Activities to introduce students to Roman naming practices.
- Student notes worksheet with teacher key
- Name/Family challenge: Using what students know about names, they must re-assemble a family tree given only the members’ names
- Trajan’s name: Students analyze Trajan’s full name, including honorific titles
- Biography project with rubric: Students create their own Roman and make-up a biography for them
- Quiz with answer key
The notes worksheet is designed to go along with the reading in Ecce Romani 1A (pg 84) but can be used with any text.
The included list for “Choosing a Roman name” comes from the NOVA ROMA wiki (see preview). Although I recommend using this packet to help students with their project, all credit goes to Nova Roman for compiling the list: http://www.novaroma.org/nr/Choosing_a_Roman_name