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Ancient Rome

 
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The Story of Rome
by Mary Macgregor
A vivid account of the story of Rome from the earliest times to the death of Augustus, retold for children, chronicling the birth of a city and its growth through storm and struggle to become a great world empire. Gives short accounts of battles and campaigns, and of the men who expanded the borders of the Roman empire to include all lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Ages 10-14
593 pages $18.95    

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Famous Men of Rome
by John H. Haaren
Attractive biographical sketches of twenty-eight of the most prominent characters in the history of ancient Rome, from its founding to its fall. Includes most of the best known characters from the kingdom and republic of Rome, as well as the most prominent personages from the imperial age. Each story is told in a clear, simple manner, and is well calculated to awaken and stimulate the youthful imagination. Ages 9-12
240 pages $11.95    

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Romulus
by Jacob Abbott
Story of the early days of Rome, beginning with the flight of Aeneas from Troy and his landing in Latium, continuing with the rivalry of Romulus and Remus, and culminating in the founding of Rome. Ages 12-18
214 pages $10.95    

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Julius Caesar
by Jacob Abbott
A stirring account of one of the most controversial figures in history, who, driven by ambition, rose to power in ancient Rome. Relates how Caesar, one of the three greatest generals in the ancient world, used his many victories on the battlefield to build his power base in Rome, then how he increased his popularity and won over many of his rivals through diplomacy, before being assassinated in the Roman Senate on the Ides of March in 44 B.C. Ages 12-18
160 pages $10.95    

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Our Young Folks' Plutarch
by Rosalie Kaufman
Fifty retellings from Plutarch's Lives skillfully adapted for children. Includes the conquests of Alexander the Great, how Demosthenes became an orator, the conspiracy against Caesar, the life of Lycurgus the law-giver of Sparta, the exploits of Pyrrhus and others. Ages 10-14
627 pages $19.95    

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Stories from Ancient Rome
by Alfred J. Church
Stories of the early days of Rome, from the time of the kings through the establishment of the republic and its struggles with other peoples on the Italian peninsula, and concluding with the wars with Carthage. Ages 9-12
96 pages $7.95    

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The Aeneid for Boys and Girls
by Alfred J. Church
Relates in vigorous prose the tale of Aeneas, the legendary ancestor of Romulus, who escaped from the burning city of Troy and wandered the Mediterranean for years before settling in Italy. Patterned after the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Aeneid was composed as an epic poem by Virgil, to glorify the imperial city of Rome. Ages 8-12
162 pages $9.95    

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Stories from Livy
by Alfred J. Church
Tales of early Roman history drawn from the greatest of Roman historians, and admirably retold by Alfred J. Church. Features stories of the founding of Rome, the expulsion of kings, and the early days of the republic. Ages 11-14
196 pages $9.95    

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The Story of the Romans
by Helene A. Guerber
Elementary history of Rome, presenting short stories of the great heroes, mythical and historical, from Aeneas and the founding of Rome to the fall of the western empire. Around the famous characters of Rome are graphically grouped the great events with which their names will forever stand connected. Vivid descriptions bring to life the events narrated, making history attractive to the young, and awakening their enthusiasm for further reading and study. Ages 10-14
349 pages $13.95    

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Streams of History: Ancient Rome
by Ellwood W. Kemp
Presents the geography of Italy and the life of Rome at three different periods of her growth: her infancy, her strong manhood, and her old age. Relates how Rome in her early years established herself in Italy, then engaged in conflict with Carthage, her most powerful neighbor and enemy, and finally extended her power all around the Mediterranean, giving to the world peace, law and order, and making unconsciously a highway both for Greek culture and for Christianity to spread to the West. Ages 9-11
92 pages $7.95    

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Hannibal
by Jacob Abbott
An account of the life of the famous Carthaginian general who acquired distinction as a warrior by his desperate contests with the Romans. This lively treatment of the Punic Wars graphically depicts Hannibal's crossing of the Alps with his elephants, the battles he waged in Italy, his eventual defeat, and the ultimate destruction of Carthage. Ages 12-18
210 pages $10.95    

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Plutarch's Lives for Boys and Girls
by W. H. Weston
Selected lives from Plutarch admirably retold by W. H. Weston, including six Greeks (Aristides, Themistocles, Pelopidas, Timoleon, Alexander, Philopoemen) and six Romans (Coriolanus, Tiberius Gracchus, Caius Gracchus, Caius Marius, Julius Caesar, and Brutus). Introductory material by the reteller sets each life in its historical context. Ages 10-14
414 pages $14.95    

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The Children's Plutarch: Tales of the Romans
by F. J. Gould
Collection of stories of ancient Romans skillfully adapted from Plutarch's Lives, with emphasis placed on the characters of the individuals portrayed. Excellent as an introduction to the biographies of Plutarch. Includes three black and white illustrations by Walter Crane. Ages 8-10
166 pages $9.95    

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Stories from the History of Rome
by Emily Beesly
Stories from the history of Rome for the youngest children, selected with a view to illustrating the two sentiments most characteristic of Roman life: duty to parents and duty to country. Ages 8-10
122 pages $8.95    

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Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Rome
by James Baikie
An introduction to the ancient city of Rome, its early history, and how its geographical position helped it become the seat of the Roman Empire. Traveling to the city in A.D. 71 we witness the triumph of Vespasian and Titus as well as the games in the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. And finally we learn that the secret to Rome's greatness is discipline, inculcated in her citizens by military training and held up as an ideal in both home and civic life. Ages 9-12
117 pages $8.95    

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The Burning of Rome
by Alfred J. Church
Vivid story of Rome in the days of Nero, beginning with the burning of the city, seemingly ordered by Nero himself. The narrative revolves around a set of characters who suffer acutely in the cruel persecutions of the Christians, set in motion by Nero after the fire to deflect blame for the conflagration from himself and fasten it on the Christians. Ages 12-15
296 pages $12.95    



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