8th Annual New York City Dionysia
5:00 pm17:00

8th Annual New York City Dionysia

  • Fordham Preparatory School (Leonard Theatre)

The New York Classical Club's Classical Theater Competition

This year's play is Tales From Ovid's Metamorphoses and contestants should adapt one or more of Ovid's timeless tales of transformation to a 15-20 minute performance. Monetary prizes will be awarded.

Please submit a completed application via email or snail-mail to Matthew McGowan by Friday April 28th, 2017.

Send completed forms to:

Matthew McGowan, Department of Classics, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, 10458

Spring Lecture & Meeting 2017
4:30 pm16:30

Spring Lecture & Meeting 2017

  • Hewitt School

Jessica Lamont of Yale University will give a lecture on her work, Magic, Witchcraft, and Curses in Classical Greece.

In the speaker's own words:

From the fringes of empire to the very heart of Rome, from low-brow social reprobates to well-born Athenian society, the practice of magic was alive and well in Classical antiquity. This talk examines the evidence for the so-called magical practice of "cursing" in Classical Greece, engaging with issues of binding spells, magical texts and objects, positional context, and ritualized actions in discussing new finds from ancient Greece.

Awards to follow.

NYCC Classical Club Contest: Oral Reading of Greek & Latin
3:00 pm15:00

NYCC Classical Club Contest: Oral Reading of Greek & Latin

  • Columbia University (602 Hamilton Hall)

The Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Contests are hosted to encourage students to acquire both facility and enjoyment in the oral performance of works of Greek and Latin literature, all of which were originally created with the intention of their being performed orally and not read silently.

In order to be eligible for the contest you must be a student of Greek or Latin (elementary, secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate level). Contestants may compete for both the Greek and Latin prizes, or for either one. Memorization of the performed text remains optional and will not be a criterion in the evaluation of the contestants. 

All interested contestants should reach out to Erin McKenna at emckenna11@fordham.edu by April 1, 2017. Monetary prizes will be awarded.

High School Latin Sight Translation Contest
4:00 pm16:00

High School Latin Sight Translation Contest

  • Fordham University (Lowenstein Building)

The New York Classical Club invites you to send your student to this year's Latin Sight Translation Contest. Monetary awards are available to the top three translators in each of the 5 different divisions of the competition.

Your high school teacher must refer you for this contest and must send an accurate number of students along with their names to Ms. Jessica Anderson at jkanderson2@gmail.com by March 31, 2017.

The division levels for the competition are as follows:

Caesar (Division I)          Cicero (Division II)          Ovid (Division III)  

Vergil (Division IV)          Horace (Division V)

New York Classical Club Annual Conference 2017
10:00 am10:00

New York Classical Club Annual Conference 2017

  • Jurow Hall, Silver Center, New York University

Greek Drama and Modern Realities

Jurow Hall, Silver Center (NYU), 100 Washington Sq East, New York, NY, 10003

10:00 - 10:30 AM   Registration and Refreshments

10:30 AM               Mabel Hay Barrow's Ajax in New York, 1903: Immigrants and the Elite (Ron Janoff, Co-President, NYCC)

11:15 AM                 Repairing the World through Myth and Drama (Robert Landy, Professor of Drama Therapy, NYU)

12:00 Noon           Staging Greek Drama at Montclair State University (Jerise Fogel, Montclair State University)

1:00 - 2:00 PM      Buffet Lunch for Registrants

2:00 PM                Brief Report of NYCC Scholarship Recipients

2:30 PM                Ancient Drama / Modern Veterans: War and Homecoming Then and Now (Peter Meineck, Aquila Theater & NYU)

3:15 PM                  Coffee Break

4:00 PM                The Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group: Director's Perspectives on Performing Plays in Greek and Latin. A roundtable discussion with Claire Catenaccio (Columbia), Melinda Powers (John Jay), and Rachel Herzog (NYU). Moderated by Helene Foley (Barnard)

6:00 PM                Wine and Cheese Reception

NYCC Conference Registration