The Totally Gross History of Ancient Rome

Totally Gross History

While the ancient Romans continue to be regarded as highly civilized, there are aspects of ancient Roman life, including the foods that they ate (dormice were a delicacy) and their leisure activities (such as the notorious gladiatorial fights to the death), that seem strange and repellent to us today. This high-interest history book makes use of kids' fascination with the disgusting to appeal to young readers who might not be as interested in a more straightforward history title. In its own unorthodox manner, the volume covers Roman culture, food, hygiene, medicine, religion, and military might, offering readers a comprehensive--if sometimes stomach-turning--view of ancient Roman life.

Library Bound Book List: $32.75 / S&L: $24.60
eBook List: $32.75 / S&L: $24.60

Reading Level: 5

Interest Level: 5-8

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-4994-3746-1
Author : Jeremy Klar
Copyright : 2016
Language : English
Category : Social Studies, World History
Pages : 48
Trim : 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Dewey : 937--dc23
ATOS : 6.9
ARPoints : 1
Subject : Social Studies, World History
Binding : Library
Bibliography • Detailed Table of Contents • For Further Information Section • Glossary • Index • Sidebars • Web Sites • Full-color photographs