Published on April 23, 2013 by Sean Flynt  

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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.