Classical Association of NSW


The chief object of the Classical Association New South Wales Inc. is to promote the development of classical studies in New South Wales. The Association was founded in 1909 and conducts a range of activities, including lectures, social functions, workshops and a Latin and Greek reading competition for school students. It sponsors the annual Sydney Latin Summer School and is the co-sponsor of the journal Classicum. From time to time it provides financial and other assistance to various classical causes, activities and publications, such as the Todd lecture series.

We welcome new members to add support to our activities, and in particular the efforts to confirm and strengthen the teaching of classical languages in schools and universities.

The Classical Association of New South Wales now has a Facebook profile.


Notice of Research Grant
Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies (AWAWS) recently announced that its 2015 research grant round is open and has asked us to publicise this among our members. Further information about the grant can be found here: The successful applicant will be announced at the AWAWS AGM, which will be held in late January, during ASCS 2015.



2014 Todd Lecture
Professor Karl Galinsky (Universiy of Texas, Austin): Memory and Forgetting in the Age of Augustus
Tuesday 30 September 2014 at 6:00pm, Eastern Avenue Auditorium, The University of Sydney
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Calendar of Events - click here

The Latin Summer School 2014, held 20-24th January, at the University of Sydney, was a huge success with 218 students of all ages, including 107 from 21 NSW high schools. Students were arranged in 15 different language levels, taught by 24 tutors with teaching experience either at one of the 41 NSW schools or the 5 universities which teach the classical languages.

Some photos from the summer school:



Media articles of of interest

Students alive to dead languages
All Greek to them: classics back in vogue as schools embrace languishing languages
Cupid and Psyche: Return to Classics points to future
Opinion: Why Latin is Worth Studying? - by Year 10 student Zeke Coady
Cogito ergo sum - Latin making a comeback
Latin lovers revive the language

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