Latin scholars tour the Parthenon

Latin classes took advantage of the local architectural landmark for an engaging place-based learning opportunity.
By Richard Rosenthal & Juliana Lewis, Latin Teachers

On Saturday, September 24, twenty High School and Middle School Latin scholars visited the Parthenon. No, students didn't jet to Greece for the weekend, but after studying the Athenian Parthenon, they did enjoy a trip to Centennial Park to tour Nashville's full-scale replica of the iconic temple.

There they joined Latin students from other Nashville schools for exciting stories about Athena, Poseidon, Medusa, and other mythological figures. Following the tour, USN's multi-talented students competed in Certamen (a Latin quiz bowl), an impromptu art contest, and Ultimate Frisbee. And, they proved strong enough to move a 7.5-ton bronze door.
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    • Students gather on the front steps of Nashville's Parthenon to listen as to stories of Greek mythology.

    • On Saturday, September 24, 20 High School and Middle School Latin scholars visited the Parthenon.

    • Laney Drew Hirt '24 and Zahra Ansari '27 pause for a photo in front of the statue of Athena.

    • Annie Williamson '28 and Charlotte Soslow '28 smile for a picture during the tour.

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