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How to Be a Roman Soldier (How to Be)

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Are you ready to do battle for the glory of Caesar? Have you bought your own armor yet—an apron and strong marching sandals? Will you become a centurion or a legionary? Are you ready for a posting to Western Eurasia or Britannia or North Africa? Are you ready to train from 6 a.m. to midnight? Are you fit to march long distances? Can you swim, run, jump, fence and throw jav ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 8th 2008 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published September 1st 2004)
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Clare Cannon
Dec 12, 2013 Clare Cannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 08-12yrs
A brief but interesting introduction to the life of a soldier in Ancient Rome. It engages the young reader in history by putting them inside it, helping them think about what they would experience if they lived then. It offers more detail than an official text-book explanation directed at this age group, exploring clothing and equipment, the discipline of army life, where they would live, what skills they would learn, what ranks they would aspire to, likely travels, rest and recreations, dangers ...more
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Jul 05, 2014 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: middle grade readers
This is an entertaining and informative book in the How to Be series, created by David Salariya. Several of the books in this series are written by Fiona MacDonald, who has also written books for the You Wouldn't Want to... series (also created by Mr. Salariya) and we were excited to see a similar series and a familiar author.

The narrative is very similar in style to the other books but has a more serious tone and the illustrations are more realistic and not cartoonish. The information in the bo
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Fiona MacDonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in schools, adult education and university, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics.
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