Proxima cognati dixere Caristia cari,
et venit ad socios turba propinqua deos
Ovid, Fasti 2.617-618
The Roman festival known as the Caristia took place on the 22nd of February (VIII Kal. Mart). A time for family members to reunite and renew their ties, the Caristia involved a potluck meal.
CPL would like to send you money to help you bring your classroom "family" together for a gathering. All you need to do to apply is complete and send in a simple application (online or downloaded pdf). You could use a Caristia grant to help defray the costs of
- a field trip to a museum
- a birthday party for Augustus
- a birthday party for Rome
- a poetry reading
- a family fun day
- going to TJCL 2009
- a post-victory celebration
- an Eta Sigma Phi initiation and senior recognition reception
- inviting someone to speak to your class
- traveling to a state convention
- purchasing a buzzer system for certamen events
- competing in the World Languages Academic Bowl 2009
- an ice cream social
- performing a ritual
- or a simple Caristia banquet
Use your imagination. We want to give you money to support your program and to foster interest in Latin and Classical culture.
Once you receive the money, we will ask only that you do two things for us:
- indicate as appropriate that the occasion received support from CAMWS
- have someone take a digital photograph of your gathering, which you will then send to firstname.lastname@example.org, and Alex Ward will put it up on our website.
We want as many CAMWS members as possible to take advantage of this grant. It will be a wonderful way for CAMWS to help you, and once your photographs are up on the webpage, it is a way for all of us and and our students to get to know each other.