Dress your little Romans with pride!March 15, 2007 at 1:45 pm | Posted in Ancient Rome, Britain, British History, Roman Britain, School event | 8 Comments
The singing centurion on Ancient Roman Day at school:
You-know-who has been busy painting his helmet and shield in preparation for this event. It happens on the same day as his guitar lesson, so he has that slung over his right shoulder.*
B suggested the title of this post, remembering the sign we saw in the Roman Bathhouse in Caerleon on Sunday, when we roamed the ancient Roman remains and picked up the basis for ykw’s centurion outfit.
This was a few days after ykw woke one morning and announced that his original inspiration to dress as a hoplite was a bad idea. (I always tell the kids it is OK to change their minds 😉 so he knew he was safe telling us his true feelings.)
He had dreamed he was attacked by the Roman enemy all day today, because it turns out he had forgotten that hoplites were Greek! So he chose to switch to dressing as an officer of the Roman Army, knowing we had the good fortune of a trip to Caerleon planned anyway:
* Ykw is lucky he has no homework on Wednesdays, as he would have had to have carried his backpack too. On Mondays he has to take his sports kit for the week into school … we are beginning to think he needs his own sherpa! (Actually, he is his own sherpa, determined, as he is always is, to carry all his gear himself.)