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 late March, and publishes a Bulletin twice a year (fall and spring).

Our next meeting will be held at the University of Puget Sound, on March 9-10, 2018. The 2019 meeting will be at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Current CAPN officers:


Fully online MA in Latin from Kent State University

The Classics faculty of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio are happy to announce that the Master of Arts program in Latin Literature has recently become a fully online, asynchronous program, which will make it available to students anywhere who wish to earn an advanced degree in Latin. The goal of the program is to give students graduate level training in the Latin language, as well other relevant fields such as literature, culture, archaeology and history.

AAH Call for papers

The Association for Ancient Historians will hold its Annual Meeting at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 19-21, 2018. Call for papers here; deadline is December 4th.

Archaeology and the Humanities conference

Saturday, October 21st. The conference, "Archaeology and the Humanities", is a full-day event, free and open to the public, which will present a series of short (20-minute) papers on a variety of archaeological topics, with an emphasis on the contributions this research is making towards the study of the humanities. The conference, which will feature 13 speakers from 10 different institutions in the Pacific Northwest, will take place at the Jepson Center on the GU campus. The event is sponsored by the Arnold Fund and the Spokane Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), as part of our celebration of International Archaeology Day (IAD). Undergraduates are welcome!

Monmouth College’s Annual Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest

This contest is open to any student enrolled full-time in high school (anywhere in the world) during the current school year. An award of $250.00 will be given to the author of the best entry written in English on the specified theme. Entries should make frequent, specific, accurate, and appropriate references to events from historical or other classical sources. Contest Guidelines.

CAPN Translation Contest

This year there were 13 entries for the Latin contest (a piece of Ovid) and no (!) entries for the Greek (a piece of a Homeric Hymn). Contestants came from Willamette University, Lewis and Clark, Reed College, Whitman College, University of Washington and Gonzaga University. The winners were

Kudos to the University of Washington.

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