This reprint of a 1902 edition by Ellwood Kemp narratively presents the geography of Italy and the life of Rome at three different periods of her growth: her infancy, her strong manhood, and her old age.
The writing relates how Rome in her early years established herself in Italy, then engaged in conflict with Carthage, her most powerful neighbor and enemy. It shows how Rome finally extended her power all around the Mediterranean, giving to the world peace, law and order, and making unconsciously a highway both for Greek culture and for Christianity to spread to the West.
This book is scheduled for the child to read independently.
You can read the first chapter here.