Did Greek Soldiers Really Hide Inside the Trojan Horse?: And Other Questions about the Ancient World (Is That a Fact?)

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Did Greek Soldiers Really Hide Inside the Trojan Horse?: And Other Questions about the Ancient World (Is That a Fact?) by Carol M. Scavella Burrell

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"Egyptians made their pet cats into mummies. The Greeks invented the idea of going to school. Julius Caesar's last words were ""Et tu, Brute?"" You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? Let's investigate seventeen statements about the ancient world and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones stump even the experts! Find out whether the Romans ate so much at meals that they had to take time out to vomit! Discover whether Mount Olympus is a real place! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?"

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Carol M. Scavella Burrell is a native New Yorker who started studying Latin in high school and went on to major in Classics at Cornell University. She has been a children's book editor, a designer for videogames set in the Roman Forum, and an art director for roleplaying games set in outer space. She is the creator of the webcomic SPQR Blues, historical fiction about the ancient eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and is the adaptor and artist for the graphic novel version of Octavia Butler's Kindred, a time-travel tale about the Antebellum South. She is also the published author of short stories set in ancient Egypt, WWII, and the spooky, ghost-filled swamps of southern Florida. She currently edits graphic novels and lives with a wild-eyed cat called Morgan-and-Wong.

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