New Jersey
 Classical Association 

August, 2018 Message from the President

Salvete Sodales!

Summer is creeping by.  Hopefully it has been one of rest, relaxation and renewal.  The New Jersey Classical Association has much going on,
so please keep in touch.

This summer, I found myself at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California.  It was built in the 1970’s as a replica of the Villa dei Papiri.
It is simply beautiful and houses quite a collection from the Ancient World.  
On your next trip out West, try to set aside time to visit this museum.  

In the meantime, however, Montclair State University, Department of the Classics, will have speakers presenting on September 26, 2018.  One of those speakers will be from the Getty Villa, making a presentation on Greek and
Roman Art.  
Also, Classics Day for your students at Montclair State will be held
on Friday, October 26, 2018. Don’t miss either of those events!  Mark your calendars.

There are many other upcoming events for Classicists, so check back to
our website for the pertinent information.

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Also, I happened to be in Grand Central Station, where there is a free  Brooks Brothers exhibit (until the end of August); they are celebrating 200
years of dressing men and women internationally.  What I did not know, that I discovered from looking at this exhibit, is that the Brooks Brothers’ logo is the golden fleece, alluding to Jason and the Argonauts and that which is coveted by all, their clothing.  Besides that allusion to mythology, a current J. Crew promotion is entitled “Carpe Denim!” J. Crew is advising their customers to
“Seize the jeans!”

We are always clothed in Classical allusions.

NJCA Fall Meeting

Our upcoming meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 19, 2018.
The day’s events will be at Princeton University (lunch at The Nassau Inn).  
This event will be a departure from our usual course of events for the day.
I know it will be enjoyable and informative for all.  Please see the posted agenda/schedule. The registration link is also included. Register, please,
as soon as you can, so that we may have an accurate count for the visits to the museum, the luncheon and the library.  In response to requests by many of you
for a meeting that was not held on a Saturday, we have answered that request;
this is our first meeting on a weekday. We hope it will be a success and that it
will satisfy that request that we try scheduling to accommodate those of you
who want to have your professional development time not spill over to your weekend time.

As always, we welcome any feedback that you have to offer on our gatherings.

Grants and Scholarships

We are always looking for ways to raise money to fund our scholarships.  
We usually sell books and miscellany at our meetings, but because of the set up
of our October 19, 2018, event, we will not be able to bring our goods for sale.  However, we will have a table at the CAAS event on Saturday, October 6. If you are there and you are looking for anything, visit the NJCA table at that event.

That being said, we are also going to search out and pursue ways to obtain grants to assist in the funding of our scholarships.  If you know of any grants,
or if you know of ways for us to search for such grants, please help us out
and send us any such information.

We will try to embark on a campaign to seek out ways to add to our funds and to collect donations from members to help contribute to those scholarship funds.  Think it over and share any ideas in this regard. All advice is needed and very welcome.


The presentation at the Princeton Art Museum will be one that will inform you of resources, programs and offerings for students and educators.  The event
at The Firestone Library at the University will be presented by Alan Stahl,
Curator of Numismatics.

Again, we ask that you let other teachers of the Classics know about our organization.  Send them a link to our website. Invite them to one of our gatherings.

Wishing you all the best and looking forward to seeing you at one of our events.

                                                        Dorothy Maxwell

                                                        NJCA President

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New Jersey Classical Association


NJCA Updates

February 2022

Omnibus salute plurimam dico! We are officially at the two-year mark for the pandemic. So much has changed in our lives.  Teaching has changed, the way we meet and greet has changed, but our enthusiasm for the study of ancient Greece and Rome remains constant!

Below are some dates to keep in mind. Please take special note of our scholarship offerings, which require membership in NJCA. It is not too late to become a member for the 2021-2022 academic year. Dues are still only $20 for active teachers and $10 for student or retired members.  View the links at the bottom of this page to pay using PayPal.  If you are new to our organization your dues are free for the first year!

Spring Meeting 

Saturday, March 26 at 10 am via Zoom

Our spring meeting will be all-virtual, hopefully for the last time. The keynote speaker is our own Dr. Timothy Renner of Montclair State University. The topic is "Slavery in Imperial Rome: A Multi-Layered Institution." 

Dr. Renner’s talk will be preceded by a brief business meeting.

Click HERE to register.

Maryann Steward Scholarship - Application Deadline

Tuesday, April 1

Awarded since 2009, the scholarship provides funds to a New Jersey Latin teacher to pursue a summer study program or some other form of professional development for study or travel within the US.

Amount of Award: $250

Scholarship grants are available to teachers for study programs in the US. Grants may be used for both online and in-person programs. Membership in NJCA for the current academic year is required.

Application is available on the Scholarships Page

AIA Lecture

Wednesday, April 13 at 7 pm via Zoom

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture by Leticia Rodriguez, Florida State University: "Matrices of the Mother Goddess: Some Reconsiderations of Cybele in Western Anatolia".  Zoom link:

Edna White Rome Scholarship - Application Deadline

Tuesday, November 1 ***Please note the earlier deadline***

This scholarship provides the opportunity for a New Jersey Classics teacher to attend  the six week Classical Summer School program at the American Academy in Rome.


Open to NJCA members who have been in good standing for at least two years prior to application.  Applicants must be current teachers of classics, Latin or Greek in New Jersey. 

It is expected that the recipient will continue teaching in New Jersey for at least two years after the award and is willing and able to fulfill the duties associated with being awarded this scholarship.

Nota Bene: This scholarship is available for the summer of 2023.

Application is available on the Scholarships Page.

Take care, be well, and we hope to see you on March 26.

Kathleen Whall

NJCA President

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Upcoming Events:

Slavery in Imperial Rome: A Multi-Layered Institution

Saturday, October 26, 2022 @10 AM

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