Reginald Foster cum geminis

From the President’s Corner: With America’s Greatest Latinist in Milwaukee

One of the great privileges of seasonal work – my day-job is in a plant nursery – is the freedom to travel. And this year we have been particularly lucky to make two trips – one just before the nursery season, and one just now right after – to Milwaukee to visit Reginald Foster. He… Read more »

claymont

Registration for Rusticationes Opens!

We have now opened registration for all our summer programs!  Please visit the event pages for full information about the events and registration.Our rusticationes filled up early and quickly last year, so we have expanded, offering three separate weeks of Latin immersion in 2017, with an exciting slate of teachers including Nancy Llewellyn, Justin Bailey,… Read more »

Rome in Winter

The Perfect Antidote to Winter and Rough Weather – Announcing Biduum Noveboracense

SALVI is proud to announce that we are creating a new Latin-immersion weekend event in New York: Biduum Noveboracense!  Biduum Noveboracense 2017 will take place on January 13-15, 2017, which happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, so even if you’re a busy teacher, you can get in a full weekend of Latin immersion… Read more »

Maccari-Cicero

From the President’s Corner: Did the Romans Really Understand Cicero? Live, in real time?

Most of the speeches of Cicero are under an hour in length, if you recite them aloud.  But in most universities studying one of his speeches might take a good chunk of an entire semester.  Could the Romans really have understood language this complex, live, in real time?I trust I would not shock you if… Read more »

Rusticatio

Save the Dates! SALVI Summer Programming 2017.

We are ready to announce dates and summer programming at Claymont for 2017!  Our schedule at Claymont in West Virginia is as follows:Rusticatio Tironum: June 30 – July 6.  A Rusticatio designed especially for beginners.  Led by John Kuhner (“Ioannes Capillatus”).Rusticatio Omnibus: July 7 – 13.  The “original” Rusticatio, where a mix of beginners and… Read more »

King_Arthur_and_the_Knights_of_the_Round_Table

From the President’s Corner: SALVI Board Elections 2016.

SALVI just had board elections in September, and seats its new board this month.  This was one of the key things I wanted to achieve during my one-year interim presidency: a rewrite of SALVI’s bylaws, and holding elections by the new bylaws.  The result of the election are as follows:President: Interim President John Kuhner elected… Read more »

SALVI Founder Nancy Llewellyn snaps an "ipsimaginem" at Claymont with Sumayya from Al-Jazeera International.

Al-Jazeera International Visits Rusticatio Veteranorum.

Reporter Tom Ackerman from Al-Jazeera International contacted SALVI about doing a piece on SALVI, Rusticatio, and the Living Latin movement, and we were able to arrange a visit during Rusticatio Veteranorum this year.  They produced a wonderful piece for their Al-Jazeera English broadcast, which we have uploaded to Tutubium and embedded here (Al-Jazeera has left… Read more »

Rusticatio Tironum 2016

Rusticatio Tironum – Evaluations and Testimonials

The evaluations from Rusticatio Tironum 2016 are in!  We’re incredibly proud of the responses we got this year, and of our all-volunteer staff: duces Nancy Llewellyn and Jason Slanga; repetitores Diane Anderson, John Young, and Josh Higginbotham; coqui Tim Smith and Murphy Moellers; cellarii Cathy Reed and Jake Schilling; sodales Edie Barry, Natasha Marple, and Mercedes Barletta; and SALVI’s… Read more »

Evan Smith (Faber) writing in Greek while speaking Latin.

Iacobeia and Faber

If you’re a Latin teacher and haven’t seen Jacqui Bloomberg’s blog about her travels during her sabbatical year – the blog is entitled Iacobeia – you’re in for a treat.  One of the greatest difficulties teachers typically have is the insularity of their work – particularly teachers of the Classics.  You have so much to… Read more »

Victory Writing On Her Shield

2015 SALVI Amy High Fellow Lauded

Eric Mentges, the 2015 SALVI Amy High Fellow, was recently given a “Golden Apple Award” and featured on ABC News in Erie, Pennsylvania – which (our guess would be) only happens to pretty special Latin teachers. Macte virtute, magister Mentges!

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  • Reginald Foster cum geminis

    From the President’s Corner: With America’s Greatest Latinist in Milwaukee

    One of the great privileges of seasonal work – my day-job is in a plant nursery – is the freedom to travel. And this year we have been particularly lucky to make two trips – one just before the nursery season, and one just now right after – to Milwaukee to visit Reginald Foster. He… Read more »

  • claymont

    Registration for Rusticationes Opens!

    We have now opened registration for all our summer programs!  Please visit the event pages for full information about the events and registration.Our rusticationes filled up early and quickly last year, so we have expanded, offering three separate weeks of Latin immersion in 2017, with an exciting slate of teachers including Nancy Llewellyn, Justin Bailey,… Read more »

  • Rome in Winter

    The Perfect Antidote to Winter and Rough Weather – Announcing Biduum Noveboracense

    SALVI is proud to announce that we are creating a new Latin-immersion weekend event in New York: Biduum Noveboracense!  Biduum Noveboracense 2017 will take place on January 13-15, 2017, which happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, so even if you’re a busy teacher, you can get in a full weekend of Latin immersion… Read more »

  • Maccari-Cicero

    From the President’s Corner: Did the Romans Really Understand Cicero? Live, in real time?

    Most of the speeches of Cicero are under an hour in length, if you recite them aloud.  But in most universities studying one of his speeches might take a good chunk of an entire semester.  Could the Romans really have understood language this complex, live, in real time?I trust I would not shock you if… Read more »

  • Rusticatio

    Save the Dates! SALVI Summer Programming 2017.

    We are ready to announce dates and summer programming at Claymont for 2017!  Our schedule at Claymont in West Virginia is as follows:Rusticatio Tironum: June 30 – July 6.  A Rusticatio designed especially for beginners.  Led by John Kuhner (“Ioannes Capillatus”).Rusticatio Omnibus: July 7 – 13.  The “original” Rusticatio, where a mix of beginners and… Read more »

  • King_Arthur_and_the_Knights_of_the_Round_Table

    From the President’s Corner: SALVI Board Elections 2016.

    SALVI just had board elections in September, and seats its new board this month.  This was one of the key things I wanted to achieve during my one-year interim presidency: a rewrite of SALVI’s bylaws, and holding elections by the new bylaws.  The result of the election are as follows:President: Interim President John Kuhner elected… Read more »

  • SALVI Founder Nancy Llewellyn snaps an "ipsimaginem" at Claymont with Sumayya from Al-Jazeera International.

    Al-Jazeera International Visits Rusticatio Veteranorum.

    Reporter Tom Ackerman from Al-Jazeera International contacted SALVI about doing a piece on SALVI, Rusticatio, and the Living Latin movement, and we were able to arrange a visit during Rusticatio Veteranorum this year.  They produced a wonderful piece for their Al-Jazeera English broadcast, which we have uploaded to Tutubium and embedded here (Al-Jazeera has left… Read more »

  • Rusticatio Tironum 2016

    Rusticatio Tironum – Evaluations and Testimonials

    The evaluations from Rusticatio Tironum 2016 are in!  We’re incredibly proud of the responses we got this year, and of our all-volunteer staff: duces Nancy Llewellyn and Jason Slanga; repetitores Diane Anderson, John Young, and Josh Higginbotham; coqui Tim Smith and Murphy Moellers; cellarii Cathy Reed and Jake Schilling; sodales Edie Barry, Natasha Marple, and Mercedes Barletta; and SALVI’s… Read more »

  • Evan Smith (Faber) writing in Greek while speaking Latin.

    Iacobeia and Faber

    If you’re a Latin teacher and haven’t seen Jacqui Bloomberg’s blog about her travels during her sabbatical year – the blog is entitled Iacobeia – you’re in for a treat.  One of the greatest difficulties teachers typically have is the insularity of their work – particularly teachers of the Classics.  You have so much to… Read more »

  • Victory Writing On Her Shield

    2015 SALVI Amy High Fellow Lauded

    Eric Mentges, the 2015 SALVI Amy High Fellow, was recently given a “Golden Apple Award” and featured on ABC News in Erie, Pennsylvania – which (our guess would be) only happens to pretty special Latin teachers. Macte virtute, magister Mentges!