Thursday, September 30

Ancient Rome with Guerber

~ Schedule ~
Unless otherwise noted chapter numbers refer to The Story of the Romans by HA Guerber.
Books marked with stars (**) are meant to be read over a few days to a week.

This is a work-in-progress so please check back for updates.





MAP ~ Label modern countries on map of Roman Empire.
1 - The First Settlers
2 - The Escape from the Burning City
3 - The Clever Trick
4 - The Boards are Eaten
5 - The Wolf and the Twins
6 - Romulus Builds Rome
MAP ~ Circle and label "Rome", color Italy green and Sicily yellow.
7 - The Maidens Carried Off
8 - Union of Sabines and Romans
9 - Death of Romulus
~ Ancient Rome!: Build an Arch, pp 25-6
10 - The Strange Signs of the Romans
11 - The Quarrel with Alba
12 - The Fight Between the Horatii and the Curiatii
13 - Tarquin and the Eagle
14 - The Roman Youths
~ Ancient Rome!: Highways and Waterways, pp 52-8
** City by David Macaulay
15 - The King Outwitted
16 - The Murder of Tarquin
17 - The Ungrateful Children
18 - The Mysterious Books
19 - Tarquin's Poppies
20 - The Oracle of Delphi
21 - The Death of Lucretia
~ Ancient Rome!: Gifts of the Etruscans, pp 29-31
~ Ancient Rome!: A Kid is Still a Kid, pp 32-9
~ Ancient Rome!: Put Janus over Your Door, p40
22 - The Stern Father
~ Ancient Rome!: The Roman Republic, pp 42-4
23 - A Roman Triumph
24 - A Roman Triumph (continued)
25 - The Defense of the Bridge
26 - The Burnt Hand
27 - The Twin Gods
28 - The Wrongs of the Poor
~ Ancient Rome!: The Orders of Roman People, pp 45-6
29 - The Fable of the Stomach
30 - The Story of Coriolanus
31 - The Farmer Hero
32 - The New Laws
~ Ancient Rome!: Order in the Court! p47
33 - The Death of Virginia
34 - The Plans of a Traitor
35 - The School-Teacher Punished
36 - The Invasion of the Gauls
37 - The Sacred Geese
38 - Two Heroes of Rome
39 - The Disaster at the Caudine Forks
40 - Pyrrhus and His Elephants
41 - The Elephants Routed
~ Ancient Rome!: Conquest, Conflict, and the End of the Republic, pp 60-2
42 - Ancient Ships
43 - Regulus and the Snake
44 - Hannibal Crosses the Alps
45 - The Romans Defeated
MAP ~ Punic Wars
** Hannibal by Robert Green
                   and/or
** Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare by Philip Brooks
46 - The Inventor Archimedes
** Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
47 - The Roman Conquests
48 - Destruction of Carthage
~ Ancient Rome!: Rome vs Carthage, pp 63-6
~ Ephesians 6: Armor of God
49 - Roman Amusements
~ Ancient Rome!: Roman Leisure and Fun, pp 75-83
** Gladiator by Richard Watkins
50 - The Jewels of Cornelia
51 - The Death of Tiberius Gracchus
52 - Caius Cracchus
53 - Jugurtha, King of Numidia
54 - The Barbarians
55 - The Social War
56 - The Flight of Marius
57 - The Proscription Lists
58 - Setorius and his Doe
59 - The Revolt of the Slaves
** Spartacus - movie with Kirk Douglas
60 - Pompey's Conquests
61 - The Conspiracy of Catiline
~ Ancient Rome!: Enter Julius Caesar, pp 67-70
62 - Caesar's Conquests
63 - The Crossing of the Rubicon
64 - The Battle of Pharsalia
65 - The Death of Caesar
~ Our Island Story, chapter 2
** Julius Caesar: Dictator for Life by Denise Rinaldo
66 - The Second Triumvirate
67 - The Vision of Brutus
68 - Antony and Cleopatra
69 - The Poisonous Snake
** Cleopatra by Diane Stanley
70 - The Augustan Age (Birth of Christ)
** Luke (Holy Bible)
** Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster
71 - Death of Augustus
~ Ancient Rome!: After Augustus Caesar, p 83
~ Ancient Rome!: The Pax Romana, pp 72-3
~ Ancient Rome!: Popina & Mosaic Trivet, p 74

{Birth, Life and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ}
** Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
** Ben Hur - movie with Charlton Heston
I have a 2 week study planned but haven't worked out all of the kinks yet, so I'll leave this part mostly blank for now. =)

~ Trial and Triumph, chapters 1-2
72 - Varus Avenged
73 - Death of Germanicus
74 - Tiberius Smothered (Christ Crucifixion)
75 - The Wild Caligula
76 - The Wicked Wives of Claudius
77 - Nero's First Crimes
78 - The Christian's Persecuted
79 - Nero's Cruelty
80 - Two Short Reigns
~ Our Island Story, chapters 3-6
** Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
** The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff
81 - The Siege of Jerusalem
82 - The Buried Cities
** Pompeii Buried Alive by Edith Kunhardt
83 - The Terrible Banquet
84 - The Emperor's Tablets
85 - The Good Trajan
86 - Trajan's Column
87 - The Great Wall
88 - Hadrian's Death
89 - Antonius Pius
90 - The Model Pagan
~ Ancient Rome!: Nifty Teachers Have Apples and Mangoes, p84
91 - Another Cruel Emperor
~ Ancient Rome!: Rome's Decline and Fall, pp 85-6a
92 - An Unnatural Son
93 - The Senate of Women
94 - The Gigantic Emperor
95 - Invasion of the Goths
96 - Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra
97 - A Prophecy Fulfilled
98 - The First Christian Emperor
~ Our Island Story, chapter 7
~ Trial and Triumph, chapters 3-4
~ Ancient Rome!: Changes, pp 86-8
99 - The Roman Empire Divided
100 - An Emperor's Penance
~ Trial and Triumph, chapters 5-7
101 - Sieges of Rome
102 - End of the Empire of the West
~ Ancient Rome!: End of the Roman Empire, pp 89-92
** Science in Ancient Rome by Jacqueline L. Harris

Saturday, September 18

Another One in Glasses

This one made me mad. We've been in TN for about 3 1/2 years and we're still trying out eye docs. I had noticed this guy's eye turning in (*R* and I both have a lazy eye and started patching before we were 3.) So about 2-3 months ago I took him to have his eyes checked. This husband/wife team said that there was absolutely nothing wrong with him and that it was normal for his eyes to turn since he was so young. I'd never heard that before, but the reasons he gave me sounded plausible. At that point I thought I was being paranoid about the little dude's eyes.

Over the last few months I had noticed that the turning had gotten progressively worse. So much so, that when we had a family picture taken his eyes are crossed in the pic! 


Last Monday I took him to our new favorite Dr. =) He said that eyes turning is most certainly NOT normal at any age. AND he has a pretty strong Rx. So it wasn't just the eye turning that made me mad... the other doctor completely missed (or ignored) the fact that he has terrible eye sight. (Unfortunately, he got that from me, poor kid.)

Without further ado... here's our newest eye glasses wearer.