The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome: A Handbook for Time Travelers

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome: A Handbook for Time Travelers


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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 attacked by barbarians?
   • What are my legal options if I’m fed to the lions at the Colosseum?
All this is answered and more. 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101998106
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/20/2019
Series: The Thrifty Guides Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Stokes ( is a former teacher who is now a rising star as a Hollywood screenwriter. He has written screenplays on assignment for Warner Brothers, Universal, Fox, Paramount, New Line, and Sony/Columbia. Inspired by a childhood love of The Goonies and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Jonathan wrote his first novel, Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas, published by Philomel in 2016. Raised in Connecticut, he currently resides in Los Angeles, where he can be found showing off his incredible taste in dishware and impressive 96% accuracy with high fives.

David Sossella graduated with honours in painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. Since 2006, he's been illustrator and head of graphics for the largest animation studio in Italy taking the role of illustrator and head of graphics.

Table of Contents

Introduction:     The Basics of  Time Travel
Chapter One:    Welcome to Rome
Chapter Two:    Roman Entertainment
Chapter Three: Julius Caesar
Chapter Four:   The Roman Civil War
Chapter Five:   Quality Time with Cleopatra
Chapter Six:     Not Another Civil War
Chapter Seven: Antony and Cleopatra
Chapter Eight:  Rome’s Top Five Craziest Emperors

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