Once Upon the Tiber
By Rose Williams
Illustrated by Mark Bennington
Formerly ISBN: 1-898855-78-1, is now available as ISBN: 978-0-86516-668-4
A lighthearted yet historically accurate history of Rome in English, illustrated by Mark Bennington, tells the story of the Romans from the founding of the city to the time of Romulus Augustulus. A pertinent Latin quote (with translation) begins each chapter, and notes explain which ancient author supplied the more unusual bits. A glossary of names, survey of Roman history, and index round out the features.
Rose Williams is a veteran Latin instructor at the high school and university level. Rose Williams holds a BA from Baylor University and an MA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She did postgraduate work in Latin and the Humanities at the University of Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. On a Rockefeller Grant she conducted research at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University, England and at the University of Pisa, Italy. She is the author of numerous classics textbooks and teaching guides as well as humorous books of Latin phrases. She serves on various classics consultant boards and maintains a website, www.roserwilliams.com, devoted to Latin teaching materials.
Comments and Reviews
Just a quick thanks for your book My Latin III class has focused on history this year, translating Fabulae Romanae and Ecce Romani III. During the Christmas holidays I ordered Once Upon the Tiber for the class. Finally they have arrived and we spent last week reading and discussing. The students love your sense of humor and consider you BWOR. Your book has given them an entertaining way to review the information they know and to learn more. FYI -There are 12 students in the class, tenth graders, four girls and eight boys. We all love and appreciate your book. I just wanted you to know.
The Walker School