On Thursday, June 5, 2014, Morristown High School’s Classics Academy will strut its stuff, sharing projects by elite students who have spent the year searching for links between Antiquity and modern life.
The presentations start at 6 pm and we enthusiastically recommend them.
To put you in the mood, here are video highlights from last month’s Chariot Races at MHS.
Well, highlights might not be precisely accurate. Year 13 of this popular competition proved decidedly unlucky–suggesting that the Latin Club may want to spend more time studying Roman engineering.
The winning student-designed chariot, Fac Id (that’s Latin for Nike’s Just Do It slogan), won because, in the words of sophomore builder Ben Edwards, “It didn’t fall apart…that definitely helped us in the long run.”
Five of six chariots did fall apart. But if anyone had mounted a challenge, Team Fac Id was ready with a secret weapon: Caecilius. This textbook character, painted on the front of the chariot, was primed to spit a stream of “blood” at anything in its path.
Hey, like the Velites said, it never hurts to Be Prepared.
Our thanks to MHS broadcasting students Matt Prusso and Darren Gong for this rough-and-tumble video.