What: Conventiculum Buffaloniense
(con-ven-TIK-you-lum Buffalo-nee-ence), the University at
Buffalo’s fifth annual three-day immersion workshop in spoken
Latin. This year’s theme is friendship or amicitia
(ah-me-KEE-tee-ah). The touchstone for discussions of friendship
will be Cicero’s “De Amicitia,” selections from
which will be read in the workshop.
When: June 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; June 27-28, 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Best time for media: 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 28 in 107 Capen
Hall, UB North Campus.
Where: Byblos Restaurant, 270 Campbell Blvd., Getzville,
on June 26, and Honors Colloquium Room, 107 Capen Hall, on June
Who: Moderators will be Neil Coffee, PhD, chair and
associate professor in the UB Department of Classics; Kevin Roth, a
PhD candidate in the UB Department of Classics; and Catherine
Nicastro of East Aurora High School. The moderators all have years
of experience speaking Latin and leading spoken Latin groups here
and in other states and all are working with active Latin exercises
in their classrooms.
Also those who want to read the pope’s Latin tweets,
Ciceronians, Latin teachers, potential Latin speakers, students,
members of the general public with a yen for fun with Latin
literature, games, poetry or socializing in an ancient
Program: Among other things, De amicitia puerile
or childhood friends, cartoons and photographs (De
imaginibus), readings and a discussion of a fragment of
“Annales 8” by Quintus Ennius, considered by many the
father of Latin poetry, and a Taboo-style game in Latin using
vocabulary. Registration is available at http://classics.buffalo.edu/events/buffaloniense/.
The full program is available at http://classics.buffalo.edu/docs/Conventiculum2013SessionPlan6-6-2013.pdf.
*Hick, hike and hoke: “this man,” “this
woman,” “this thing”