This is a reference book which guides the student on a selective timeline tour through ancient history, outlining the major events and personalities, and noting the primary literary sources from which these things are known. Time-wise, this book covers the period from the creation of the world to the fall of Rome in A.D. 476. Space-wise, this book covers the civilizations of the near east and west. Each event or person in history is accompanied by suggested readings from various ancient sources. Included with the book is one DVD which contains the full text English translations of most of the classical literature which we reference in the book.
This book will lead you by the hand through the maze of ancient literature and help you find what is appropriate for you and your children to read as you pursue your study of ancient history. With the DVD, you have the full texts of the works of literature right at your fingertips. A list of all texts is listed at the end of this review.
Generally speaking, the classical literature we cite is suitable for students ages twelve and up. Some of the literature is suitable for younger students (Aesop, some of Xenophon, Plutarch, Quintus Curtius, Gellius, Josephus and several others).
Minimum System Requirements for the DVD: Pentium 200Mhz with 32 Meg System Memory, DVD-ROM Drive, Internet Browser, Acrobat Reader 5.0 (Acrobat Reader 6.0 is included on the DVD), Windows 95, Linux, or MacOS.