"This delightful series brings something unusual to the study of history: humor." And this time we're going all the way back to the times of the Greeks in 4 B.C. to see what it would be like to join up with the army of Alexander the Great.
"As a Macedonian sheep farmer in 4 B.C. you are about to leave those bleak hills behind and embark on a perilous journey as a soldier in Alexander the Great's army. It's tough!
Top tips from experts:
Avoid being chosen as a envoy. The last one was thrown into the sea. Clever looters take only valuables that are light. You've got to carry them. Starving? Try chewing a local weed called sylphium. It soothes the stomach. If you're dying of thirst and reach water, don't drink too fast. It will kill you. If you believe in omens and seers warn you not to do something, perhaps you'd better. not."--from the publisher
978-0531123904 Ages 8-11 32 pages