Roman History Difference
BB1 starts with Romulus founding of the city in 753 BC, chronicles through the overthrow of the kings and the establishment of the Republic in 509 BC, and ends at the conclusion of 3rd Punic War in 146 BC.
BB2 picks up where BB1 leaves off and tracing the gradual decline of the Republic through the period of civil war and the death of Julius Caesar, the ascension of of Augustus Caesar and the formation of the Empire, clear to its fall in 476 BC.
Throughout, the stories of famous and infamous Roman figures and deeds are presented. I’ve edited stories from two works in the public domain, The Famous Men of Rome and The Story of Rome, broken them into 1-3 page chunks, and then added an activity at the end of each which will review or expand upon the major points in the history so that students can fix them in their heads better. Of course, included are dozens of maps, battle plans, and famous pictures of the events.
Though they are interspersed in the LivelyLatin Curriculum, the history portions are self-contained and can be omitted without detriment to the Latin study. Roman history makes up approximately one-third of BigBook 1 and 2 content.
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