Orlando-Area Certamen

Hosted by Trinity Preparatory School and Winter Springs High School
Please direct inquiries to daniel_robie@scps.k12.fl.us

November 10, 2012

Winter Springs High School
130 Tuskawilla Road
Winter Springs, FL 32708

Registration Fee: $4 per student
Registration deadline: November 3rd
Lunch Fee: $4 per person
We will order a pizza lunch to be delivered between 11:30–12:00. If you would like to participate, the cost will be $4 per person. The $4 will cover two slices and a drink.

Tentative Schedule

Registration: 10:30 – 11:00
Opening assembly: 11:00
Level I preliminary rounds begin: 11:20
Level I semi-finals begin: 12:30
Level II and Advanced Level preliminary rounds begin: 1:00
Finals begin: 3:00
Finals should end by 4:30

Guidelines for sources and questions

Latin I Sources

Grammar: First and Second Declension nouns and adjectives (agreement); First and Second Conjugations and sum, in present, imperfect, and future tenses; Case Uses as follows: Nominative (Subject and Predicate Nominative), Genitive (Possession), Dative (Indirect Object), Accusative (Place to Which and Direct Object), Ablative (Place Where, Place from Which, Means, Manner, Accompaniment), and Vocative (Direct Address).
Vocabulary and Derivatives will be drawn from the lists provided for the old Tallahassee Certamen Workshop.
Mythology: Will be limited to Edith Hamilton, part 1 and the Regional Study Guide. Please consult the study questions compiled by Leslie Perkins.
History, Customs, and PMAQ will come from the Regional Study Guides from these categories.

Latin II Sources

Grammar: First, Second, and Third Declension Nouns and Adjectives; all four conjugations in the active and passive as well as sum, and possum; Case Uses as listed under Level I but also including Genitive (Description and Partitive Genitive), Dative (Possession and Reference), Accusative (Duration of Time), Ablative (Time When, Time within Which, Respect/Specification, Comparison and Degree of Difference); Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs; Demonstratives; Relative Pronouns; Interrogative Pronouns and Adjectives; Deponent verbs; and Participles.
Vocabulary and Derivatives: Will be drawn from relevant chapters of the textbooks mentioned under the Level I rubric. A good source for derivatives is the Schaeffer dictionary published by ACL.
Mythology: Will be limited to Edith Hamilton, parts 1-5.
History: Major sources will be the ACL Outline and the Regional Study Guides.
Customs: Consult Linda Mishkin's Basic Customs Notes as well as Harold Johnston's Private Life of the Romans.
PMAQ: Will come from the Regional Study Guide.

Advanced Level Sources

Advanced students are expected to be omniscient; however, we recommend the following sources of study:
Vocabulary: Basic Latin Vocabulary (published by ACL) and vocab from Vergil's Aeneid and Caesar's De Bello Gallico (AP Selections).
Derivatives: the ACL Derivatives list and Latin-English/English-Latin Derivative Dictionary available on the NJCL's National Classical Etymology Exam page.
Grammar: Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar.
History: A History of Rome by Cary and Scullard and The History of the Roman People by Ward, Heichelheim, and Yeo.
Mythology: Classical Mythology by Morford and Lenardon and The Meridian Handbook of Classical Mythology by Edward Tripp.
Latin Literature: A History of Latin Literature by Conte and The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature.


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