I took a group of my year 11 students to the Senior Classics Dinner, at Trinity Grammar School last night. The dinner is organised by the CLTA every year and is always lots of fun. For me it's good to see my Latin teaching colleagues, and for the students it's good to meet other like-minded students from around Sydney, to dress up, to have a nice meal and to play a bit of trivia. The trivia is always fiendishly difficult, here are a few of the questions that I had trouble answering myself*:
What is the literal translation of the names of the following pieces of equipment?
With which particular bodies of water were the following types of Naiads associated?
- Limnades (or Limnatides)
Which modern day public holidays in Australia fall very close to, or on, the following Roman festivals?
- Quinquatria (in honour of Minerva)
- Robigalia (in honour of Robigus)
- Vestalia (in honour of Vesta)
- Ieiunium Cereris (Fast of Ceres)
- Dies Natalis Invicti Solis (Festival of the Invincible Sun god)
I'll give the answers in the comments next week.
[*this may say more about me than the questions]