Published April 17, 2016

Classics Day

Olympic games, chariot races, gladiatorial combat on Tap for April 23 event
The masses have spoken, and they want more ancient Olympic games, chariot races and gladiatorial combat.


Monmouth College’s Second Annual Classics Day festival will be held from 1-4 p.m. April 23 on the Quad, in the middle of campus. The inclement weather site is the Huff Athletic Center. Classics Day is open to all ages and is free of charge.

The inaugural Classics Day, held last spring, was winner of the 2015 Award for Outstanding Promotional Activity in Classics from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.

“Classics Day will include more than 25 different events – including ancient Greek Olympics and Greek and Roman military demonstrations – that highlight and illuminate institutions and practices from the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome,” said assistant professor of classics Robert Simmons. “Almost all events are interactive, with attendees able to try on ancient-style clothing and military equipment, play ancient games, and much more.”

A list of events and times of main demonstrations can be found at the Classics Day Festival Facebook event. For more information, contact Simmons at rsimmons@monmouthcollege.edu or 336-457-2378.
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