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Mary Pendergraft

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Mary Pendergraft is Chair of the Department of Classical Languages at Wake Forest University. She is currently chair of the American Classical League's National Committee for Latin & Greek, in addition to serving on the Development Committee for the College Board's A.P. Latin Program and several other academic boards. In 2011, she received the Merita Award from the ACL; in 2013, she was honored by CAMWS with an Ovation and Award for Excellence in College Teaching. She holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. pender@wfu.edu

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12/05/2016Mary Pendergraft
The online companion to the print book The Worlds of Roman Women is an important resource that should be far more widely known and used than it is. It offers annotated primary texts, images, and pedagogical materials for teachers of Latin and was called “the gold standard for a web translation resource for intermediate as well as more advanced students,” by Andrew Reinhard nearly a decade ago,[1] and this judgment is still accurate—not because of a sleek or beautiful interface, but because of the wealth of carefully curated content it provides. The book The Worlds of Roman Women...
11/21/2016Mary Pendergraft
This paper was delivered as part of "The Future of Classical Education: A Dialogue," a panel organized by the SCS Program Committee at the 147th annual meeting of the SCS in San Francisco, January 8, 2016. The economic volatility of the last decade has taken a toll on education at every level; the humanities in general and language studies in particular have suffered far more than STEM subjects; and among languages, Greek and Latin, which offer no immediately profitable benefits, feel especially vulnerable. Many of us feel this concern instinctively and find that anecdotes from around the...

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