A lot has happened since we last checked in, but every moment has been packed full of fun. Yesterday we were off having a blast watching Shakespeare's The Tempest and exploring the grounds of the outdoor theater. Of course we were catching all the allusions to Greek and Roman culture. Our people involved in the play were busy absorbing techniques from the wonderful actors.
Today, however, we had a very enriching visit from some Roman soldiers and citizens. Legio XX had much for us to try on and to teach us! We marched with a centurion, threw replica pillas, weaved wool, and tried on armor and weapons.
We also had the pleasure of cooking our own authentic Roman cuisine. But all the cooks could not fit in the kitchen! So we enjoyed creating our own stories in Latin, talking about the play last night, and playing some Latin scrabble. Sadly we don't have the images right now, so please enjoy this photo of all of us in our Roman garb!
Alright omnes that is all for now. Hope all is well in the techno-world.
See you next time,
Hannah & Hannah :)
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