Roman Magistrate Victoria was a splendid sight in scale armor and helmet, red plume catching the breeze. To the school yard she marched, togaed citizens at her side. Latin Naming Day was upon them at last – a great day to be a seventh grader!
Calling upon the gods, the magistrate laid her hands upon each citizen one by one, and with joyful pomp, proclaimed three Latin names. A trumpet sounded, the citizens laughed, Latin lives and thrives.
A triumph of teaching in Victoria Rondeau’s class!
At left, Red, Siberian Husky, stands in as chariot for a Roman “soldier”.