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.
- 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