Button Books Live Like A Roman: Discovering the Secrets of Ancient Rome
Button Books Live Like A Roman: Discovering the Secrets of Ancient Rome

Live Like A Roman: Discovering the Secrets of Ancient Rome

By Saunders Claire


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

About the Author

Claire Saunders has been writing and editing for more than 20 years. Specialising in children's non-fiction, she has authored or co-authored many titles including The Power Book, The Birthday Almanac, A World of Gratitude and various activity books, including The Great British Staycation Activity Book, Super Soccer Activity Book and the Only in America Activity Book. A graduate of Cambridge University, she has previously worked for Ivy Press and Rough Guides and still loves travelling the world, learning about the history of other cultures. She lives with her family in Lewes, southern England.Ruth Hickson has worked in the print design industry sincegraduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with an MA in printedtextiles in 1996, first in New York and then London for a variety of differentstudios. She now works from her studio in the beautiful Stroud valleysdesigning for a variety of markets including kids, food illustration, maps,home decor and stationery. She alsodesigns and produces a small range of prints and gifts for sale on Etsy.

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 56 pages

Publisher: Button Books

Publication Date: August 15, 2023

ISBN: 9781787081260

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