Program Details:

Colorado Classics Day

Join us for the Colorado Classics Day on Saturday, 28th September, 2019, sponsored by the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Classics and Outreach Committee with the Colorado Classics Association and the Colorado Junior Classical League.

In the morning, each participant is invited to join two sessions (choose from among the following:
• Life as a Gladiator
• Roman Law: Worst. Haircut. Ever
• Death, Disease and Violence in Ancient Rome
• Women Writers of Ancient Rome
• Archaeology in the Classical World: Roman coins
• Anatomy of a Temple
• Decipher a Roman epitaph
• Greek in a day, Archaeology in the Classical World: Exploring ancient Carthage
• Spoken Latin
• Exploring the mysteries of Greek mystery cults
• From Herakles to Hercules: Adaptations of Mythology).

Over lunch (please bring your own!), participate in the Roman dress costume contest and chat with Boulder Classics faculty. After the lunch hour, the Colorado Junior Classical League will host miniature versions of the most popular and fun activities from Convention:
a. Certamen, the game show of the Ancient World!
b. Psyche’s Task, a great challenge for hand-eye coordination and team-building!
c. Deucalion’s and Pyrrha’s Throw, where the farthest backwards beanbag throw wins!
d. Laocoon’s Javelin, where the farthest forwards pool noodle throw wins!
e. Versipellis, a version of Mafia/Werewolf, but it’s in the best ancient language!

On-site registration begins at 9:15 AM! Event will be held in Eaton Humanities and on Norlin Quad. HUMN 1B50 will be a backup location in case of rain.

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This is a private program by request only, or for a specific audience or group. For more information, please visit the program website.


On Campus

  • Eaton Humanities
  • Norlin Quadrangle

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • CU Art Museum
  • Colorado Classics Association
  • Colorado Junior Classics League
  • Rocky Mountain Romans

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Classics, Department of

Program Contact

Jackie Elliott
Classics Department Chair

Program Categories


  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Classics
  • Foreign Languages/Civilizations
  • History
  • Humanities

Program Types:

  • Community Event
  • Field Trip


  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Students - Early Learning
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - ESL
  • Students - High School
  • Students - Homeschooled
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Early Learning
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - High School
  • Teachers - Middle School

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