In high school Latin class, we were provided with the opportunity to clean coins from ancient Rome. This program was put forth by ACE, Ancient Coins for Education. As part of this program, an essay contest was put on regarding inscriptions, as inscriptions were studied along with the coins. My teacher at the time, Ms. Gibert, had me participate. The idea was to write an essay in 1st or 3rd person from the point of view of the person whom the inscription was for, by, or a passerby reading the inscription. Here’s the result.