Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1, Marius Abstract
* Marius faces the Celtiberians, proving himself on the battlefield, and earning the respect of Scipio.
Chapter 2, Sulla Abstract
* Marius is voted to the office of the tribune and sides with the people against the nobles.
Chapter 3, Crassus Abstract
* After suffering two political defeats in one day, Marius returns to war, battling Jugurtha in...
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