Ancient Roman Sports and Pastimes

by Nicola Barber

Part of a Series: Ancient Communities.

Children completing reports on ancient Roman life will appreciate the detail found here. The book opens with a much abbreviated history of the empire, and outlines how a typical Roman citizen spent a day. After that, activities such as chariot racing, gladiator fights, sea battles, and music and theater are discussed on a spread each, and accompanied by clear, helpfully captioned photographs of ruins and other artifacts and reproductions of mosaics. "Written at the Time" sidebars provide valuable primary-source excerpts, describing, for example, a wild animal show and Caesar's 46 BCE staged sea battle. Barber's lively narrative provides just the right tidbits for this age group and will make the book a hit with browsers as well.

ISBN: 9781615323067

JLG Release: October 2010

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book





    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 6.7, Points: 1

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