We regret to announce that the MMXX Lone Star Classical Convention has been canceled. Those who have already registered will receive a full refund. This decision was made out of respect for the ban that Austin has placed on large gatherings and out of concern for those among us who may be susceptible to COVID-19. While this cancellation comes as a disappointment, we must remember at this time that our actions as individuals can have far-reaching consequences on those around us. As Christians we are called to “look not only to [our] own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4). May God’s abundant grace hold you all in health and peace.
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The Christian Fellowship for Classical Studies
Presents the MMXX Lone Star
The Christian Fellowship for Classical Studies is a student organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for strengthening Christian community and fellowship among students to promote the enjoyment of classical language and culture, from ancient to present, as seen through a biblical worldview.
Participation is open to all students of classical education in secondary schools or home school settings. The content of all events is designed to complement the studies of classical schools, with a focus on ancient and Medieval history and literature. Our events are designed to include support for both Greek and Latin studies and will embrace both sacred and secular content.
We invite students of classical secondary schools to a weekend of enjoyment as we explore the theme of AMICITIA with friends new and old from across the Lone Star State. Participants will engage in a number of events both social and competitive that celebrate their common studies in the classical world.
Dates: April 17-18, 2020
Location: Regents School of Austin
Student Registration: $50 (by the Ides of March) | $60 after March 15
Teacher Registration: $30
*Meals Included with Registration Fee*
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Dr. Louis Markos is Professor in English at Houston Baptist University, where he also holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He earned his B.A. in English and History from Colgate University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. Dr. Markos specializes in British romantic poetry, literary theory, and the classics. He teaches courses in all three of these areas, as well as in Victorian poetry and prose, 17th-century poetry and prose, mythology, epic, and film. He received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the University of Michigan and was named the Opal Goolsby Teacher of the Year at Houston Baptist University. Dr. Markos is also the author of numerous books and articles, most recently in Christianity Today; The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving, Homeschool Elitists.
Download Contest Descriptions and Guidelines
The Christian Fellowship for Classical Studies needs an official logo for our student organization! The board of CFCS invites classical students to design a logo that reflects the CFCS purpose statement. Submissions ought to portray a classical style and biblical worldview. Entries may be hand drawn or digitally crafted. All entries should be submitted by March 1st via email to email@example.com.
Winners will receive free registration to the 2020 Lone Star Classical Convention, a convention t-shirt, and a novella. The runner-up will receive a t-shirt and a novella.
CFCS Convention Program
Vernard Gant, Robert Enlow, and David Hardy will discuss the current state of education policy and reform.
Welcome, Dinner, and Entertainment in the Grammar Conference Room
Mixed Certamen: Minores, Maiores, Optimates in Rooms Assigned by Level
Followed by Latin board games/cards
Art Registration in Dance Room
All teachers must be in attendance!
School Basecamp in Hearth Room
Minores, Maiores, Optimates in Rooms Assigned by Level
Meeting for Art Judges in Dance Room
Meeting for Declamation Judges in Math Classrooms
Olympika: Track – 100, 200, 440 Relay Field – Frisbee & Softball Throw, Running Long Jump
Minores & Maiores only; Rooms Assigned by Level
Optimates Declamation Ex Tempore Team Declamation
Free Ludi: 4 square, gaga pit Organized Ludi: basketball, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag
Seminar II: Dr. Markos on De Amicitia
Maiores & Optimates, grades 9-12 only
Registration5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sponsors’/Moderators’ Meeting6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Epulatio RomanaWelcome, Dinner, and Entertainment in the Grammar Conference Room6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mixed CertamenMixed Certamen8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seminar I: Spoken Latin & GreekFollowed by Latin board games/cards8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Late Registration7:30 am - 8:00 am
Art RegistrationArt Registration in Dance Room7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast for Students7:30 am - 8:30 am
Proctor Assignments for Academic TestsAll teachers must be in attendance!8:00 am - 8:30 am
School BasecampSchool Basecamp in Hearth Room8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Academic ContestsMinores, Maiores, Optimates in Rooms Assigned by Level8:30 am - 10:30 am
Meeting for Art JudgesMeeting for Art Judges in Dance Room8:30 am - 9:00 am
Meeting for Declamation JudgesMeeting for Declamation Judges in Math Classrooms9:30 am - 10:00 am
OlympikaOlympika: Track & Field10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prepared DeclamationMinores & Maiores only; Rooms Assigned by Level10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Public Declamationin Amphitheater (Optimates only)12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
LudiFree & Organized Ludi12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar II: Dr. Markos on De Amicitiain Gallery1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Art Viewing & Pick Upin Dance Room2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seminar III: Socratic Discussion w/ Dr. MarkosMaiores & Optimates, grades 9-12 only2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Awards Ceremony4:00 pm - 5:00 pm