Beware the Ides of March!
“Be-togaed” middle school Latin students recently commemorated the assassination of Julius Caesar. In addition to wearing their favorite togas, students presented information to their classmates about the life, death, and contributions of Julius Caesar. Jordan Miller discussed Caesar’s early life and service to Rome as a consul. Chas Cook, pictured wearing a toga, presented the high-lights of Caesar’s brilliant military career. Caesar’s many contributions to the people of Rome were shared by Carly Dorr. Austin Rhodes, the class expert, detailed the assassination plot. “Beware the Ides of March! and Caesar’s superstitious beliefs were discussed by Tucker McKillop. Pamela Surran shared facts about the actual assassination, “Et tu, Brute!” The immortal speech by Marc Anthony, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen,” was masterfully “performed” by Morgan Smith. Finally, Kimmie Whitmire informed the class of Julius Caesar’s legacy to history.