Monday, July 23, 2007

The Young Romans

The Young Romans
by Rose Williams

Roman historians and authors recount the tales of many Roman youth who had influence—for better or for worse—upon their society and therefore upon subsequent history. Ascanius, Camilla, Cloelia, Alexander the boy Emperor, and many more are highlighted in 24 entertaining chapters.

Designed for beginning high-school and middle-school students of Latin, The Young Romans tells the stories of these youth, in simple Latin with background notes, grammatical helps, and exercises. Mark Bennington’s distinctive line illustrations enliven the Latin text.

Students will enjoy reading and discussing how the actions of these young people of ancient Rome measure up to modern as well as to their own era’s ethical standards—how they succeeded and where they failed. This reader makes an excellent choice for a character-based curriculum.

A Teachers’ Edition (full student text, translations, answers, and more) is available separately.

Student Text features:
• introductory outline of Roman history
• 24 chapters of short stories about Roman youth in easy Latin
• background notes, grammatical helps
• exercises include comprehension questions, derivatives, special activities,
crossword puzzles
• lively line drawings and illustrations throughout
• full vocabulary

Rose Williams has done work in Latin at Baylor University, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Texas at Arlington, and the University of Dallas. She did research at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and the University of Pisa. She taught Latin for over thirty years at both high school and university levels, and does frequent workshops and presentations on the Latin language and Latin pedagogy. She is the author of fourteen published books including Once Upon the Tiber and Vergil for Beginners.

vii + 128 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-670-7

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