‘Ab ovo usque ad mala’ at Latin Club’s Roman Banquet

‘Ab ovo usque ad mala’ at Latin Club’s Roman Banquet photo

In a feast fit for a king, the high school and middle school Latin Club members, along with adviser Anne Algieri, hosted a Roman Banquet at the Port Jefferson Village Center.

More than 50 students and their family members were in attendance at the ninth annual event. To recognize ancient Roman culture, students dressed in togas and tunicas, recited ancient Latin poems, performed traditional songs and feasted on traditional Roman foods.

Modeled on an ancient Roman banquet, the menu’s theme was “Ab ovo usque ad mala” (from eggs to apples), the equivalent of the modern expression “from soup to nuts.”