Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor

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Peace Hill Press, 2006 - EDUCATION - 338 pages
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What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome?

Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.

Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5.
 

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Contents

The Earliest People
7
Egyptians Lived on the Nile River
14
The First Writing
21
Egyptian Pyramids
28
The Jewish People
35
Hammurabi and the Babylonians
46
The Story of Gilgamesh
53
The First Cities of India
59
The Greeks Fight Each Other
176
Alexanders Invasions
183
The Rise of Rome
198
The Roman Empire
205
The Gladiator School
213
The Aryans of India
222
Siddhartha
228
China Writing and the
239

The Far East Ancient China
66
Farming in Ancient China
73
Anansi and Turtle
79
The Middle Kingdom of Egypt
88
Amenhotep and King Tut
97
The Israelites Leave Egypt
103
Phoenician Traders
110
The Library of Nineveh
118
Life in Early Crete
128
The Mysterious End of the Minoans
135
Greece Gets Civilized Again
142
The First Olympic Games
152
Sparta and Athens
162
The Golden Apple
169
Confucius
251
The Consuls of Rome
257
Caesar the Hero
263
The Death of Caesar
271
The Beginning of Christianity
278
The End of the Ancient Jewish Nation
285
Rome and the Christians
288
Rome Begins to Weaken
297
Stilicho Roman and Barbarian
304
The End of Rome
310
Appendix
321
Appendix Four
329
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Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.