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Triclinium Esmeraldae
Office of R. Sellers and the
Villa of Q. Valerii Passeris
Cubiculum Sermonis
Law Room
Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers' Office
Thermopolium of Scintilla



Triclinium Esmeraldae

Directions: Officina, Hall 4 (to Offices D-L), Door 4 (to Officina Esmeraldae [A. Lukes]), south (to triclinium Esmeraldae); Shortcut @go Triclinium Esmeraldae

Resources: images of a triclinium, a plate, a mosaic of cibus, a bowl of figs [can access and eat a fig], a family eating dinner [pop up windows with selections of Petronius' Satyricon in English pertaining to getting settled on the couches, first hors d'oeuvres, second hors d'oeuvres, a main course, carving up an entree--all these are linked to other Satyricon selections in translations at another site, and a silver pitcher and bowl; bots; link to the Latin program at Paul VI Catholic High School.

Uses:tasting a fig (with various responses as to how it tastes) on a treasure huntreading selections of what the Romans may have eaten (in English)on the mosaic of cibus, there is a question "Can you identify the types of food?"



Office of R. Sellers and the Villa of Q. Valerii Passeris

Directions: Officina, Hall 6 (to Offices R-Z), Door 9 (to Office of R. Sellers). From the Office, go north (to Vestibulum Cauponae Apollodori), go north (to VIa Appia - - this is a NOT the Via Appia in Rome...), north (to Nova Verona), continue north (to the Villa Q. Valerii Passeris), southwest (to the Bibliotecha Passeris), and upstairs (to Cellula Amoris). Shortcut to office @go Office of R. Sellers and Shortcut to Villa @go Villa Q. Valerii Passeris.

Resources:Objects, five or six fictional characters, and two bots.A link to the web page of Latin program at Houston High School in Germantown, TNSeveral Rooms: Student Project Room, Vestibulum Cauponae Apollodori, Via Appia, Nova Verona, Villa Q. Valerii Passeris, Bibliotheca Passeris (a library in which there are several scrolls: several poems and letters of Catullus, Crudelis and Carum Erratum -- Latin "horror" stories by Latin 3 students, Seditio -- a Latin "horror" story, Praecipua -- Excerpts from Latin Christmas stories by Latin 1 students, Saturnalia ad Latinam Unam Venit -- a Latin Christmas story, a Latin epistle that students can find and translate), and the Cellula Amoris ( a room in which there is a Latin bot (Venus) and a few more scrolls: Stultitia et Pingue and Amor in Perpetuum -- Latin "love" stories from Latin 3 students, Cornelia's Wedding Revisited -- A Latin "love" story (a parody of the story in Ecce Romani Book Two).
Uses:
A complement to Ecce Romani, where visitors may interact with characters, which bear a resemblance to those in the textbook. The Catullus resources in the Estate of Q. V. Passer are simply intended to expose beginning students to the diversity of classical literature. The vocabulary and grammar is consistent with Ecce Romani (ca. Chapter 18).




Law Room

Directions: Officina, Hall 3 (to Offices A-C), Door 7 (to Bernard Cassidy's Office), Ahead (to Law Room); Shortcut @go Law Room

Resources: a collection of texts (Latin and English) of Roman legal sources (particularly Gaius and Justinian). These texts are accessed by clicking on a topic listed in a table of legal subjects.

Uses of Site: a source of primary source material not easily available otherwise to undergraduate students. The split frames allow the viewer to compare side by side the texts of two authors or the Latin and English of the same author.




Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers' Office

Directions: Officina, Hall 6 (to Offices R-Z), Door 6 (Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers' Office). Shortcut: @go Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers' Office

Resources: 5 Rooms: Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers' Office, Emperor Caligulas' reception hall, Venus' Chapel, Sibylla's Cave, and Student Project Room.3 Latin-speaking Bots: Emperor Caligula, Venus, and Sibylla.Objects: cista, cave, Octavia,Images and Links: bust of Caligula,  statue of Venus, statue of a Roman woman.
 

Uses: Students practice composing and understanding Latin.
 



Cubiculum Sermonis

Directions: Officina, hall1 (to Consuls' offices), aditus (to cubiculum sermonis) Shortcut: @go cubiculum sermonis

Resources:

Uses of Site: This is a room in which students at a relatively elementary level can speak, write, and read Latin in an enjoyable and fanciful setting by conversing with the mice, adding graffiti to the wall, and reading and/or translating the various Latin stories.


Thermopolium of Scintilla

Directions: Prima Porta, south (to Thermopolium of Scintilla); Shortcut @go Thermopolium of Scintilla

Resources:

Uses of Site: This is a fun place to teach visitors to VRoma about the nature of objects--how to pick them up, drop them, hand them to others, and use them in various ways. Since the images are authentic, the site also conveys a flavor of the ancient thermopolia, not to mention the ancient latrines.


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