Certamen

The first Certamen tournament of 2016-2017 will be held at Walton High School on September 24th, 2016. Register here!


Each student and non-sponsor adult pays $5 for lunch. Each team registered is $10. Thus a team of FOUR STUDENTS would be $30 total registration.


If you have any questions, please email Alan Farnsworth at Alan.Farnsworth@CobbK12.org




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.

If you're interested in being on the Georgia team next year be sure to attend the certamen camps over the summer offered by The David Academy. The David Academy also offers summer camps to prepare students for the National Convention tests and throughout the school year offers lectures on various topics related to the classics. Be sure to check it out.