Saturday, December 19, 2009

Roman Feast

This Ancient Civilizations semester ended with our study on Rome. We celebrated a job well done by this great group of kids by having a Roman Feast and having an evening that included the Dads. We decorated with columns, mosaics, standards, laurel wreaths, stolas(garments) and food from that time period.

This is a costume, Olivia wanted to wear...not a surprise to anyone!

We had representatives from every township and tribe. Notice the gladiator on the far right.
These were the standards that each student made. It represented them, and they understood that each camp set up a standard in battle so the enemy would know who they were coming against. I loved how we were able to incorporate so much of the words that Paul wrote to us in various books of the bible. We took the time to learn about the armor of the Roman soldiers and the armor of God which we are challenged to pick up and use daily.
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17

The kids just fell right into character by lounging on the pillows and at the tables. They loved breaking off the chunks of bread and drinking the "wine".
This was the foods of the feast. We had lamb, chicken, olives, artichokes, and many other super great things to eat. We all were full by the end of the night.
The best part of the night was when the group of kids raised their glasses in a toast to all of us parents and our hard work for them.
This was the whole room. Yes, doesn't it look like Pontius Pilate was there with us?
These were two bums we found hanging around outside and welcomed in....after all it is Christmas. Not really, just two of the Dads!


Jeanne said...

Wow Jill! What a super cool night of Roman Feastusses! I love it all :) Olivia was workin it out in her outfit! Reminds me of one of my own...

The Light's, party of 4 said...

This was by far the best yet in my opinion! We had a wonderful time and the kids were just wonderful. It did bring tears to my eys when Steph had everyone raise their glasses.