Classical Languages: Advancement, Mentoring, Outreach
CLAMO – Classical Languages: Advancement, Mentoring, Outreach – promotes the study of ancient Greek and Latin at the University of Queensland and in the wider community. The initiative is a collaboration between the Classics and Ancient History Society (CAHS) and Classics lecturer Caillan Davenport. In 2015, the CAHS President is Kristina McColm, and the Vice-President for Classical Languages is Nile de Jonge.
School and Community Outreach Events
- In 2011-2012, we welcomed Latin students from Brisbane Boys’ Grammar, Brisbane Girls’ Grammar, and the Aeneas School of Classics. Students heard talks on a variety of topics, including Latin manuscripts, Cicero, Pliny the Younger, and Boudica, as well as interactive sessions with inscriptions and coins in the R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum.
- In May 2012, CLAMO participated in UQ Diversity Week, with a panel on ‘United in Diversity: Perspectives from Ancient Literature’. The forum featured papers by Amelia Brown on Xenophon’sAnabasis, Chris Mallan on Dio Chrysostom’s Alexandrian Oration, and Caillan Davenport on Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations.
- In June 2012, Caillan Davenport and Janette McWilliam took Latin on the road to the Queensland History Teachers’ Association Annual Conference, where they spoke about integrating Latin words and terminology into the Ancient History classroom.
- In 2013-2014, we welcomed Year 11 and Year 12 Ancient History students from Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC) and Stuartholme School for taster sessions on Latin, its history and development, and manuscripts from the Fryer Library. The students also participated in workshops at the R. D. Milns Antiquities Museum (http://www.uq.edu.au/antiquities/extension-latin).