This post is for sharing favorite books on the following history topics:
the Roman Republic
the Roman Empire
- The Roman Republic is usually dated from 509 BC through about 27 BC.
- The Roman Empire is usually dated from 27 BC through the abdication of the last emperor in 476 AD. (Wikipedia)
- 469 BC: Birth of Socrates
- 399 BC: Death of Socrates
- 384 BC: Birth of Aristotle
- 44 BC: Julius Caesar murdered by Marcus Brutus and others
For Elementary Students:
City: A Story of Roman Planning & Construction by David Macaulay. Takes place approx. 25 BC:
Detectives in Togas, by Henry Winterfeld. My 9yo thought that, although there were some “suspenseful” parts, it was “hilarious.”
Cleopatra, by Diane Stanley – gorgeous illustrations and Stanley’s classic style. Cleopatra was born approx. 69 BC in Macedonia.
A Triumph For Flavius, by Caroline D. Snedeker. Takes place approx. 146 BC. Based on the aftermath of the Achaean War:
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine, by Jeanne Bendick. Takes place approx. 129 AD:
Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick. Science history, takes place approx. 287 BC:
Herodotus and the Road to History, by Jeanne Bendick. Takes place approx. 460 BC:
Lysis Goes to the Play, by Caroline D. Snedeker. Takes place approx. 480-406 BC:
Theras and His Town, by Caroline D. Snedeker. Takes place approx. 450 BC. (The Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens – both in Greece – took place from 431 to 404 BC and resulted in the destruction of Athens.)
You Wouldn’t Want to be in Alexander the Great’s Army! by Jacqueline Morley. A comedic yet informative look at this army set in 334-323 BC. This is a series of comical history books for children.
Not a book, this is a huge map published by National Geographic about the Roman Empire. We own it (and several others from this series) and it is a very interesting addition to our studies:
For High School Students:
What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.