Following the success of last year’s contest, which was won by the puellae,Professor William Fitzgerald, author of How to Read a Latin Poem, will be this year’s interrogator (quizmaster to barbarians). Harry Mount (Amo, Amas, Amat) is looking for three optimi for his team; Rachel Johnson is looking for three optimae for her team. So, if you know about the locative and how Caesar conquered Gaul, this is your chance. Members of the audience can also take part, and the puer or puella with the highest score will be give a year’s free membership of the London Library, worth £460. If you’d rather be on stage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the word NOMINATIVE in the subject line, and state your classical credentials.