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2020 Fall Webinar Schedule


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6–7:00 pm ET
Justifying Genocide? Confronting the Dark Side of Caesar's Gallic Wars
Presenter: Kurt Raaflaub (prof. emeritus), Brown University, Providence, RI

Renowned Caesar scholar, Kurt Raaflaub will address one of the key components in the recent reassessment of Caesar’s behavior and practices in the course of his conquest of the people of Gaul. What do we make of the genocide Caesar committed? How can we help our students deal with the dark side of Caesar and his Gallic Wars?

Kurt Raaflaub is the David Herlihy University Professor & Professor of Classics and History Emeritus, Brown University, where he taught from 1978 to 2009. Prior to Brown, Raaflaub taught at the Freie Universität in Berlin. He also served as co-director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC (1992–2000). Raaflaub’s main areas of interest and research include the social and political history of the Roman republic; the social, political, and intellectual history of archaic and classical Greece; and the comparative history of the ancient world. Among his many publications are Dignitatis contentio: Motivation and Political Strategy in Caesar's Civil War (Munich, 1974, in German); War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (Washington DC, 1999, with Nathan Rosenstein); Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (Berkeley, 2007); War and Peace in the Ancient World (Malden Mass. & Oxford, 2007); Epic and History (ibid. 2010, with David Konstan); Geography and Ethnography: Perspectives of the World in Premodern Societies (ibid. 2010, with Richard Talbert); and The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (ibid. 2011, with Johann Arnason). He is the editor and translator of The Landmark Julius Caesar (New York, 2017) and is currently working on volume I of a new Cambridge History of War that focuses on the ancient world from a global perspective. His book The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece (Chicago, 2004) received the American Historical Association's James Henry Breasted Prize. Raaflaub earned his doctorate from the University of Basel in Switzerland.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6–7:00 pm ET
Insights on the Launch of B-C Latin Novella Series
Presenter: Emma Vanderpool, Springfield Honors Academy, Springfield, MA

This webinar introduces Bolchazy-Carducci's Encounter Latin novella series, designed to engage and delight novice and intermediate Latin learners with comprehensible stories written entirely in Latin. Talented author Vanderpool will introduce the inaugural volume, Augury Is for the Birds: Mārcus dē Avibus Discit, demonstrating how she incorporated rubrics for the novellas. She will also share the inaugural Explore Latin: Avēs volume in the new "pre-reader" series that provides novice Latin learners with short, nonfiction texts on a range of subjects related to the ancient world.

Emma Vanderpool has been teaching Latin since 2017—two years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a year at Trickum Middle School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and now back in her beloved New England at Springfield Honors Academy, Springfield, Massachusetts. Vanderpool earned her Bachelor of Arts in Latin, Classics, and History from Monmouth College in Illinois and her Master of Arts in Teaching for Classical Humanities from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Among her awards, Vanderpool is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from UMASS Amherst (2020) and was honored as the Lincoln Laureate for Monmouth College (2017). She serves on the Executive Board for Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, is an organizer for the Our Voices conference, and is an organizer for Lupercal. She has self-published five novellae and is pleased to be an author for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.


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