The Department of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary invites applications for an adjunct teaching position for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. The teaching load will be two courses per semester, to include intermediate Latin and Greek Civilization. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted on line through the following link:
"Latin is a bit like a zombie: dead but still clamoring to get into our brains. In one discipline, however, Latin just got a bit deader. For at least 400 years, botanists across the globe have relied on Latin as their lingua franca, but the ardor has cooled. Scientists say plants will keep their double-barreled Latin names, but they have decided to drop the requirement that new species be described in the classical language. Instead, they have agreed to allow botanists to use English (other languages need not apply). In their scientific papers, they can still describe a newly found species of plant — or algae or fungi — in Latin if they wish, but most probably won’t."
Read more online at The Washington Post.