by Elizabeth McBride
Special Projects Manager
This morning the Latin program, chaperoned by Latin teacher Chris Semper, went on a field trip to see Paul W.S. Anderson’s new movie “Pompeii,” which is a fictional account of the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on the town of Pompeii.
According to IMDB.com, the movie is set in 79 A.D., and is an epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been set up to marry a corrupt Roman senator. As he fights his way through the chaos of the eruption, Milo puts his life in danger to save his beloved Cassia.
The Latin program went to a showing of the movie this morning at the Regal Biltmore Grande Stadium 15, which is the earliest showing today. According to Semper, the theater agreed to hold the private viewing as long as the group was at least 100 people in number.
The Latin classes are accompanied with the Latin students of Enka High School in order to assure they would have enough students going. The Enka Latin students are also joining the Latin program on their trip to Italy over spring break.
In order for the group to see a private, pre-showing of the movie, there had to be at least 100 people attend the movie, which is why Semper invited Enka to go with them.
Sophomore Jennie Boase was excited to go to the movie on a field trip that was both educational and fun.
“I was really excited to go see “Pompeii” to see how the people working on the movie would show certain aspects of Roman culture with modern day technology,” Boase said. “I think that it is going to be a good representation of how things were at the time.”