An outreach project in Oxford primary schools, 2015-7

Led by the Ashmolean education department and the ASHLI project team, a range of activities were piloted that inspired pupils to find out more about Roman life using Latin inscriptions:

  • Picking a Roman name
  • Making a clay inscription with Roman name
  • Making a metal votive using Roman name and choosing a Roman job and an appropriate deity
  • Roman Army commands games
  • Decorating polystyrene “sling bullets” with Latin taunts
  • Learning about Roman mass production (including handling ancient objects if there was time

The Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project (AshLI) is a three-way collaboration between Warwick University, Oxford University and the Ashmolean Museum, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.