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

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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.

Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of...

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Overview

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.

Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 1: Ancient Times weaves world history into a story book format. 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?

The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find our what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 1: Ancient Times is the first of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years BCE 500 to 400 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture.

Author Biography: Susan Wise Bauer is a novelist and educator. With her mother, Jessie Wise, she co-authored The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, a book which has rapidly become an educational standard. Susan teaches at The College of William and Mary. She lives in Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: How Do We Know What Happened?
What is History?
What is Archaeology?

Chapter 1 The Earliest People
The First Nomads
The First Nomads Become Farmers

Chapter 2 Egyptians Lived on the Nile River
Two Kingdoms Become One
Gods of Ancient Egypt

Chapter 3 The First Writing

Chapter 4 The Old Kingdom of Egypt
Making Mummies
Egyptian Pyramids

Chapter 5 The First Sumerian Dictator

Chapter 6 The Jewish People
God Speaks to Abraham
Joseph Goes to Egypt

Chapter 7 Hammurabi and the Babylonians

Chapter 8 The Assyrians
Shamshi-Adad, King of the Whole World
The Story of Gilgamesh

Chapter 9 The First Cities of India
The River-Road
The Mystery of Mohenjo-Daro

Chapter 10 The Far East — Ancient China
Lei Zu and the Silkworm
The Pictograms of Ancient China
Farming in Ancient China

Chapter 11 Ancient Africa
Ancient Peoples of West Africa
Anansi and Turtle
Anansi and the Make-Believe Food

Chapter 12 The Middle Kingdom of Egypt
Egypt Invades Nubia
The Hyksos Invade Egypt

Chapter 13 The New Kingdom of Egypt
The General and the Woman Pharoah
Amenhotep and King Tut

Chapter 14 The Israelites Leave Egypt
The Baby Moses
The Exodus from Egypt

Chapter 15 The Phoenicians
Phoenician Traders
The Founding of Carthage

Chapter 16 The Return of Assyria
Ashurbanipal's Attack
The Library of Nineveh

Chapter 17 Babylon Takes Over Again!
Nebuchadnezzar's Madness
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Chapter 18 Life in Early Crete
Bull-jumpers and Sailors
King Minos and the Minotaur
The Mysterious End of the Minoans

Chapter 19 The Early Greeks
The Mycenaeans
The Greek Dark Ages

Chapter 20 Greece Gets Civilized Again
Greece Gets an Alphabet
The Stories of Homer
The First Olympic Games

Chapter 21 The Medes and the Persians
A New Empire
Cyrus the Great

Chapter 22 Sparta and Athens
Life in Sparta
Life in Athens

Chapter 23 The Greek Gods

Chapter 24 The Wars of the Greeks
Greece's War with Persia
The Greeks Fight Each Other

Chapter 25 Alexander the Great
Philip and His Son
Alexander's Invasions
The Death of Alexander

Chapter 26 The People of the Americas
The Nazca Drawings
The Heads of the Olmecs
Rabbit Shoots the Sun

Chapter 27 The Rise of Rome
Romulus and Remus
The Power of Rome

Chapter 28 The Roman Empire...
The Roman Gods
The Roman Builders
The Roman Gladiators
The Gladiator School

Chapter 29 Rome's War with Carthage

Chapter 30 The Aryans of India
Life on the Ganges River
The Castes of Ancient India
Siddhartha

Chapter 31 The Mauryan Empire of India
The Empire United
The Jakata Tales

Chapter 32 China — Writing and the Qin
Calligraphy in China
Warring States
The First Emperor and the Great Wall
The First Emperor's Grave

Chapter 33 Confucius

Chapter 34 The Rise of Julius Caesar
Caesar is Kidnapped
The Consuls of Rome
Caesar and the Senate

Chapter 35 Caesar the Hero
Caesar Fights the Celts
Caesar Crosses the Rubicon
Caesar and Cleopatra
The Death of Caesar

Chapter 36 The First Roman Prince

Chapter 37 The Beginning of Christianity
The Birth of Jesus
Jesus Crucified and Resurrected

Chapter 38 The End of the Ancient Jewish Nation

Chapter 39 Rome and the Christians
Nero, the Evil Emperor
Christians in the Catacombs
The Emperor Is a Christian!

Chapter 40 Rome Begins to Weaken
The British Rebellion
Rome Divided In Two

Chapter 41 The Attacking Barbarians
Attila the Hun
Stilicho, Roman and Barbarian
The Coming of the Visigoths

Chapter 42 The End of Rome
The Last Roman Emperor
The Gifts of Rome
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    Best history book I've ever seen!

    As a homeschool mom and history buff, this is the best history book I have ever had the pleasure to read! Easy to read and understand. This book covers parts of history that I have never even heard about! What a resource! I highly recommend the activity book as well!

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