Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-three years after the founding of Rome (MMDCCLXIII A.U.C. as the Romans would have reckoned it) thirty HHS Latin students joined 1,000 other Latinists from Vermont at UVM's annual Latin Day. They marched, sang "Gaudeamus Igitur," dressed in togas and performed skits. Hanover won "Best in Show" in the tabletop displays for a model of the Colosseum made by junior Colleen Garrity and senior Yolanda Tselepidakis. Hanover's Advanced-Latin team won second place in the written quiz, and junior Tony Song won honorable mention in the sight translation. As usual Hanover also won the prize for the longest distance traveled to the Burlington, VT conference. After the festivities, students in the Advanced Latin class spent time at UVM's Special Collections library examining the collection of rare editions of Ovid's Metamorphoses.