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.


Calendar of Events - click here

Latin Summer School 2015
Monday 19 - Friday 23 January

Some photos from last year’s 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
Friendly rivals with a love of Latin

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