Gamma Sigma to Host Certamen Contest

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By Aeger on March 22, 2018.

The Gamma Sigma chapter at the University of Texas at Austin announces its first annual Texas Intercollegiate Certamen.  Certamen is widely played at the high school level, but there is not really a comparable equivalent for students attending college.  Certamen is a kind of competitive  academic trivia competition about the Roman world.  It includes categories for the Latin language, Roman history and culture, Latin literature, and Greco-Roman mythology.  (Unfortunately, Greek language and culture will not be represented this year.)  The game is played on teams of four players at each of 3 levels, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced (determined by a student’s level of Latin).  There will also hopefully be a division for faculty and graduate students to play against one another, if there is any interest in that.
     Come celebrate the Parilia with us at UT on April 21.  Tickets will be $10 for those participating in Certamen (free for faculty and graduate students).  Lunch will be provided on the day.  If there is interest within your department, please respond, so we can have a rough estimate of the number of people coming.  Please contact Sam Ross , chapter grammateus at if you have any questions or need more details.