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New Latin Musical’s WORLD PREMIERE at SALVI Anniversary Weekend

Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE of AURICULA MERETRICULA… MUSICULA!  at our 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend’s gala dinner on Saturday night!  By kind permission of Hackett Publishing and with the blessing of the play’s two authors, Ruby Blondell and Ann Cumming, we’ve given everyone’s favorite skit from Rusticatio Tironum the Broadway treatment: original music by SALVI’s own… Read more »

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SALVI is Headed to the Twin Cities!

SALVI is proud to announce the launch of an ALL-NEW Latin-immersion weekend event in Minnesota: Biduum Minnesotanum! Biduum Minnesotanum 2017 will take place on April 28-30, 2017 (Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime).This event will feature a full panoply of Latin activities and the supportive enthusiasm you would expect from a SALVI event.  We are pleased… Read more »

Nancy Llewellyn in action.

Report on Paideia’s Living Latin in NYC

Four members of the SALVI Board of Directors served as faculty at last weekend’s Living Latin in New York City conference held February 18 and 19, an annual event of the Paideia Institute first held in 2013. In a lineup of seventeen speakers from all parts of the US and abroad, the number of SALVI… Read more »


Ad Argillamontum Restaurandum: Supporting Claymont

by Jason SlangaI just finished up my fifth Biduum Latinum Virginianum at the Claymont Mansion in Charles Town, WV. Many of you have heard me talk about (and yes, even, lovingly, laughed at me) my time spent at “the mansion.” It is, as much as any other place on this planet, where I feel at… Read more »

Amy High in Rome

2017 Amy High Fellowship Winner Revealed!

Amy High Fellowship  Electum habemus!  April 23, 2017.  The 2017 Amy High Fellowships Committee is pleased to announce that from an exceptionally large and strong field of applicants this year, it has chosen a winner to receive the 2017 Amy High Fellowship.  Our winner is Walter Melvin Roberts III of Detroit Greek and Latin, Detroit,… Read more »

A flyer for Tusculum Virginianum

More Active-Latin Events Popping Up In The U.S.

One of the very gratifying things is seeing new Latin programs pop up elsewhere which are not affiliated with SALVI.  I received word several months ago of a brand-new one going to occur this summer: Dr. David Noe, professor of Classics at Calvin College, and Dr. Patrick Owens are teaming up to offer a weeklong… Read more »

Daniel Gallagher presenting his copy of Commentarii de Puero Inepto to Pope Francis.

Pope’s Latinist Heads for the Ivy League: An Interview With Daniel Gallagher

Just a few days ago, Cornell University made an interesting announcement: it was going to appoint its first-ever Professor of the Practice of Latin, Daniel Gallagher, starting Fall 2017.  “Professor of the Practice” is an academic term of art for faculty appointments given to people with particular expertise in a field (Joe Biden just received a… Read more »

David Morgan at Rusticatio.

Remembering David Morgan

It was four years ago, on February 6th, 2013, that David Morgan passed from our midst while awaiting a liver transplant.  He was one of the greatest Latinists in the world; and also one of the best men: humble, gentle, dedicated, learned, kind.If you have not signed up to be an organ donor, the anniversary… Read more »

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 »


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 »

  • Corruptio philosophorum pessima.  Aristotelem Phyllis equitat.

    Paideia Institute Launches Living Latin and Living Greek Blogs

    The Paideia Institute has begun Living Latin and Greek blogs as a way to provide intrinsically interesting, relatively easy reading (and listening!) material for people who want to keep their Latin and Greek sharp.  Take a look at their latest offering about Aristotle going around on all fours (per manus et genua) getting ridden like a… Read more »

  • John Kuhner giving a Latin tour of the Northwest University Botanical Garden in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

    From the President’s Corner: Salve, Munde!

    This past fall, I was asked to take over the presidency of SALVI on an interim basis (we will have regular elections this summer for president and vice-president).  In this interim period we have been working on a few projects: one was the rewriting of our bylaws in order to get more regularity in the… Read more »