VENIMUS, VIDIMUS, VICIMUS!
Tormead pupil Amelia Gall wins the first prize ever for Britain in the prestigious Certamen Ciceronianum Arpinas, held annually in Cicero’s home town. Amelia came 7th out of the 291 candidates who competed for the 11 prizes and 5 honorary mentions awarded. For a full list of this year’s winners please see http://www.certamenciceronianum.it/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=241&Itemid=135
The XXXII edition of the Certamen (11th -13th May 2012) attracted Latinists in their final year of secondary education from 16 European countries. In a five-hour long paper the candidates were required to translate, using a dictionary, an unseen passage (approx . 250 words) from Cicero’s De republica and to write a commentary on it. The topic of the passage was an sapientis sit rei publicae accipere habenas.
If anyone is interested in taking their pupils to Arpino next year, please e-mail ICiuca@tormeadschool.org.uk .
VALETE QUAM OPTIME