Everything you need to understand or teach The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough.
The First Man in Rome is the story of Marius's rise to power in the Roman republic and the story of his friendship with Sulla. The book takes place over eleven years and shows Marius's journey to become the First Man in Rome with epic scope and historical accuracy.
The novel begins with Marius, lacking political distinction and seemingly at the end of his career, forming an alliance with the Caesar family in marriage to their older daughter Julia. With his alliance to the Caesars, Marius gains the political nobility that he needs to attempt to become consul. While in Africa fighting under his rival Metellus, Marius meets with a prophetess who informs him that he will be consul seven times and become the First Man in Rome. After receiving this news he returns to Rome and is elected consul. He takes as his assistant a young man...
The First Man in Rome Lesson Plans contain 112 pages of teaching material, including: