Beware the Ides of March, but Not these Videoconferences

Given today is the Ides of March, it seems fitting we post about videoconference opportunities on ancient Rome. Take a look on what’s up on CILC.org:

Daily Life in Ancient Rome: What was it like to live in ancient Rome? Discover the answer as you participate in an interactive gallery presentation led by docents in Penn Museum’s Roman Gallery. View and discuss artifacts that illustrate various aspects of daily life for the Romans. Examine childhood toys and learn about the educational system, see examples of portraiture and personal adornment, discover the variety of materials used to make domestic utensils, and understand the significance of the Emperor’s imprint on coins and public monuments.
Gods and Heroes of Greece and Rome: Learn why Herakles, Athena, and Dionysus populate the CMA galleries in sculpture, coins, vases and a sarcophagus.
Mythology: For centuries, Greco-Roman mythology has shaped Western civilization. The effects of which resonate down through history, impacting even our vocabulary. The words echo, narcissist and odyssey all share mythological origins. Come; explore these fascinating stories of epic love, heroic sacrifice, triumph and tragedy. In this lesson we will discover mythology through art! PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of this material, images containing nudity will be shown during this lesson.
Rome- Culture and Conquest: The students will be exposed to about a thousand years of Roman history and accomplishments in the form of slides and film clips and commentary from the instructor. they will also be making all the decisions as Engineers, Mappers, Quartermasters and Strategists in the Roman Legion to which they are assigned. After they make their plans and suggestions, we talk about and view what really happened. This is a program that makes history lives and involves students in the learning process.

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