Certamen

Certamen is a quiz-bowl style game that tests teams of up to 4 players on classics-related topics such as Roman history, mythology, Latin literature, Latin grammar and vocabulary, Latin state mottoes and abbreviations, etc. Certamen is the Latin word for "contest" or "struggle" which is a fitting name given the extremely competitive nature of the game. Many states hold certamen tournaments between schools throughout the year, but the main test is at National Convention, where teams representing each state play each other for the chance to gain the glory and trophy that accompany winning first place. There are three levels of certamen: Novice for students in Latin 1 and below, Intermediate for students in Latin 2, and Upper/Advanced for students in Latin 3 and above. 

 

 2017-2018 Certamen Syllabus

 

2017-2018 Certamen Tournaments:

December 9, 2017, Eastside Tournament

January 13, 2018, Georgia/Florida Tournament (hosted by Northview)

February 17, 2018, Lupercalia at Parkview High School

March 10, 2018, Ides of March Tournament

April 20-22, 2018, State Convention