The Story of the Romans

by Helene A. Guerber

Description:  Elementary history of Rome, presenting short stories of the great heroes, mythical and historical, from Aeneas and the founding of Rome to the fall of the western empire. Around the famous characters of Rome are graphically grouped the great events with which their names will forever stand connected. Vivid descriptions bring to life the events narrated, making history attractive to the young, and awakening their enthusiasm for further reading and study.

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Ages:  10-14
Length:  349 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-012-3
Genres:  Ancient History, History

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Table of Contents

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 
7. The Maidens Carried Off
8. Union of Sabines and Romans 
9. Death of Romulus 
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 
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 
22. The Stern Father 
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 
29. The Fable of the Stomach 
30. The Story of Coriolanus 
31. The Farmer Hero 
32. The New Laws
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 
42. Ancient Ships 
43. Regulus and the Snake 
44. Hannibal Crosses the Alps 
45. The Romans Defeated 
46. The Inventor Archimedes 
47. The Roman Conquests 
48. Destruction of Carthage 
49. Roman Amusements 
50. The Jewels of Cornelia 
51. The Death of Tiberius Gracchus 

52. Caius Gracchus
53. Jugurtha, King of Numidia 
54. The Barbarians 
55. The Social War 
56. The Flight of Marius 
57. The Proscription Lists 
58. Sertorius and His Doe 
59. The Revolt of the Slaves 
60. Pompey's Conquests 
61. The Conspiracy of Catiline 
62. Cæsar's Conquests 
63. The Crossing of the Rubicon 
64. The Battle of Pharsalia 
65. The Death of Cæsar 
66. The Second Triumvirate 
67. The Vision of Brutus 
68. Antony and Cleopatra 
69. The Poisonous Snake 
70. The Augustan Age 
71. Death of Augustus 
72. Varus Avenged 
73. Death of Germanicus
74. Tiberius Smothered 
75. The Wild Caligula 
76. The Wicked Wives of Claudius 
77. Nero's First Crimes 
78. The Christians Persecuted 
79. Nero's Cruelty 
80. Two Short Reigns 
81. The Siege of Jerusalem 
82. The Buried Cities 
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. Antoninus Pius 
90. The Model Pagan 
91. Another Cruel Emperor 
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 Fulfulled 
98. The First Christian Emperor 
99. The Roman Empire Divided 
100. An Emperor's Penance 
101. Sieges of Rome
102. End of the Empire of the West

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