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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (March 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590738933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590738934
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 12.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dafney A. Davis on July 9 2004
Format: Paperback
I was very excited when I first about the "Horrible Histories" series. But, after reading the "Rotten Romans," I question the historic accuracy of the series. I do not claim to be an expert on Romans, but I have taught the topic for 8+ years (although I'm sure Mr. Deary would not consider me anything but an morron considering his references to teachers in this book)and I have found some incorrect items, example: the Romans used the "thumbs down" for life and the "thumbs up" for death not the reverse, as Mr. Deary says in the book. Read it for fun not for historical research.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D.F. on April 20 2002
Format: Paperback
This books are wonderful. They make learning history fun and cool. It combines jokes, historical facts and funny information in a great easy-to-read package. My 4th grader loves the whole series. Both reluctant readers and history lovers will enjoy the breezy way history is told in these books. Ideal for 3rd-5th graders and even middle school students. Great as gifts or for a classroom. Too bad all history books aren't this fun!
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By A Customer on Jan. 26 2000
Format: Paperback
The Rotten Romans is a really good book if you're learning about ancient Rome, or anytime you need a good book. It makes jokes ("Dad's mad, Blad") and gives interesting information you don't find anywhere else (Did you know the Celts admired their hair so much that they didn't wear helmets in battle?). It tells stories and has made-up diaries of a warrior. It is a really funny book, and if you liked it, there are lots and lots of other Horrible Histories. There's the Awesome Egyptians, Measly Middle Ages, Vicious Vikings, and Groovy Greeks. There are also Vile Victorians, Angry Aztecs, Terrible Tudors, and Blitzed Brits (not available online). Hope you enjoy this book!
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By Geri Rinna on April 2 2002
Format: Paperback
I have read nearly all of the books in the Horrible Histories Series and I love them! The reader is drawn into the world of the Romans and is given truthful information on all of the wars and emperors in a calm, relaxed, even humorous fasion. Nobody likes learning lists of dated and rulers. The Horrible Histories books are nothing like that. They really draw you into their world and you feel as if you are going back in time to the streets of Rome under Caligula's rule and feel like a Roman. This is a great way to learn history in a relaxing environment. It's a great way to escape your troublesome world and enter the world of the Rotten Roman's! I recommend it to anyone!
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By A Customer on Oct. 20 2000
Format: Paperback
Terry Deary takes a humorous look at Ancient Rome, and it is enjoyable, but I don't think it deserves the kudos that most people are giving it. The book really doesn't give children an accurate view of the Roman Empire. Too much space is devoted (in a very small book) to Britannia, and not enough to Rome itself. There's far too great a tendency to point out the ridiculous, and not enough nearly zero) to chronological facts. Hence, while intersting reading, I don't think young people will really learn much about Roman History from this book.
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By A Customer on Dec 13 1998
Format: Paperback
I think this book puts the life back into History. It was an excellent read. I liked the battles it made it sound really gory. I thought it was brilliant the way it talked about the Romans fighting the Celts. I have read lots of other History books by him. Like The Cut Throat Celts and the Groovy Greeks.I am thinking of making up my own Horrible History book. If I do it was him who inspired me to write one. I hope Terry Deary will make lots more of these books in the future. I give it 10 out of 10.
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Format: Paperback
The contents of this book are filled with interesting and juicy tidbits of information you will never find in a textbook! With hilarious pictures, The Rotten Romans reveals the wackier side of ancient Roman life. The book stays with real facts. Some were so unbelievable that I had to verify them in the encyclopedia (they were true!) It's the best book to put your history teacher on the spot. So you might think, "How could history be interesting?" Well, this book comes the closest in making it so!
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By A Customer on July 3 2001
Format: Paperback
This was the first horrible history book I got, and I got it when I was in Britain. I fell in love with this book, it was soo funny I had to get more. It is a great book to learn about history. I love them so much I couldn't put the book down. When I came back home to the U.S. I couldn't find any of these books, but I've read the ones I already had over and over. From now on, I'll have to order more of them.
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