Roman Festival MMX
(Rotation 3 of 4 - Mr. T's class)
Date: Friday, April 30th at lunch
They would have a first course of something like olives, mice,salad, snails, oysters and perhaps peahens' eggs. They would then move on to a selection of meat and fish dishes - stuffed dormice was popular. They would like to have something special like ostrich, flamingo tongue, peacock or a wild boar as the center of their meal. They would then finish off with nuts, fruit, stuffed dates and honey cakes. Wine was drunk all the way through the meal which could go on for hours.
The Romans used to keep one room as a vomitorium. Guests who were full and wanted to eat more could go into this room to make themselves sick and then rejoin the group for more food. Sorry, we won't have one of those for our festival.
They used to have entertainers like jugglers, acrobats and dancers to perform during and after the meal.
Are you not entertained?
Roman's loved to be entertained. You or a small group must choose one of the following to entertain the patricians as they feast...
- Drama - short skit
- Other forms of appropriate entertainment
These are not allowed:
- Chariot Races.
Horses are one problem and the circus (found track) is another.
If you can find some way to recreate this on a smaller scale, please discuss with Mr. P
Bringing lions and other fierce beasts to class is out. Sorry!
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