About the Certamen
Certamen means "contest" in Latin. At this time, Certamen is a biannual event hosted by the Classical Archaeology Society in association with the CCAC.

The Certamen consists of teams of contestants who compete with each other by attempting to answer correctly the most questions posed. The questions come from all areas of classical studies, such as history, philosophy, art, literature, and language. But all of the questions are about ancient civilizations living in and around the Mediterranean.

The format of the Certamen can be downloaded here

If you have any questions about Certamen, when our next tournament is schedueled, or how you can become involved, email Rachel Dowell at RachelDanger@ou.edu.

View previous years of OU's Certamen - Fall 2007 - Fall 2005



Here are a few important Certamen links on the web:

The Certamen Questions Database:
http://www.geocities.com/bwduncan/

Massachusetts Junior Classical League:
http://www.geocities.com/massjcl/certamen.htm

Latin Trivia Website:
http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/history/ancient_history/roman_history.html

Certamen Beginner's Packet from the Latin Library:
http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/certamen/beginners.pdf