Publication Date: August 15, 2023
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Ages 7 to 11
LiveLike a Roman isa fascinating and informative journey back in time to find out what it wasreally like to live in Ancient Rome and the sprawling Roman Empire. Get ready to discover what it waslike to live in this epic era of mad, bad emperors, wealthy senators, fearsomegladiators, loyal citizens, struggling lower classes and enslaved workers. Withits highly structured and complicated society, life was a lavish and pamperedaffair for some and a harsh, beleaguered existence for others. Find out howthis powerful civilisation invaded and conquered a massive area, including morethan 50 million people at its peak! Amazing Roman inventions we still use todayare explored along with information on everyday jobs, city life, houses, food,transport, entertainment, religion and medicine. An in-depth map shows the spread ofthe Roman Empire at its peak, including sites of specific interest, the mainprovinces and settlements, with their Latin names, and some of the goods thatwere sent to Rome from all over the Empire. Dotted through the book are craftactivities and recipes to have a go at. Find out first-hand what it’s like toplay a Roman game for children, use an abacus to help with your schoolwork ortaste the unusual flavours of Roman snacks. A fictional enslaved child pops upthroughout the book describing the sights, sounds, smells and emotions heexperiences as he goes about his daily life. In the LiveLike a… series designed to tie-in with curriculum topicsTimeline ofthe main eras including Early Rome, The Republic and Imperial RomeFictionalanecdotes in the voice of an enslaved Roman boy to draw in readers and helpthem imagine and compare what life was like then and nowFun crafts andrecipes, bringing the subject to life and learning through practical tasks,such as making an abacus or cooking up some authentic Roman foodTargetededucational questions and talking points for children to apply what they havelearned to their own lives. Perfect to read at home, or a resource for teachersto use in the classroomHighlydetailed and immersive colour illustrations with plenty of clear labels andannotationsIllustrated glossaryof terms used in the book to help children understand the unfamiliar new wordsFor ages 7 to11
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