Live Like a Roman: Discovering the Secrets of Ancient Rome (Hardcover)

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Live Like a Roman: Discovering the Secrets of Ancient Rome (Hardcover)

By Claire Saunders, Ruth Hickson (Illustrator)


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Like a Roman
a fascinating and informative journey back in time to find out what it was
really like to live in Ancient Rome and the sprawling Roman Empire.
Get ready to discover what it was
like to live in this epic era of mad, bad emperors, wealthy senators, fearsome
gladiators, loyal citizens, struggling lower classes and enslaved workers. With
its highly structured and complicated society, life was a lavish and pampered
affair for some and a harsh, beleaguered existence for others. Find out how
this powerful civilisation invaded and conquered a massive area, including more
than 50 million people at its peak Amazing Roman inventions we still use today
are explored along with information on everyday jobs, city life, houses, food,
transport, entertainment, religion and medicine. An in-depth map shows the spread of
the Roman Empire at its peak, including sites of specific interest, the main
provinces and settlements, with their Latin names, and some of the goods that
were sent to Rome from all over the Empire. Dotted through the book are craft
activities and recipes to have a go at. Find out first-hand what it's like to
play a Roman game for children, use an abacus to help with your schoolwork or
taste the unusual flavours of Roman snacks. A fictional enslaved child pops up
throughout the book describing the sights, sounds, smells and emotions he
experiences as he goes about his daily life.
  • In the Live
    Like a
    ... series designed to tie-in with curriculum topics
  • Timeline of
    the main eras including Early Rome, The Republic and Imperial Rome
  • Fictional
    anecdotes in the voice of an enslaved Roman boy to draw in readers and help
    them imagine and compare what life was like then and now
  • Fun crafts and
    recipes, bringing the subject to life and learning through practical tasks,
    such as making an abacus or cooking up some authentic Roman food
  • Targeted
    educational questions and talking points for children to apply what they have
    learned to their own lives. Perfect to read at home, or a resource for teachers
    to use in the classroom
  • Highly
    detailed and immersive colour illustrations with plenty of clear labels and
  • Illustrated glossary
    of terms used in the book to help children understand the unfamiliar new words
  • For ages 7 to

Product Details ISBN: 9781787081260
ISBN-10: 1787081265
Publisher: Button Books
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 56
Language: English