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Fall 2021 Webinars
Beginning the Second Decade of Complimentary Professional Development


NB: In order to adapt to presenters' teaching schedules, we have made adjustments. The first webinar begins later in the evening while the third webinar is on Wednesday and not Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 6:00–7:00 pm ET (5:00–6:00 pm CT) Note day of week!
An Author's Advice on Maximizing the Aural/Oral Components of Latin for the New Millennium
Presenter: Terence Tunberg, Latin for the New Millennium Coauthor, University of Kentucky

Let an accomplished educator and living Latin enthusiast gently walk you through the aural/oral opportunities presented by Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2. Coauthor, Dr. Terence Tunberg, will set you at ease as he provides various suggestions and strategies for implementing or enhancing the spoken Latin component of your classes. He will share with you the bounty of aural/oral activities and exercises in the LNM Teacher Manuals and demonstrate how teacher-friendly they are!

Terence Tunberg, coauthor of Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2, is a world-renowned Neo-Latinist and scholar of Latin literature through the ages. He is especially esteemed for his enthusiastic promotion of active Latin. The celebrated Conventiculum Latinum Lexintoniense—the Conversational Latin Seminar held each summer at the University of Kentucky—has spawned a network of similar programs across the country.

Tunberg earned his BA and MA in classics at the University of Southern California, did postgraduate research and doctoral work in medieval studies at the University of London, England, and earned a PhD in classical philology from the University of Toronto, Canada. Tunberg is a professor in the Department of Classical Languages and teaches in the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky. Tunberg received a BA and MA in classics from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Toronto. He also studied at the University of London's MA Programme in Medieval Studies and Ancient History. He has published widely on medieval and neo-Latin and is founder of the electronic Latin journal Retiarius.

Tunberg is the coauthor with Milena Minkova of Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1 (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008), Latin for the New Millennium, Level 2 (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2009), and Reading Livy's Rome: Selections from Books I-VI of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2005); Tunberg is the cotranslator with Jennifer Morrish Tunberg of The Giving Tree in Latin: Arbor Alma (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002), Quomodo Invidiosulus nomine Grinchus Christi natalem Abrogaverit: How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Latin (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1998), and Cattus Petasatus: The Cat in the Hat in Latin (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2000).

Editor's Note: The Conventiculum Latinum Lexintoniense is now celebrated twice a year online. Those interested in taking part should contact Professor Tunberg at clatot@uky.edu

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 6:00–7:00 pm ET (5:00–6:00 pm CT) Regular Day!
Monstrat amor verus patriae: Vergil's Camilla between Italy and Scythia
Presenter: Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Vergil's complex portrait of Camilla remains an enticing enigma: from her introduction into the Aeneid at the close of the catalogue of Book 7 to the episode in Book 11 that comprises her backstory, her aristeia, and her death, her presence in the poem is both admirable and puzzling. It has long been recognized that the war of Aeneid Books 7–12 is not only refracted through the epic lens but also evokes the still palpable memory of civil war; with this as a point of departure, Boyd explores how the patria for which Camilla’s death provokes such love to fight (monstrat amor uerus patriae, Aeneid 11.892) is to be located on an ideological map somewhere between Italy and Scythia.

Barbara Weiden Boyd, Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College, holds a BA from Manhattanville College, and an MA and PhD in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan. In addition to offerings in Greek and Latin languages and literatures, Boyd teaches courses on ancient epic, Rome in the age of Augustus, Rome as a site of cultural memory and identity, and the Ovidian tradition. She has chaired the Classics Department repeatedly and has served as a co-director of the Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies at Bowdoin.

Her scholarly specialization is Latin poetry, especially the works of Vergil and Ovid. She has published widely on a variety of Roman writers, including Vergil, Propertius, Tibullus, Ovid, and Sallust. In addition to continuing work on a commentary on Ovid's Remedia amoris, she has recently published a book on Ovid's reception of Homer: Ovid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, and Reception (Oxford University Press, 2017). She has a lively interest in contemporary receptions of classical themes and has published articles on the BBC-HBO series Rome and on the Odyssey theme in the AMC series Mad Men. She is currently developing a project on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Rome.

Boyd has travelled and studied extensively in Italy, where she lived for two years while teaching at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Classical Studies and its Goodwin Award Committee, and currently serves on its Program Committee. She serves as president of the Vergilian Society and is a charter member of the newly established International Ovidian Society. Boyd is a former chair and consultant for the AP Latin Test Development Committee of the Educational Testing Service.

Boyd has also authored a textbook for intermediate Latin students, Vergil's Aeneid: Selections from Books 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, & 12 (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2001) and its revised edition Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012). Her other Bolchazy-Carducci publications include Vergil's Aeneid: Expanded Collection, Vergil's Aeneid: 8 & 11: Italy and Rome, Vergil's Aeneid: 10 & 12: Pallas & Turnus. Boyd is the coauthor with Katherine Bradley of A Vergil Workbook, Second Edition (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012).


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