Ode is a poem



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Ode To Ancient Rome


An ode is a poem about one specific thing that the writer thinks

is truly amazing and praiseworthy. This type of poem can focus

on a person, an object, or something abstract like a feeling or an idea.


Your Task: For this assignment, please write an ode of at least 15 lines in which you sing the virtues of ancient Rome. Please remember to use all of the information you have learned thus far this year in your tribute, including at least ten of the following terms:


Romulus and Remus


Etruscan Kings



Patricians


Plebeians


Aristocrats


Republic

Senate

Roman baths


Forum

Aqueducts

Julius Caesar


“Veni, Vidi, Vici”



Crossing the Rubicon

“The die has been cast.”


Punic Wars


“Et tu Brute?”

(from Shakespeare many centuries later)

Augustus Caesar


“I found Rome a city of brick and left it a city of marble.”



Pax Romana



Praetorian Guard



Strict Moral Codes


Emperor



Architecture


“All Roads Lead to Rome”



Pantheon



Public Welfare



Colosseum


Censes

Civil War

Citizen


Legacy

Seven Hills of Rome
Palatine Hill is the one that most likely had the first settlements

S.P.Q. R.


The abbreviation SPQR is Latin (Senatus Populusque Romanus), which means, in English, the Senate and the Roman people.

Roman Empire


(27 BCE to 576 CE)

Appian Way



Gladiatorial Combat




Your job is to praise the wonders of ancient Rome. Please be sure to use all of the descriptive writing tools that we have learned this trimester including simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, and hyperbole. See how well you can recount the wonders of this amazing ancient city. Have fun!


Ode Powerpoint to help you get started: Here!


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