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)