Certamen Iulianum

Horatius tibi, linguae Latinae cultori, s. p.
d.

 

Diuturnum silentium longo post tempore, tua
fisus comitate atque benignitate, praeclarum ob inceptum, quo nullum linguae
litterarumque Latinarum cultoribus nec potius nec praestantius, nunc demum
rumpere ualet ac iuuat. Ideo habe me excusatum, si aliquod temporis spatium
tibi auferre audeo.

Cum autem nonnullis e documentis compertum
habeam animum tuum linguae Latinae non captum sed uoratum amore, imo ex corde
oro atque obsecro, ut hoc Certaminis Iuliani praeconium, quod possis et
liceat, in discipulis, in amicis, in Romanorum sermonis cultoribus longe
lateque uulges ac diffundas. Quo perfecto, non ipse sed tantus linguae cultus
tantumque Certamen tibi gratum est et maximas plurimasque agit
gratias.

Nam Certamen Iulianum, uti profecto scis,
unum in uniuerso terrarum orbe, quod sciam, callidis tantum gymnasioroum
lyceorumque discipulis dicatum exstat. Quod uero linguae Latinae cultum prouehit,
studium alit, amorem fouet.
Ideo, rerum dulcissime, te oro, ut
discipulos tuos, qui Latine scribere calleant, idoneis horteris uerbis, ut
Certaminis petitores intersint. Quo perfecto, secundi discipulorum euentus uel
laudi uel honori uel superbiae tibi iure meritoque sunt. Ideo spero fore, ut te quoque cum discipulis
tuis uictoribus apud Lyceum Romanum Id. Mart. A. MMVIII uideam et
amplectar.

Cura interea ut quam plurimum ualeas.

Romae a. d. III Kal. Nov. a.
MMVII

 

 

LYCEVM – GYMNASIVM PVBLICVM
ROMANVM

“C. GIVLIO CESARE”

 

 

CERTAMEN IVLIANVM 

I V

 

Omnibus lyceorum discipulis, linguae Latinae
cultoribus, I V Certamen Iulianum proponitur, quod Idibus Martiis anno MMVIII
apud Lyceum Romanum “Giulio Cesare” celebrabitur.

Petitor, qui opusculo uel prosa uel astricta
oratione composito, Certamini interesse cupiat, sibi ipsi nouum seligat
argumentum, ad huius aetatis uel res pertinens si uolt, de quo Latine
agat.

Omnibus tamen haec obseruentur
praecepta:

-        
scripta, quae prosa oratione exarantur, summum DCC uerba, minimum CCCL
complectantur;

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poetarum fetus ne minus XX uersibus constet neque numerum XXX uersuum
excedat;

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petitor, ubicumque terrarum est, quinque operis sui
exemplaria, ad unum tantum argumentum pertinentia, machinula scriptoria uel
computatro exarata, pridie Kalendas Februarias anno MMVIII mittenda
curet;

-        
petitor opus suum in summa pagina sententiola
notet, quam super inuolucrum, in quo scidula nomen et cognomen nec non
domicilium lyceique titulum exhibens claudetur, grandibus litteris
exarabit;

-        
petitor denique curet, ne nomen super inuolucrum exterius exaret. Id si
faciat, excludetur.

Victoribus haec praemia
tribuentur:

-        
qui inter omnes superior discesserit, diplomate et
quingentis eurinummis honestabitur;

-        
qui uictori proximo euaserit, diplomate et
quadringentis eurinummis decorabitur;

-        
qui tertio praemio dignus existimatus erit,
diplomate et trecentis eurinummis ornabitur;

-        
qui publica laude digni fuerint, diplomatibus
tantum donabuntur.

Vnusquisque petitor, si uoluerit, siue soluta
siue astricta oratione in idem certamen descendere poterit, dummodo unum
tantum opusculum in utraque exibeat. Scripta praemiis et publica laude ornata
edentur; nullo praemio decorata, non reddentur.

Scripta per tabellarios publicos unusquisque petitor,
suis impensis, mittenda curabit: Certamen Iulianum, Liceo “Giulio
Cesare”

                         
 Corso Trieste n° 48 – I
00198 ROMA- Tel 06.8416353-

                          
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.355339

www.liceogiuliocesare.it     e-mail:
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PRAESES AC
MODERATRIX

                                                                      
Carola Sbrana
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturnalia in Chester

From Brian Bishop:

Colleagues may wish to be informed that Chester City council,
www.chester.gov.uk are arranging a Saturnalia in Chester on Thursday, 20th
December at 7p.m.

Deva Victrix Legio XX will march from the Amphitheatre to High Cross and
torches will be lit.

What missing Latin works would you like to see?

Mary Beard's latest blog offering raises the old question of what lost Latin manuscripts you would like to be discovered – and at the moment the focus is on what might be found in Herculaneum.

Mary provides her own short list, and commenters discuss her and their own choices.

Worth a look.

OUP planning A level CD roms

An email via the OCR Classics Community tells me that Oxford University Press is OCR's publishing partner.

OUP invites Classics teachers to fill in a questionnaire  about what help they would like provided.

I took the questionnaire to find out what it contains – making it clear that I am retired and why I was filling in the forms.

At the end I was taken to this OUP page which reveals plans to produce four CD roms next Spring, for Latin and Class Civ at AS and A2 levels. The Latin CD roms will cost £125 each and the Class Civ CD roms £150 each.

It seems very sensible in view of the delicate state of Classics in this country that publishers should not go in for expensive duplication, and since CSCP has concentrated on beginner to GCSE learners, OUP's efforts are rightly directed elsewhere.

I do sincerely hope, as I wrote in the questionnaire, that these two excellent publishers will co-operate as far as possible, for the good of the Classics.

I do wonder, though, what is happening when CUP publishes most or all of the set texts for GCSE at present and OUP is OCR's 'publishing partner'. Is OCR just trying to be even-handed, or are changes planned?

Canada's Latin motto – agitation for change

A controversy (I don't think it is a big one) about whether the motto about 'his dominion shall be from sea to sea' should be changed to include a claim to the Arctic Ocean (!) Pupils could follow the Latin easily, so it might be a point of interest in a classroom.

It's in The Star

The March 1st 2008 INSET (Refresher Day)

The deails and an application form are on line here.

Coriolanus and Julius CAesar at Mercury Theatre, Colchester

The East Anglian Daily Times has a long piece about Shakespeare's two plays in Colchester. What's different is that Coriolanus has an all-male cast, and JC an all-female cast.

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