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Engage your students in ancient Roman history with this in-class activity built around Ovid and the Ars Amatoria

Though most famous for his epic poem The Metamorpheses, Ovid also wrote several other works, including a guide to dating etiquette entitled Ars Amatoria or "The Art of Love." Latin instructor Skye Shirley has put together a unique classroom activity that brings the culture and history of Rome to life through the analysis of primary resources. Perfect for a wide variety of classroom subjects, students will learn:

  • How to engage meaningfully with a primary source
  • Functions and descriptions of ancient Roman buildings
  • How to compare cultural norms from the past with their own day-to-day lives

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