I guess I wouldn't mind staying in the house most of the time if my husband did all the shopping! Such would be the case if I lived in Athens. Of course, I also wouldn't have any rights.... Spartan life doesn't really appeal at all. And only if I lived in Sybaris could I actually dine with my husband. This and other equally fascinating revelations await in Classical Kids - an activity-laden study of life in Ancient Greece and Rome. Along with maps and helpful background information, children study such facets of life as dress, food, the arts, learning, occupations, crafts and the like. They'll read Aesop's fables, make a mosaic, learn about Eratosthenes' sieve, use a drop spindle, wear a toga, build an aqueduct, and learn a little Latin - among other things. Almost a hundred activities and projects help kids to learn about various aspects of classical life. Upon reflection, I've decided to become a Roman - did you know they had about one holiday for every working day?