Available for ICC Members:
“Latin: More than Just a Language”
The National Committee for Latin and Greek in
cooperation with the American Classical League recently
printed 35,000 copies of a color brochure to encourage
the study of Latin in secondary schools. “Latin: More
than Just a Language” is an American version of a
brochure produced several years ago by the Joint
Association of Classical Teachers in Britain. Virginia
Barrett and Tom Sienkewicz revised the text and photos.
About 3000 copies were distributed gratis to teachers at
ACL Institute in June and 1000 complimentary copies sent
to each of the NCLG’s sponsoring member associations.
The brochures are suitable for distribution to
students, parents, school boards, or school
the six panel brochure
also available electonically
The purpose of the brochure is to
encourage students in secondary schools to study Latin
language and Roman culture. The brochure provides
reasons for the study of Latin: that it is a major
source of English and the Romance languages; provides
direct access to some of the finest literature and art;
brings students into the mainstream of their own
culture; and helps prepare students for college
admissions and interesting careers. Former Latin
students and celebrities like Coach Joe Paterno and
comedian Teller testify to the value of studying the
subject. The brochure has photos of Roman architecture,
technology, and JCL students in togas.
Copies of this
brochure are available to ICC members free of charge by
contacting President Vicki Wine (email@example.com).
Sets of brochures up to 100 per teacher may
also be ordered from the ACL’s
Teaching Materials Resource Center for $5 flat rate per
order for shipping and handling: Miami University,
Oxford, Ohio 45056 or phone
(513) 529-7741. Classical organizations needing more
copies may order in bulk from Virginia Barrett for $100
per 1000 brochures. Send your check, payable to the NCLG,
to 11371 Matinicus Court, Cypress, CA 90630. Allow three
weeks for delivery. Please indicate where and to whom
the brochures should be mailed. We hope that teachers
will use them to build and maintain their Latin programs
and membership in JCL clubs.
Copies of this brochure will also be
available at the fall ICC meeting.