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, in March or April 2018. The 2019 meeting will be at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Current CAPN officers:


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