Certamen is a fast-paced, buzzer-based trivia game about classical mythology, ancient history, Roman culture and the Latin language. Certamen encourages teamwork, inspires dedication and self-motivation, sparks the competitive spirit and promotes the pure fun of learning. To develop basic classical literacy, all students will learn the fundamentals of classical mythology, history, mottoes, geography and etymology. Students will also be encouraged to select an area of specialization and evolve toward expertise in that realm as they hone skills of memorization, recall and language processing. Students will be invited to represent Flint Hill at monthly Saturday tournaments, and top performers will have a chance to try out for the state team representing Virginia at the National Latin Convention. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.