Odysseus and the Sirens

The Summit Latin Club invites you to the 25th annual “Celebration of the Classics.” The event will take place on Fri Nov 12, 6:00-8:45, in Knights Hall. 

Only students please, no parents, to maintain proper social distancing!

Bring a snack/treat to share with others and $5 for pizza/soda.

If you are going to attend, please complete the online sign up: Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaeae292-latin1

All the Latin students – 6th grade + 7th-12th grades – are completing projects on Homer’s Odyssey.  These 100+ projects will be on display on tables around Knights Hall starting Wed Nov 8.  All projects will be removed from Knights Hall by Fri Nov 19. 

Here is info about the event:

Each year, the event rotates through 4 poems from classical literature: Homer’s Iliad, Homer’s Odyssey, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and Vergil’s Aeneid.

This year, the event will focus on Homer’s Odyssey.  Composed by the legendary Greek poet Homer in the 8th century BC, the Odyssey is one of the seminal works in Western literature.  The epic poem tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus and his adventures after the Trojan War.  For 10 years, Odysseus faces ferocious monsters, terrible storms, and angry gods.  And when he finally arrives home in Ithaca, over 100 enemies await him in his own palace.  In the end, the hero (of course!) reunites with his son Telemachus and his faithful wife Penelope. 

Some of the most famous scenes from the Odyssey include:  the blinding of the Cyclops, the witch Circe, the Land of the Dead, and the climactic ‘contest of the bow.’ 

The event includes art projects, student performances, multimedia presentations, ‘Jeopardy!’-style competitions, and food.

This year, there will also be a special guest, UC Classics graduate student Cecilia Cozzi, who will discuss women in the Odyssey.

6:00-6:30:  Project viewing and food

6:30-7:30:  Presentation by Cecilia Cozzi

7:30-8:00: Student Presentations – this will include live performances and video productions. 

8:00-8:45:  Certamen! – 3 levels of competition (6th, 7th/8th, and Upper School).  Certamen is Jeopardy!-style game, and all questions will be based on the Odyssey.