Monthly Constitutional: The Influence of Rome

Penn classics professor (and TPS parent) Campbell Grey was today's guest presenter in the second of this year's series of 8th grade Monthly Constitutionals.

Cam spoke to students about the legacy of ancient Rome in American political and philosophical discourse. Students considered the reasons why the Supreme Court looks almost exactly like a Roman temple and and why George Washington is depicted in apotheosis in the Capitol building. Cam also provided a masterful summary of ancient Roman history at the same time – all in 45 minutes!

(Teachers Emily Marston and Ashley Opalka were particularly delighted with today's discussion – they were both classics majors!)