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The period of Ancient Rome encompasses more than 1200 years. It began with the founding of Rome in 753 B.C. and ended with the fall of the Western Roman Empire in A.D. 476.
FMofRome.jpg Famous Men of Rome
A Dover Edition. Reprint of the original 1904 publication. A wonderful overview of Roman history from the legendary founders, Romulus and Remus, to the last emperor of the West. Ages 9-13


City.gif City
By David Macaulay. The story of planning and construction for a typical Roman city between 300 BC and AD 150. All aspects of city life and function are clearly and interstingly presented. Black and white illustrations. Ages 10 and up.


Young Carthaginian.gif Young Carthaginian
By G.A. Henty. Historical fiction. A story of Carthage at the time of Hannibal and his war with Rome. Ages 14+.


Between.jpg Between the Forest and the Hills
by Ann Lawrence. A historical fantasy set in Roman Britain. Young Falx decides to run away to Rome, but meets a lost Barbarian girl--and then the adventure begins. A really funny and entertaining read. Ages 14 +.


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By Marcus Aurelius. A fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman emperor of the second century, but also much food for thought for today's reader. Ages 16+.


Annals of Imp.jpg The Annals of Imperial Rome
By Tacitus. A contemporary and readable account of emperors Gaius, Claudius and Nero, begins just before the death of Augustus in A.D. 14 and continues to the death of Nero in A.D. 68 (roughly the time span of the New Testament). Ages 16+.


Tacitus.jpg The Histories, by Tacitus
This volume begins where "The Annals of Imperial Rome" left off and covers the short reigns of emperors Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and finally, the Fall of Jerusalem and the reign of Vespasian. Ages 16+.


Aeneid.jpg Aeneid
By Virgil. An epic poem commissioned by Caesar Augustus and patterned on Homer's great works, this English verse translation tells the heroic story of the legendary Aeneas, soldier of Troy and founder of Lavinium (Rome). Unabridged Dover Thrift Edition. Ages 16+.


Twelve Caesars.jpg The Twelve Caesars
By Suetonius. Translated by Robert Graves. Biographies of the Roman rulers from Julius Caesar (44 B.C.) to Domitian (96 B.C.). Based on eye-witness accounts and careful research. Includes geneological tables, maps, key to place-names. Ages 16+.