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
“Veni, Vidi, Vici”
Crossing the Rubicon
“The die has been cast.”
“Et tu Brute?”
(from Shakespeare many centuries later)
“I found Rome a city of brick and left it a city of marble.”
Seven Hills of Rome
Palatine Hill is the one that most likely had the first settlements
The abbreviation SPQR is Latin (Senatus Populusque Romanus), which means, in English, the Senate and the Roman people.
(27 BCE to 576 CE)
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!