At University School of the Lowcountry, our students study Latin as part of our Global Languages program. We provide them the opportunity to attend the annual Classics Day, hosted by College of Charleston. It gives them an opportunity to explore the Latin language in a new environment and experience life on a college campus as well.
USL 12th grader Bridget Conway shares:
“I eagerly took up the opportunity to attend Classics Day at the College of Charleston when my Latin teacher announced it to the student body. A few middle school students and I enjoyed the full-day event, attending lectures including “An Empire of the Mind: The Egypt of Ptolemy I,” “The World’s First Alphabet: The Invention of Writing in Ancient Greece,” “What You Can Do with a Classics Major,” and “From the Arena to the Circus to the Stars: Screening Epic Heroes in the 21st Century.” Additionally, a student attending the College spoke about the armor and weaponry of the ancient Romans while dressed, with historic accuracy, as a Roman soldier. I particularly enjoyed the first lecture about Ptolemy I, as it wonderfully balanced a review of concepts I learned in seventh grade Ancient History, and new information I found fascinating.
The day was informative not only because of what I learned, but also because of its setting on a college campus. As a high school senior, I found spending the day in a real college setting – traveling from building to building, observing real lecture given by professors, and being with college-aged students – extremely valuable. I will remember the day as I begin my college career next fall.”
USL student Matthew Horan shares: