CALL FOR PAPERS -- extended deadline!
The California Classical Association, Northern Section, warmly invites submissions for papers to be delivered in the program of our Fall 2015 Conference, to be held November 14, 2015, at the San Francisco Legion of Honor, in conjunction with the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville (September 19, 2015 – January 10, 2016) Papers should address luxury in the ancient Greek and Roman Culture. Click here for a flyer.
REQUIESCAT IN PACE Christine Sleeper
From Linda Montross at the National Latin Exam
With heavy heart it falls to me to let my Latin teacher friends from all over the country know that Christine Sleeper has passed on to the Elysian Fields. She was my friend since 1970 when she began her FCPS teaching career at Herndon High School; she was a Founding Mother of the National Laitn Exam in 1976, and continued actively as a member of the Writing Committee until her move to New Hampshire in 2010. This picture was taken at the last ACL Institute she attended in Los Angeles at Loyola in 2009. Her mottoes were Carpe Diem! Labor Omnia Vincit! Gaude!; the last was also her car's license plate! Her family published a book about her most wonderful life in 2009. The following quote from Christine appears in the chapter on teaching: "Mine has been a lifelong love affair with Latin. It is a vibrant, multifaceted subject. When you teach Latin, you teach about life--about philosophy, mythology, language and derivatives. You learn about ancient times and ancient thought. If you know how things were before, you know what's good about today. If you've had Latin, you're a better writer; a better speaker, and a better person." Among Christine's many honors were Virginia's Distinguished Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in 1980, the APA Exellence in Pre-Collegiate Teaching award in 1999, and ACL Merita Award in 2002. Requiescas in pace, mea amica carissima!
September 20, 1916-February 15, 2015...98 years young!
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