Wednesday, May 26, 2010

a.d. VII Kal. Ivn.

A Roman Map Workbook

By Elizabeth Heimbach


A Roman Map Workbook meets the needs of today’s students and introduces them to the geography of Rome and the Roman world. Veteran high school and college Latin teacher Elizabeth Heimbach provides students, especially those studying Latin, with a thorough grounding in the geography of the Roman world. The Workbook walks students through each map, discussing the importance of each place-name, making connections to Roman history and literature. The carefully chosen maps complement subjects and periods covered in the Latin and ancient history classroom.

A Teacher’s Guide is forthcoming.

Special Features

  • Twenty newly-designed maps of the Roman world: Italy (2), Roman World (2), Rome (3), Bay of Naples, Pompeii, Roman History (3), Greece, Athens, Gaul, Britain,“Journey of Odysseus,” “Journey of Aeneas,” Latin Authors (2)
  • Narrative explication for each map, noting the historical and literary significance of place-names
  • Map-based activities and exercises, including work with blank maps
  • Three sets of certamen questions
Author Bio

Elizabeth Heimbach is the author of Latin Everywhere, Everyday (2004). Her research interests include the Vesuvian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the archeological sites of Arbeia and Bignor in England. She earned a BA in Latin from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in classics from the Ohio State University. She taught high school Latin for more than thirty years and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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