Published on April 23, 2013  

Samford University’s Classics Department will host the 58th Annual Convention of the Alabama Junior Classical League April 26-27.

Event organizers expect 500-600 students from Alabama high schools to take part in two days of events focused on ancient Greece and Rome.

Special activities are a highlight of the annual convention, and this year will include team games on Samford’s Quad, a costumed banquet, academic and artistic Olympiads and Certamen quiz bowl.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.