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Alison Hawes

A Roman Soldier Handbook

This handbook contains information and facts about Roman legionary life, from food to paychecks and to their everyday life in the Roman army. The text is accompanied by photos and illustrations.The book also offers a short glossary and further reading, listing websites, books and places you can visit and learn about the Roman army in the UK, such as Vindolanda.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 12): Asterix at the Olympic Games [Astérix: Astérix aux Jeux olympiques]

"In 50 BC, Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well… not entirely. One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders." The Gauls are aided by a magic potion which gives them superhuman strength, and is brewed by the druid Getafix). In late spring, the inhabitants of the village learn that the neighbouring Roman camp of Aquarium is preparing to send its champion - Gluteus Maximus - to compete in the Olympic Games in Greece, between July and August. (...)

literary

COUNTRY: France


Rosemary Sutcliff

Frontier Wolf

Frontier Wolf is the third book in a series of novels that recount the adventures of various generations of the Aquilii family down to the Norman period. In each case, one of the protagonists owns a Dolphin Ring, which has been passed on through the family. The publishers, Oxford University Press, state that the primary audience for the Dolphin Ring saga is an age-range of 11-16*.At the opening of Frontier Wolf, set in the early 340s, the twenty-three-year-old centurion Alexios Flavius Aquila, n(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Glen Chapron, Hélène Montardre

Little Stories from History [Petites histoires de l’HISTOIRE] (Series, Book 2): Vercingetorix against Julius Ceasar [Vercingétorix contre Jules César]

Like in the other books in the series Les petites histoires de l’HISTOIRE, the first two pages before the story sensu stricto are entitled The Adventure Begins… They provide answers to the questions: when, where, who, and “so what”. In 52 BCE, in the territory of today’s France, some Gallic tribes had already made agreements with Rome; others were nervously awaiting the results of Caesar’s attempts to conquer them all.Against this background, a young Gaul, Sa(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: France


Cyril Walter Hodges, Rosemary Sutcliff

The Eagle of the Ninth

The Eagle of the Ninth is the first in a series of novels that recount the adventures of various generations of the Aquilii family down to the Norman period. In each case, one of the protagonists owns a Dolphin Ring, which has been passed on through the family. The publishers, Oxford University Press, state that the primary audience for these novels are 11–16-year-olds*.The Eagle of the Ninth, set in the first half of the second century CE, begins with the nineteen-year-old centurion Marcu(...)

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COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Charles Keeping, Rosemary Sutcliff

The Lantern Bearers

In the Lantern Bearers is the fourth book in a series of novels that recount the adventures of various generations of the Aquilii family down to the Norman period. In each case, one of the protagonists owns a Dolphin Ring, which has been passed on through the family. The publishers, Oxford University Press, state that the primary audience has an age-range of 11-16 (Meek 1962, p. 39).In the Lantern Bearers, which is set in the mid-fifth century, Aquila, an eighteen-year-old Romano-British solider(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United Kingdom