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).

Our next meeting (March 2017) will be held at Portland State University. The 2018 meeting will be at the University of Puget Sound.

CAPN Membership information and dues form

Current CAPN officers:


Winners of this year's Latin and Greek competition:

Joseph Bringman, for both! Congratulations, Mr. Bringman! More...

Workshop in Latin verse composition

The University of Michigan and The American University of Rome are pleased to announce Inter Versiculos, a week-long workshop in Latin verse composition to be held in Trapani, Sicily July 9 - 16, 2016. The workshop will be led by Dr. David Money, of Cambridge University. They seek to assemble an international group of Latinists including undergraduate and graduate students, teachers of Latin at the secondary, collegiate and graduate level, as well as interested amateurs. As the website states: "Open to anyone Latin poetry curious." - Gina Soter

National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week

We need more teachers ready to take up the charge, as we know from the article which Ronnie Ancona and Kathleen Durkin wrote for Amphora. NLTRW traditionally is the first week in March, but you can take any day or week to talk to your students about becoming a Latin teacher. There are many resources to be found here, including a mini-grant application. Grants of up to $200 can be requested every other year by a program and can be put toward receptions, speakers, giveaways, and more. It would be especially wonderful to see more K-12 teachers taking advantage of the funding opportunities available.

The website for Feminism and Classics VII in Seattle is now up and running.

St. John's College Graduate Institute

In the summer of 2016, the St. John’s College Graduate Institute in Santa Fe will offer four discussion-focused programs in Islamic Classics, Homeric Greek, Cinema Studies, and Screenwriting. Programs are open to studious adults of any age, with or without advanced degrees. For more information visit:, email:, or call: 505-984-6050.

Summer 2016 dig opportunity

11th season at the Roman-era city of Antiochia ad Cragum in southern Turkey. Field school participants willlearn proper excavation techniques, archaeological survey, principles of field conservation, record keeping, site management, and archaeological surveying. Opportunities for weekend trips to nearby archaeological sites, such as Selinus, Lamos, Perge, Anamur, and Alanya will be arranged.
Two field sessions: Session 1, June 15 – July 14; Session II, July 15 – August 14. Academic credit for archaeological fieldwork (up to six hours) is offered through the University of Nebraska. Email

Society for Classical Studies Awards:

The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) wants teachers of classics to be aware of the following awards that recognize outstanding teaching and scholarly outreach. Detailed instructions for submitting nominations here.

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