Why are You Calling Me a Barbarian? by Birgitta Petren, Elizabetta Putini
  

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Why are You Calling Me a Barbarian? by Birgitta Petren, Elizabetta Putini

It is the 3rd century BC, and as the Roman imperial army travels north followed by a caravan of families, slaves, and livestock, two kids meet at an encampment near Cologne, in today's Germany. Martilla, a young Roman slave girl, and Marbord, the son of a merchant from Scandia, strike an unlikely friendship. As they learn about each other's customs, lifestyles, and lands they discover that calling someone a barbarian is strictly a matter of ignorance. This timely lesson in tolerance--set centuries ago in Europe--shows children how people of different cultures can overcome stereotypes to become friends. The book's quaint illustrations show children the daily life of early Europeans, and a section on the history of Roman and Scandian slavery offers age-appropriate insights on the subject. Also included is a glossary of Germanic and Roman terms and proper names.

About the Author

Birgitta Petren resides in Sweden and is the author of several books on the history of the Scandinavian people. Elisabetta Putini is a children's books author and lives in Rome. Lara Artone and Monica Barsotti studied graphics at the European Institute for Design and live in Rome.

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Format

Hardback
60 pages
Interest Age: 10-12+

Author

Birgitta Petren, Elizabetta Putini
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Publisher

J. Paul Getty Museum an imprint of Getty Trust Publications

Publication date

31st October 2000

ISBN

9780892365593


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