American Classical League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
American Classical League
ACL seal.png
ACL official seal
Abbreviation ACL
Motto Vestra Causa Tota Nostra Est
(Your Cause Is Our Total Cause)[1]
Formation 1919
Type Professional, educational
Legal status Non-profit
Purpose Classical studies
Headquarters Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Location
  • United States
    Canada
Coordinates 39°30′25.25″N 84°44′42.75″W / 39.5070139°N 84.7452083°W / 39.5070139; -84.7452083
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Peter Howard
William Mayer
Cathy Sturgill
Deb Heaton
Affiliations National Junior Classical League
Junior Classical League state chapters
National Senior Classical League
Website aclclassics.org

Founded in 1919, the American Classical League (ACL) is a professional organization which promotes the study of classical civilization at all levels of education in the United States and Canada.[2] Teachers of Latin, Ancient Greek and the Classics account for the majority of its membership, though the ACL is open to any person interested in preserving the language, literature and culture of both Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece.[3] Currently based in Miami University in Oxford, Ohio,[2] the league publishes and provides hundreds of teaching aids; runs a national placement service for teachers of Latin and Greek;[4] sponsors the National Latin Examination (NLE);[5] functions as the parent organization of both the National Junior Classical League (NJCL)[6] and National Senior Classical League (NSCL);[7] and annually holds a convention — the Annual Institute — to promote excellence in the teaching of classical studies.[8] The ACL also encourages and supports ongoing dialogue with other classical and modern language associations.[7]

Allied organizations[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Phinney, Ed (1997). The History of the American Classical League, 1919-1994. Oxford, Ohio: The League. ISBN 0-939507-47-1. 
  • McDaniel, Walton Brooks (March 14, 1927). "American Classical League". The Classical Weekly (Classical Association of the Atlantic States) 20 (18): 139–140. doi:10.2307/4388946. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Riverbend Certamen" (PDF). RiverbendLatin.org. Mark A. Keith. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Teens turn to Latin to boost scores". The Detroit News (MediaNews Group). September 22, 2004. 
  3. ^ "Willkie Wins Citation; Classical League Honors Also Dorothy Thompson, Lippmann". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). November 9, 1943. p. 24 - Obituaries. 
  4. ^ Flaherty, Julie (November 27, 1998). "In America's Schools, Latin Enjoys a Renaissance". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Latin Masters". The Fayetteville Observer. May 2, 2001. 
  6. ^ Whitehead, Paul N. (July 27, 2007). "Ancient culture is hip during Junior Classical League convention". KnoxNews.com. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Lawall, Gilbert; Barthelmess, James (Apr–May 1980). "The Role of the American Classical League in Promoting Dialogue within the Classical and Foreign Language Teaching Professions". The Classical Journal: Vol. 75, No. 4. The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Inc. pp. 330–334. JSTOR 3297284. 
  8. ^ Latona, Angela Marie (January 9, 2008). "Bringing the classics — and classicists — to life". AndoverTownsman.com. The Andover Townsman. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Allied Organizations: Listing of Classical Organizations". ACLClassics.org. American Classical League. 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 

External links[edit]