“So you think you’ve got it bad? A kid’s life in Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome” (2019)

Today we wish like to present you our recent discovery – the book series “So you think you’ve got it bad?” by Chae Strathie (author) and Marisa Morea (illustrator), published by Nosy Crow Ltd in collaboration with the British Museum in 2019. It is recommended for the children in the age of 5-8.

In the series we can find three interesting publications related to Antiquity: about children’s life in Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Ancient Egypt. They present the ancient culture and history to the young readers in a simple and accessible way, mainly through the fun facts and colourful illustrations. All the parts of the series are constructed in a similar way, so the children can get to know about, for example, the clothes & hairstyles, the family time, home, education, food & diet, health & medicines, myths & legends, Ancient Gods, fun and games. At the end of the books they can also find helpful glossaries.

ISBN 9781788004794. Cover (source)
Cover (source)
ISBN 9781788004756. Cover (source)
ISBN 9781788004794. Chapter about the myths and legends, Ancient Greece edition (source)

Here you can take a look inside of the books:

1) Ancient Greece edition:


2) Ancient Rome edition:


The books were recently published in Polish by Wydawnictwo Wilga (in Patrycja Zarawska’s translation).

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Post prepared by Dorota Rejter (Bazylczyk).

“Antiquity – Camera – Action!” – third edition ECOLOGY

This year we have the pleasure to organize the III edition of the movie competition for school students in Poland “Antiquity – Camera – Action!”, an endeavour by the Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition in Poland and East-Central Europe (OBTA) at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw. The competition is a part of the “Our Mythical Childhood” project.

The main topic of this year’s competition is “Ecology” in relation to the Ancient culture of Greece and Rome.


The participants should consider how they want to present the main topic in their works and what theme to choose, e.g. the myth of Arcadia, heroes of mythology working for the protection of the environment, Cleopatra praising ecological cosmetics, etc.

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Thomas Cole, Dream of Arcadia (1838) [source]
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Joseph-Emile Caillé, Aristaeus mourning the death of his bees (1866) [source]
Dryad, by Severine Pineaux
Severine Pineaux, Dryad [source - "The Eco-Friendly Dryads of Slavic Fantasy Literature" on the Antipodean Odyssey Blog]

We encourage you to watch the movies submitted to our competitions in the previous years: I edition – MYTH II edition – HISTORY and the works from a similar competition taking place at the University of Cambridge.

Athenas statuettes for the winners of the previous editions of the competition [source]

We are looking forward to receiving the submissions for the new “Ecology” edition and we are wishing good luck to all the participants!

Follow our social media (FB, Instagram & Twitter) and the official website of the “Antiquity – Camera – Action!” competitions to stay updated!

Post written by Dorota Bazylczyk