Topics in Roman Culture
To Be a Roman provides a clearly written account of major topics about daily life in ancient Rome in workbook format. Each topic is followed by traditional and creative exercises. Written with the needs of students and teachers in mind, To Be a Roman can be used independently or serve as a fitting complement to any Latin textbook. This workbook presents seventeen logically arranged topics in as many chapters, followed by two review chapters and a final chapter that offers an abundant supply of references to bibliographic and audio-visual material.
The topics presented in To Be a Roman include: Roman society, the family, religious rituals, the Roman house, domestic life, education, urban life, rural life, occupations, and more. Although the topics are coherently arranged and intended to flow smoothly from one to the next, each chapter is a clearly defined unit that can be read independently or used to harmonize and enhance cultural topics presented in a Latin textbook. Students and teachers alike will enjoy the copious illustrations and the varied types of exercises that accompany the chapters.
- seventeen chapters, each treating a specific topic in Roman culture
- two review chapters
- abundant bibliographical resources, including reference books, films, websites, historical fiction, and more
- over 80 chapter-specific illustrations
- a wide variety of exercises that include:
- short answer questions
- discussion questions
- large and small group activities
- suggestions for creative projects
Margaret A. Brucia earned her MA and PhD in Classics from Fordham University. She has taught courses in Latin and classical antiquity for over thirty years to students in middle school, high school, and college. For more than ten years she has conducted workshops in Rome for Latin teachers. Currently a member of the Classics Department at Temple University, Rome Campus, she serves as the chair of the Subject Area Test in Latin for The College Board.
Gregory N. Daugherty earned his bachelor’s degree in Latin from the University of Richmond, and his MA and PhD in Classical Studies from Vanderbilt University. At Randolph-Macon College since 1976, he has taught classes on ancient Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient history, ancient warfare, Roman Britain, religion, and daily life. His research interests have been centered on public safety in the ancient city and the reception of Classics (especially Cleopatra and Homer) by American popular culture.
viii + 160 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-633-1
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