Famous Men of Rome: Text

By: A. B. Poland, John H. Haaren


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Ideal for beginners of all ages who are fascinated by the action and drama of Rome. Inside are 30 stories, covering all of ancient Rome’s history, from its founding to its demise. Your child will witness the rise and fall of a great civilization through the lives of larger-than-life figures. In our new edition, we have added maps of Rome, Italy, and the Roman Empire, and a glossary of people and places.

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Why study history through its famous men? Haaren and Poland answer in their preface: “The study of history, like the study of a landscape, should begin with the most conspicuous features. Not until these have been fixed in memory will the lesser features fall into their appropriate places and assume their right proportions. In order to attract and hold the child’s attention, each conspicuous feature of history presented to him should have an individual for its center. The child sees himself as this individual. It is not Romulus or Hercules or Caesar or Alexander that the child has in mind when he reads, but himself, acting under the prescribed conditions. Prominent educators, appreciating these truths, have long recognized the value of biography as a preparation for the study of history and have given it an important place in their scheme of studies.”

Companion Products

Famous Men of Rome Set
Famous Men of Rome – Student Guide (Third Edition)
Famous Men of Rome – Teacher Guide (Third Edition)
Famous Men of Rome – Flashcards

Additional Resources

Introduction to Classical Studies Set

Additional Information

Weight.53 kg
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .25 in


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A. B. Poland,
John H. Haaren


Memoria Press




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1 review for Famous Men of Rome: Text

  1. Maegen

    What an absolutely fabulous resource! We added this to our History collection this year and, while we have not used the full curriculum, the text is just a wonderful addition to what we were learning about Roman history. Introducing the children to characters throughout the history we are learning has made it fun and engaging, it feels as though we’ve taken a journey through time and met some of the famous players. It is written in a way that is engaging for the readers/listeners and not dry and boring like so many texts about history can be. All of my kids look forward to when we read through this text and often they will request it if I leave it sit for too long. I haven’t used the full curriculum, but the text on it’s own has been fantastic.

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