Ever wonder what it would have been like to watch chariot races, participate in the Olympic Games or fight a gladiator in ancient Greece or Rome? If you have, here’s your chance travel back in time with UNCG’s Classical Society to find out.
The group’s fifth annual Classics Day will be on Saturday, Nov. 14. Attendees will be able to participate in Olympic games, such as discus, javelin and foot races, as well as step into the gladiatorial ring and try their hand at ancient Roman games. There will be a puppet show, a Greek tragedy and a Roman comedy for entertainment, and students will demonstrate Greek and Roman military techniques. The Oracle at Delphi will make an appearance, and UNCG students and attendees will participate in a human-drawn chariot race.
The Classical Society expects a large crowd once again this year and hopes to surpass last year’s attendance of more than 400 individuals.
Classics Day will be Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Stone Lawn, in front of the Stone Building on College Avenue.
By Jeanie Groh
Archival photo from earlier year