The College of the Holy Cross will host its 46th annual Classics Day on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The day will include a series of events relating to both the study and experience of ancient Roman culture and is designed to familiarize students with the Holy Cross classics department, its faculty, and current students.
This year’s event will feature certamen, a contest on Latin grammar, Roman and Greek mythology, Roman history, and Roman life, a classically-themed costume contest, as well as a Manuscripts Challenge and an art competition.
Approximately 300 students from 16 high schools across the state are expected to attend the event. Participating schools include:
The schedule of events is as follows:
9:00 – 9:20 a.m., Hogan Campus Center, 3rd Floor Lobby
9:20 – 9:30 a.m., Hogan Ballroom
Professor Neel Smith, chair of the department of classics, will give the address.
9:30 – 9:40 a.m., Hogan Ballroom
James Garry ’20 and Hannah Nguyen ’19, co-chairs of Classics Day, will give the opening remarks.
9:40 – 10 a.m., Hogan Ballroom
Upper and Lower Divisions Certamen
10:15 – 11:30 a.m., Assigned Rooms
Certamen is Latin for “competition.” Student teams will compete College Bowl style, answering questions concerning Roman history, mythology, culture and the Latin language.
10:15 – 11:30 a.m., Hogan Ballroom
Students dress as any person, god, goddess, or object from Ancient Roman or Greek society and are judged on creativity, presentation, and knowledge of character.
Art Contest Judging
10:15 – 11:30 a.m., Hogan Ballroom Lounge
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Kimball Dining Hall
Final Round Certamen
12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Hogan Ballroom
1:30 – 1:45 p.m., Hogan Ballroom
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