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Getting to Know Primigenia

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Title:

Getting to Know Primigenia

URL:

http://ancientgraffiti.org/about/teaching-resources/lesson-plans/lesson-plan-5-getting-to-know-primigenia/

Content Source:

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The Ancient Graffiti Project
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This Latin activity references an inscription found by archeologists regarding Pompeii's neighbor, Nuceria. This inscription is a short poem that has cultural connections to Ovid's "Ars Armatoria." It also is a perfect lead into discussions on the significance of signet rings in Roman social, political, and business culture. Finally, the poem promotes discussion about the name Primigenia and its connections to other graffiti found throughout Ancient Rome. Extension activities include creating a story about Primigenia, designing signet rings, or mapping out the journey from Pompeii to Nuceria.

Content Standard(s):
Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
1) Respond appropriately to simple questions, statements, commands, or non-verbal stimuli.

a. Greet people and introduce self to others.

b. Answer simple questions in single words or short phrases.

c. Answer simple questions relevant to a reading or lesson.

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
2) Read and understand appropriate Latin vocabulary, inflectional systems, and syntax.

a. Summarize and translate passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate for Level I.

b. Answer questions in Latin or English about short passages of Latin composed or adapted for acquisition of content and language skills appropriate to Level I.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level I: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
13) Identify similarities of their own culture to that of the Greco-Roman world.

Examples: Architecture, daily life, themes and heroes of classical mythology.

Tags: Ars Armatoria, Authentic Resource, Communication, Culture, Graffiti, Latin, Ovid, Primigenia, Reading and Comprehension, Roman Values, Rome, Signet Rings, Translation
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