, and two-year colleges, and to graduate (and mature undergraduate) students of classics, ancient history, classical art, or classical archaeology. The director for 2006 will be Myles McDonnell. Tuition is not yet set ($4,340 for 2005), but scholarships will be available. The American Academy will also offer an NEH Summer Seminar directed by Richard Talbert and Michael Maas (June 26 to July 28), a Summer Program in Archaeology directed by Nicola Terrenato (June 5 to 25), and a Summer Program in Roman Pottery directed by Archer Martin (June 19 to July 17). All applications must be mailed by March 1, 2006. Contact the American Academy in Rome: e-mail:;

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Excavations in the Athenian Agora

Undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduate scholars with an interest in archaeology, ancient history, classical studies, and related subjects are invited to apply for the volunteer staff of the archaeological excavations of the Athenian Agora. Priority will be given to graduate students preparing for professional careers in classical archaeology. Living accommodations in Athens at no cost and a modest expense allowance will be provided; volunteers will be expected to make their own travel arrangements. The season extends for eight weeks. The deadline for completed applications is December 15, 2005. Contact the Agora Volunteer Program, American School of Classical Studies, 6–8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232; telephone: (609) 683-0800; fax: 609.924.0578; e-mail:;

Summer Sessions

The Summer Sessions are an intensive introduction to Greece from antiquity through the modern period for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and high school and college teachers with clear evidence of interest and academic preparation in the classical world. The first session (June 12 to July 26, 2006) is under the direction of Daniel Levine of the University of Arkansas, and the second session (June 19 to August 2, 2006) [End Page 73] is directed by William E. Hutton of the College of William and Mary. The fee of $2,950 includes tuition, lodging, travel within Greece, museum fees, and partial board. Scholarships are available. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2006. Contact the American School of Classical Studies at Athens at the address above.

The Vergilian Society

The Vergilian Society announces its annual classical study programs. Five tours will be held from June 27 to August 12: "Libya and Tunisia," "Cumae I: Romanizing Campania," "Cumae II: Magna Graecia," "Villas and Gardens of Roman Britain," and "Cumae III: Naples Bay as a Melting Pot," plus a poetry workshop at the Villa Vergiliana. Contact Holly Lorencz, Secretary of the Vergilian Society; telephone: (314) 993-4045 x341; e mail:;

University of Dallas: Latin in Rome

The University of Dallas invites eager and qualified young Latinists to participate in its one-of-a-kind program in Latin situated just outside of Rome from July 10 to 31, 2006. Latin in Rome is based upon classical and classic texts from the University's Core Curriculum. Participants study passages from Cicero, Pliny, Virgil and Horace relevant to their travels in Rome. Students also read selected passages in translation from these and other authors to enhance visits to sites in Rome and Naples. This program is not a simple summer tour, but rather, a rigorous program of intensive study of Latin in Rome, the most suitable context for such study. Apply on-line by December 1, 2005 for early acceptance and February 1, 2006 for regular acceptance. For information e-mail or visit

University of Dallas

The University of Dallas offers a variety of other study and travel programs...


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