ONE DAY IN ANCIENT ROME by G. B. Kirtland

ONE DAY IN ANCIENT ROME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For two members of Rome's upper classes, a day in the city overflows with a variety of events. After a breakfast of jentaculum, the two children make excellent use of their stylus, scroll and abacus under the tutor's watchful eye. Errands at the food stall are on the agenda after school and their walk through Rome affords us a glimpse of shops, buildings, statues and inhabitants both human and animal. We tarry awhile before shopwindows and discover the children's future vocational dreams. Afternoon is naptime and banquet time with jugglers, acrobats and dancers, and in the evening we visit the Circus Maximus. An overly crowded text with oddly incongruous illustrations satirizing the whole thing minimize any intended value here.

Pub Date: Aug. 23rd, 1961
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World