Famous Men of Ancient Rome

Famous Men of Ancient Rome : Lives of Julius Ceasar, Nero, Marcus Aurelius and Others

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This captivating book offers young readers a memorable and meaningful introduction to the famous leaders and great men of ancient Rome. Its biographical sketches are chronologically arranged, from 753 B.C., the estimated founding of Rome, to A. D. 476, the fall of the Western Empire. Readers can compare and contrast the characters of these great men and see how their actions and ideas influenced Rome and the world.
The 30 chapters start with the legend of the orphans Romulus and Remus, who were raised by a wolf, and grew up to found the Eternal City. Children also meet a fascinating variety of actual historical figures, including Cincinnatus, who chose to be a farmer instead of a dictator, Nero, the mad emperor, and the warlike Julius Caesar. They'll encounter Marcus Aurelius, the emperor who used his own money to help the poor, and who walked the streets, greeting people and listening to their troubles so that he could be a better leader. Geared toward third- to seventh-graders, Famous Men of Ancient Rome is excellent both for reading aloud and for independent reading and study by students.
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  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 133 x 216 x 9mm | 186g
  • New York, United States
  • English
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  • 0486443612
  • 9780486443614
  • 247,743

Table of contents

I. Romulus (753-716 b.c.)
II. Numa Pompilius (715-672 b.c.)
III. The Horatii and the Curiatii (about 650 b.c.)
IV. The Tarquins (616-510 b.c.)
V. Junius Brutus (consul in 509 b.c.)
VI. Horatius (about 509 b.c.)
VII. Mucius the Left-Handed (509 b.c.)
VIII. Coriolanus (about 500-450 b.c.)
IX. The Fabii (about 500-477 b.c.)
X. Cincinnatus (about 519-439 b.c.)
XI. Camillus (died 365 b.c.)
XII. Manlius Torquatus (died 384 b.c.)
XIII. Appius Claudius Caecus (died about 280 b.c.)
XIV. Regulus (died about 250 b.c.)
XV. Scipio Africanus (234-183 b.c.)
XVI. Cato the Censor (234-149 b.c.)
XVII. The Gracchi (163-121 b.c.)
XVIII. Marius (155-86 b.c.)
XIX. Sulla (138-78 b.c.)
XX. Pompey the Great (106-48 b.c.)
XXI. Julius Caesar (100-44 b.c.)
XXII. Cicero (102-43 b.c.)
XXIII. Augustus (63 b.c.-14 a.d.)
XXIV. Nero (37-68 a.d.)
XXV. Titus (40-81 a.d.)
XXVI. Trajan (53-119 a.d.)
XXVII. Marcus Aurelius (121-180 a.d.)
XXVIII. Constantine the Great (272-337 a.d.)
XXIX. End of the Western Empire (361-476 a.d.)
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