Ancient Tales for Grades 3-5
The year is AD 98. You are a soldier named Marcus. You joined the Roman Army at the age of 18. This is a really big deal since you have to sign up for 25 years. You take an oath and are given your uniform. You receive your training in Rome. There you learn to fight.
You (the reader) are a small boy living near Athens during the mid-5th century B.C. Your father sends you off to school to learn about the arts and athletics. It is his hope that someday you will honor the family by competing in the Olympic Games.
What was it like to be a gladiator? How many people died in the destruction of Pompeii? How did Roman children spend their days? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Ancient Rome and Pompeii.