Since 1987, the Reed College Classics department has sponsored a forum on Rome for high school students and teachers of Latin. Each November, students and teachers from around the Northwest gather on a Saturday to explore a topic related to the culture and literature of the early Romans. Reed faculty members facilitate morning discussion groups on the keynote address and lead afternoon seminars on a related topic.
There is no cost to attend; however, students must be in high school and currently or recently enrolled in a Latin course to participate in the program. Pre-registration is required.
"The goal of this program is to give students of Latin a sense of how interesting and wide-ranging the field of Latin and Classics can be and to challenge them to think about the Romans as remarkable people who dealt creatively with many of the same issues that face us today."
—Walter Englert, Omar and Althea Hoskins Professor of Classical Studies and Humanities, emeritus
"Your wonderful invention of more than 25 years still provides such impetus and joy to the classically inclined of the Pacific Northwest. As always, my students were delighted and talked of the experience with great enthusiasm."
—Michael Reinbold, High School Latin teacher emeritus
32nd Annual Program
Saturday November 16, 2019
Keynote Address: When Humans Become Artifacts: inventing and displaying body casts at Pompeii
Kevin Dicus, Assistant Professor of Classics
University of Oregon