Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest

The Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support and promote the study of classical languages and civilization in the Pacific Northwest (see our new Mission Statement). Current members come from the US (Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, California, Colorado, and several other states), Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario). The Association holds an annual two-day meeting, usually in early April, and publishes a Bulletin twice a year (fall and spring).

Minutes of CAPN's 2014 meeting in Vancouver BC are now available. Next year's meeting (2015) will be held at Reed College, in Portland Oregon, March 20-21st. Mark your calendars!

CAPN Membership information and dues form

Current CAPN officers:


Wyoming Humanities Council 15th Summer Classics Institute 2014:
“The Emperor and the Philosopher: Nero, Seneca, and Their World
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EXCAVATIONS OF THE BATHS AT ROMAN CARSULAE (ITALY) June 8 – July 19, 2014 - looking for volunteers and students, deadline April 15th.

Workshop on "21st Century Technology in the Latin Classroom" at the Taft Educational Center, the Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut.

The Virgilian Society is offering summer tours.

The Ascanius Institute (Youth Classics Institute) is starting a newsletter and wants to publicize its programs.

CAPN lecture program

CAPN members are willing to come to schools within the CAPN region to speak on various topics. If you are interested in inviting a lecturer please contact him/her directly. A posting on this list implies that the speaker is willing to lecture to a CAPN area school without expectation of honorarium. It is expected that the host institution will cover the travel and hospitality expenses of the speaker. Some money is available from the CAPN general fund to defray some of these expenses. Please contact Andrew Goldman for this information.

List of currently available lecturers and their topics

Call for nominations for the CAPN Teaching Award
CAPN Membership Directory
Information on CAPN Scholarships
A brief history of CAPN