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Festivus! - A Festival for the Classicists

Publication Date: 11/17/2011

Festivus, a celebration of Greek and Roman culture, will be held at Rhodes on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students and faculty of the Greek and Roman Studies department will host a series of events for local middle and high school Latin students.

The program aims to enhance students’ knowledge of Greco-Roman cultures and is hosted by Eta Sigma Phi, the Greek and Roman Studies honor society, and CA‘ESAR, an open organization which stages a mock assassination of Julius Caesar every March (among other activities).

The contests are divided into various “feats of strength” including the:

  • Greco-Roman Costume Contest
  • Video Contest
  • Roman Food Contest
  • Mosaic Contest
  • “Certamen,”  a Roman culture, literature, and language competition
  • “Roman World Competition,” in which individuals write about aspects of etymology and Roman culture and history

Other activities will include a lecture on mummification and tours by the Rhodes Office of Admission.

(information compiled by Rhodes Student Associate Nicholas Brydon ’13)

Tags: Campus Life, Events, Faculty, Students


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