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WHEREAS, the classics and classical antiquity continue to play an important role in modern society, from government and law to literature, language, science and the arts; and

WHEREAS, the study of classics includes the exploration of the languages and cultures of people prior to the Dark Ages; these areas of study focus on Roman epics such as the Aeneid, or the memoirs of Julius Caesar in the original language of Latin, the history of Roman military expeditions, and Latin grammar as it relates to English, among many other ventures. Classics studies in Greek culture include but is not limited to the exploration of the first democracy through primary resources, literature and classical architecture; and

WHEREAS, currently there are five chapters of educational organizations around the Silver State comprising of over 150 middle and high school students, that are dedicated to furthering students’ education in the classics through educational and cultural opportunities. Students also participate in community service endeavors that aim to increase literacy and provide resources to individuals in need; and

WHEREAS, the members of classical education organizations in Nevada recognize the connections and positive influence of classical culture upon our society and encourage students to be role models in their communities by practicing the classical principles of good citizenship, critical and analytical thinking, philosophical inquiries, public speaking, and participation in the democratic process; and

WHEREAS, Nevada Classics Week is held in commemoration of the traditional Dies Natalis, or “day of birth” of Rome - April 21st - offering the opportunity for Nevadans to explore and connect with the legacies of Greece and Rome as they relate to our contemporary society; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of April 18 - 24, 2022, as

NEVADA CLASSICS WEEK

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 15th day of April 2022.

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