Life in ancient Rome and Greece
Annotation:On a sea voyage from her native Greece to Egypt, Iliona's ship is boarded by pirates and she ends up sold as a slave in Rome. Includes information on Roman culture.
Annotation:Demonstrates life in ancient Greece and Rome, and the contributions of those cultures to modern civilization, through hands-on activities such as making a star gazer, chiseling a clay tablet, and weaving Roman sandals.
Annotation:Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure throughout the Mediterranean world.
Annotation:Questions and answers introduce the clothing, food, language, religion, and other aspects of daily life in Ancient Rome.