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Audience: 1st Grade - 3rd Grade
This book is from the Life Long Ago series from Weekly Reader, and explores the culture of Ancient Rome. Once, people thought that Rome was founded by the twin sons, Romulus and Remus, of Mars, the Roman god of war. Romulus killed his brother so that he could be king. At its most powerful, the Roman Empire stretched from Europe to Asia, and included parts of Africa. Most boys studied to become soldiers. Even with this warlike beginning, Romans believed in education, and founded a republic that was emulated by the founding fathers of the United States of America. Did you know that the early Romans were also responsible for indoor plumbing, and that our system of writing is based on the letters of their alphabet?
Date read: 4/14/2009
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