Cincinnatus, Polybius, Livy, Cicero. Caesar, Brutus, Caligula.
These were the main characters in today's Monthly Constitutional, presented by Penn classical studies professor Campbell Grey.
Cam spoke to our 8th graders about how the structure of the Roman Republic influenced our nation's founders. Students considered the reasons why Abraham Lincoln's seat in the Lincoln Memorial is embellished with Roman fasces. And why a sculpture of George Washington depicts him wearing a Roman toga.