Explain why the Romans were always ready for war.
Book: Ancient Rome and Pompeii: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #13 by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce (April 2006) pp. 41 – 54
Read the sentence from page 44.
“The training was strict and brutal.”
What does the word “brutal” most likely mean as used in this sentence?
Which detail from page 44 best helped you determine the meaning of the word “brutal”?
The author states, “The powerful Romans were always ready for war.”
What details from the text best support this statement? Explain.
an important victory
when soldiers or police surround something to take control of it
to throw with force