In the late 1960s Sister Therese Marie Daugherty of the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore invented a game of quick recall of facts about the ancient world called Certamen. Now under the sponsorship of the National Junior Classical League Certamen has reached Las Vegas, where the national competition was recently held. The story is in today’s Boston Globe, "Translate ‘national champions’ into Latin"
By Lawrence Harmon
For a description of Certamen see http://njcl.org/pages/njcl-certamen .
What tickles me most about the competition is that the winning team, drawn from various eastern Massachusetts schools, is “made up of immigrants or children of immigrants from Haiti, China, Albania and India.”
So much for Latin as a WASP prerogative!