Presentation on theme: "Photos from the Sixth Annual St. Olaf Olympics October 1, 2011 (co-sponsored by the Society for Ancient History and the Delta Chi chapter of Eta Sigma."— Presentation transcript:
Photos from the Sixth Annual St. Olaf Olympics October 1, 2011 (co-sponsored by the Society for Ancient History and the Delta Chi chapter of Eta Sigma Phi)
Before the games, Prof. Howe holds the ceremonial staves…
…the guys smile or look fierce…
…the girls talk…
…and the small Brunelles play soccer and frisbee.
The company gathers in a circle with the ceremonial staves to recite ancient texts and sing the St. Olaf fight song in Greek.
Prof. Howe brandishes a sword.
Eric, prytanis and master of ceremonies, explains the discus throw.
Theophilus, winner of the discus throw.
The history girls smile.
Profs. Groton and CV demonstrate the Spartan relay.
The armed professors guard piles of candy, which the relay teams will attempt to steal.
The winning Spartan relay team.
The recitation contest: Aemilia Maria of Alexandria, the only contestant, declaims Horace’s Ode III.13, O Fons Bandusiae.
The fierce hoplites in armor.
‘In this sign, conquer.’‘Let the buyer beware!’
‘Fear is my food.’‘Victory is my law.’
‘Death.’‘Beware of me.’
The hoplite battle (red rover).
The costume contest.
The famed tug-of-war contest: Historians vs. Classicists
The Historians are victorious (with the help of the Classics prytanis).