Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics


On Saturday, December 1, 2012 the department hosted its first annual Certamen, in which local high school students competed in answering questions on Latin and mythology. UC Classics major Michelle Martinez organized the event, with the help of Larry Dean (ABD from UC), who teaches at from Summit Country Day. Other participating schools and teachers included Jeff Brickler from Nagel/Turpin (B.A. from UC, M.A. from OSU), Tara Ligon from Walnut Hills (B.A. and M.A. from UC), David Ligon from Ursuline (pictured above, ABD from UC), Kyle Lovett from McAuley (B.A. from UC), K.C. Kless and Mark Atwood (M.A. from UC) from Indian Hill, Mark Torlone from Sycamore, and Brian Sebastian from Seven Hills.

Ron Jackson, Dean of UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, welcomed the students. Susan Prince (Director of Undergraduate Studies and faculty organizer of the event), Lauren Ginsberg, Kathryn Gutzwiller, and Jacquie Riley spoke to the participants about the Classics program at UC.