Jonathan W. Stokes
- Title: The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome: A Handbook for Time Travelers
- Author: Jonathan W. Stokes
- ISBN: 9780451479600
- Page: 175
- Format: Unjacketed paper-over-board
From the publishing house that brought you the Who Was books comes the next big series to make history approachable, engaging, and funny The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome contains information vital to the sensible time traveler Where can I find a decent hotel room in ancient Rome for under five sesterces a day Is horse parking included What do I do if I m attackedFrom the publishing house that brought you the Who Was books comes the next big series to make history approachable, engaging, and funny The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome contains information vital to the sensible time traveler Where can I find a decent hotel room in ancient Rome for under five sesterces a day Is horse parking included What do I do if I m attacked by barbarians What are my legal options if I m fed to the lions at the Colosseum All this is answered and There is handy advice on finding the best picnicking spots to watch Julius Caesar s assassination at the Roman Forum in 44 BC, as well as helpful real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire of AD 64 There are even useful recommendations on which famous historical figures to meet for lunch, and a few nifty pointers on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob.If you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook you would need
Recent Comments "The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome: A Handbook for Time Travelers"
Copy provided by the publishersLike The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution, this guide is purportedly for the many time travelers around in 2150, after time travel devices become widespread, and the devastation of their messing about in history is addressed by Time Patrols. In this future world, Time Corps rules much of North America, and it's head, Finn Greenquill, is not above using time travel for his own personal gain.This book does a little better job of giving an overview of daily li [...]
History can be boring but not when you are using this guide to time travel. The series is chock full of wisecracks and snarky wit but also interesting side notes about Ancient Rome and its more famous inhabitants. Kids will love reading about all the hazards, not of time travel, such as not getting killed in Cesare's army, raids by barbarians, disease, enslaved or being chosen to face an angry lion in the arena. Compare this to a funny version of "I Survived" or the "Infinity Ring" series. This [...]
Educational, yes, but also really funny. The conceit of the series is that in the future, time-traveling tourists often visit notable moments in history, and that this book was accidentally discovered by present-day New Yorkers who published it. The result is a very off-axis look at what daily life is like in Ancient Rome. I could imagine some teachers bristling at it’s time; it gleefully talks public toilets and gladiator battles. But kids will actually want to read this, and they’re likely [...]
Thanks to Viking Children's Books and Penguin Random House for the advanced copy.Interesting mix of history and humor. I like the concept of a guide for time travelers and that led to a lot of humorous writing. There was also a lot of great information about Ancient Rome. But it seemed to move from travel guide to overview of Roman history partway through. I wished the aspects were better integrated throughout the whole book. I can see fans of the "You Wouldn't Want To" series enjoying these, as [...]
I think this book says too many ways how ancient Rome is dangerous. I got to page 17 and I didn't like how this book described everything in a little kid way. I didn't think it gave enough facts about Ancient Rome. I think this book should give information about Ancient Rome that would be helpful today.
I’ve always felt uneducated about Roman and English history. Well, this book made me feel partly caught up on Roman history at least. And it’s hilarious and easy/fun to read.
This was fun! Definitely reading more from this series.
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Definitely cute. Not sure who will pick it up, but I liked the format and the info inside. Plus a list of resources at the back is always nice!
When I first started this book, I came in with no prior knowledge of Ancient Rome (I am more of a US history person), so everything I now know about Rome (which is now quite a lot) is from this book. The cover and the inside pages would entice younger readers to pick it up and want to read it. It isn’t your normal nonfiction book with text and pictures here and there, this book is much different. Instead of old photos, there are no drawings in the book to represent what is going on in the book [...]
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