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Celebrating the Second Decade!
Join us for our 13th year of providing the classics community this complimentary professional development series of webinars.


2024 Spring Webinars

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
5:00–5:45 pm Central Time
"Using Scaffolding with Authentic Latin to Deepen Comfort and Comprehension"
David Pellegrino, Pittsford Mendon High School, New York

As a master teacher, Pellegrino not only developed and refined a battery of methods and techniques for successful teaching and learning but has also continued doing so in his “retirement.” Through his frequent posts about Latin and teaching on Facebook, Pellegrino teaches and serves his fellow teachers. In this webinar, he shares his methods of how to break down authentic Latin into its components as a means for building students’ skills as readers of Latin. The webinar will demonstrate how to use scaffolding in your classes and will feature representative passages from Pliny and Vergil among others.

David R. Pellegrino recently retired after a very successful career as a middle and high school Latin teacher in the Pittsford Central School District. Pellegrino received a BA in Latin and an MA in Latin Education from the State University of New York, Albany. He is past President of the Classical Association of the Empire State for which he has also served many years as treasurer. In 2015, he was honored as an American Classsical League Meritus Award winner. Pellegrino is the author of Catullus Vocabulary Cards for AP Selections (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2006), Cicero and Horace Vocabulary Frequency Lists for AP Selections (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008), and coauthor with Dennis De Young of Caesar and Vergil AP Vocabulary Cards (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012). He contributed lyrics to Lyrical Latin: Learning Latin through Music (2007). Pellegrino served on the New York State Latin Review Committee that produced Latin for the 21st Century: Resource Guide with Core Curriculum. The College Board posted his AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide(2012) on its website. He has presented regularly at the ACL Institute and the Classical Association of the Empire State Institute. In his retirement, Pellegrino has regularly contributed “short, doable Latin” passages on Facebook.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
5:00–5:45 pm Central Time
"Vergil at Sperlonga: Roman Epic and Decorating the Emperor’s Dining Room"
Steven L. Tuck, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH

The grotto dining room of the imperial villa at Sperlonga preserves the largest assemblage of domestic sculpture based on Roman epic. In this presentation, Professor Tuck explores the Roman sources for these famous works, especially the poetry of Vergil and Ovid. Tuck also analyzes the motivation behind the selected scenes and their connections to their patron, the emperor Tiberius.

Steven L, Tuck is Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio where he teaches a full range of courses in ancient art and archaeology, Roman civilization, and Latin. He has been honored with the Archaeological Institute of America's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, Miami's E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award and three times its Outstanding Professor Award. Tuck is a beloved director of Vergilian Society study tours in Campania. His research interests include Roman spectacle entertainments and the decorative programs of amphitheaters, Latin epigraphy, and Roman sculpture in public venues. He is the author of A History of Roman Art (2nd edition, Wiley Blackwell, 2021). Tuck earned his BA at Indiana University, a Master’s at the University of Missouri, and his PhD at the University of Michigan. Tuck did a post-doctoral fellowship in Latin epigraphy at the Ohio State University.


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