A student trip to Rome through the Hyde Center will provide direct experiences that will integrate Roman history, literature, and language with the students' previous study of Ancient Rome.
Students will spend a week in Rome exploring monuments and ruins such as the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Ara Pacis, and the Capitoline Museums. In addition students will visit the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. They will also travel to the ancient city of Ostia Antica. Students will be assigned nightly readings on Roman Architecture and city life in Ancient Rome. At each site students will participate in daily lectures on the history and architecture and their impact on the culture of ancient Rome.
Students will have the opportunity of declaiming Cicero in the Roman Forum, seeing the Theater of Pompey where Caesar was assassinated, or walking through the ancient ruins of the Pantheon or the Palatine Hill. This opportunity will make the Classics alive for any student of Latin.