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René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 4): Asterix the Gladiator [Astérix: Astérix gladiateur]

The fourth installment in the Asterix series begins with the Prefect of Gaul, Odius Asparagus, visiting Compendium, one of the Roman camps near the Gaulish village that is home to Asterix and Obelix. He hopes to curry favour with Julius Caesar by bringing him one of the Gauls as a present, but Centurion Gracchus Armisurplus is well aware that the Gauls are formidable fighters. Nevertheless, his soldiers manage to capture the bard Cacofonix, protecting themselves from his discordant singing by st(...)

literary

YEAR: 1964

COUNTRY: France


Caesar III

In Caesar III, users play as a Roman governor, sent by Caesar to rule new provinces across the world. To complete each scenario, and rise in rank, they must build cities that meet the required levels of Population, Culture, Peace, Prosperity and Favour. With each success, the player is given the choice of governing either a peaceful or militaristic Province, meaning they direct whether they want to focus on cultural marvels and luxuries, or battling Rome’s enemies.Starting with nothing but(...)

electronic

YEAR: 1998

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Tom Anderson, Paul Halas, José Maria Millet Lopez

DuckTales (Part of Subseries): The Arcadian Urn [Rejsen til Epsilon]

Scrooge McDuck, his three great-nephews (Louie, Huey and Dewey) and Webby Vanderquack, the granddaughter of the triplets’ nanny, attend an auction where McMoney, one of Scrooge’s greatest enemies, sells an Ancient Arcadian vase for millions. Unhappy with how much money his rival has made, Scrooge decides to find Arcadia himself and bring back valuable artefacts. Bringing along his nephew, Donald Duck, and his personal pilot, Launchpad McQuack, Scrooge and the team set off to Gre(...)

literary

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: Denmark


The LEGO Company

Lego Minifigures (Series)

LEGO’s permeation into popular culture is evident through its release of thematic sets to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 1999, and through its collaboration with Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and The Simpsons. As of 2010, LEGO began to release themed collectible minifigures that were based on fantasy, sports, history, and popular culture. A minifigure is defined as a small posable person with ‘rotating arms, legs, hands, and heads… (with) connectors (...)

material

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United Kingdom United States of America


Iain Ashman

Make this Roman Amphitheatre (Usborne Cut-Out Models Series)

This is a cut out, stiff card model of a Roman Amphitheatre that one can create using only glue and scissors. The model includes cut-out figures of gladiators, crowed and ships.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Weng Chen (Jade), Carolyn Hennesy

Mythic Misadventures (Series, Book 2): Pandora Gets Vain

This is the second installment in a series of books called Mythic Misadventures that takes the classic story of Pandora’s box and gives it a young, adventurous, partly contemporary twist – Pandora is Prometheus’ thirteen-year-old daughter. Carrying on from Pandora Gets Jealous, the young protagonists Pandora (Pandy), Alcie and Iole travel to Alexandra to find the second evil, vanity, to be put back into Pandora’s Box. Like male Greek heroes before them, such as Herac(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United States of America


Sherri Winston

President (Series, Book 2): President of the Whole Sixth Grade

Brianna Justice is an African-American 11 year old student from Detroit. In the first book of the series, Brianna aims at being elected as the president of the fifth grade, against the new student, Jasmine Moon. The book focuses on the challenges she faces during the election campaign and the relationship with Jasmine as well as Brianna and her friends. As the title suggests, Brianna is also the president of the whole sixth grade, and she takes her role seriously. Her task in this book is to rai(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Vicky Arrowsmith, Leonie Pratt

Roman Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities Series)

This is an activity book which offers 18 Roman-themed activities for children: standing soldier paperchain, racing chariot painting, Roman sword, soldier’s shield, city collage, gladiator fight, senate picture, scroll, sticker pages, emperor’s wreath, Pop-up Roman god card (Neptune, Diana and Jupiter) coins and money bags, printed mosaics, catapult, cuffs and bangles, Roman feast picture, actor’s masks, how to wear a toga. There are short information bubbles for each activity.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Jean-Sébastien Deheeger , Louie Stowell

Sticker Romans

Sticker Romans is part of the Dress-up Sticker Books for the Usborne Activities Series. Similar to the Sticker Greek Myths book, also catalogued in this database, the book features a number of inhabitants of Ancient Rome in their underwear who can be dressed in clothing facilitated by the single purpose stickers located in the last ten pages of the book. Each double-page represents a particular scene from Rome, like the forum or a villa, so that a variety of characters––from gladiato(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Dean Atta

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo tells the story of Michael, from the moment of his birth in London in 1999 up until his debut drag performance as the Black Flamingo whilst at university. Written in verse, the novel traces key moments in Michael’s coming-of-age: his wish for a Barbie for his sixth birthday, forming friendships, exploring his Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican heritage, coming out as gay, and fighting for self-definition and freedom under the weight of other people’s perceptions and expect(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Joan Aiken

The Shadow Guests

Following the death of his mother and brother in the outback, Cosmo Curtoys is sent to Oxford from Australia, to live with his aunt, Eunice Doom, a Professor of Mathematics. During the week he attends a boarding school in Oxford; at weekends, he returns with Eunice to the family home at Curtoys Mill. He learns that his family is cursed. In the days of the Roman occupation of Britain, a Roman soldier killed the son of a priestess of a British forest deity, for neglecting the worship of Mithras, a(...)

literary

YEAR: 1980

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Adam McCauley , Jon Scieszka

The Time Wrap (Series, Book 9): See You Later, Gladiator

See You Later, Gladiator is the ninth installment in the Time Warp Trio, a comic time-travel adventure series written for boys. In this story, friends Joe, Sam and Fred are play fighting in Joe‘s bedroom, emulating the moves of their favourite World Wrestling personalities. Their antics cause The Book, a magic time travel text given to Joe by his uncle, to tumble from the bookshelf. Just as it has before, The Book transports the boys through time and space, this time to ancient R(...)

literary

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: United States of America


Henryk Jerzy Chmielewski

Tytus, Romek and A’Tomek (Series, Book 19): Tytus Becomes an Actor [Tytus, Romek i A’Tomek. Księga XIX: Tytus aktorem]

Three main characters, Tytus – a chimpanzee, and his human friends: Romek and A’Tomek are going to the theatre, but Tytus does not know how to behave there so the two boys decide to show him the history of performances and actors. The friends start the journey through different periods by means of imagination, playing roles of historical performers. First, they travel to prehistoric times, and participate in a cult of an imagined goddess asking her for abundant hunting. Then they mov(...)

literary

YEAR: 1992

COUNTRY: Poland


David Antram, John Malam, David Salariya

You Wouldn't Want to (Series): You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Roman Gladiator!: Gory Things You'd Rather Not Know

The book begins with the author asking the reader to play a role while reading, namely becoming a representative of the peoples over whom the Roman Empire wants to reign.Each book in this series begins with an appeal to the reader to become a representative of the group featured in the book. The story begins with how Romans acquired slaves, conquered other nations, and the reader imagines him/herself to be one of these future slaves. The fate of a slave was grim, it usually began at a slave mark(...)

literary

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: United Kingdom