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

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