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About JCL

JCL seeks to promote the study of Greek and Latin, to benefit students and teachers by supplementing the classroom experience, and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to classical antiquity. JCL offers members the opportunity to participate in academic, creative, and visual arts contests and to connect with classicists from around the world. 

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JCL Creed

We the members of the Junior Classical League, covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world. 

We believe an acquaintance with the civilization of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise this world of today, which is indebted to the ancient civilization in its government and laws, literature, language and arts. 

We affirm the JCL experience develops responsibility, fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires dedication and enriches our total growth.

JCL Song

Seeking the best, the highest our goal 

Working for greatness through glories of old.

Searching the realms of the golden past, 
We follow the classics' truths that last.

In knowledge, truth, and fellowship, we're growing everyday 
The friendly hand of J. C. L. aids in every way.

In Rome's proud steps we're marching on, 
with every true colleague,

And forever we'll hold to the Purple and Gold, 
of the Junior Classical League.

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