30-Second Ancient Rome

30-Second Ancient Rome

by Matthew Nicholls
     
 
You know that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but just how did a cluster of small hilltop villages expand to become one of the greatest empires in history? Why did Romulus kill his brother Remus? How was a legion organized? Did people really speak Latin? What entertainment could you see at the Colosseum? And what was daily life like for a Roman citizen? This book

Overview

You know that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but just how did a cluster of small hilltop villages expand to become one of the greatest empires in history? Why did Romulus kill his brother Remus? How was a legion organized? Did people really speak Latin? What entertainment could you see at the Colosseum? And what was daily life like for a Roman citizen? This book takes a novel approach to answering all these questions and more.

30-Second Ancient Rome presents a unique insight into one of the most brilliantly governed societies, where military might and expansive empire paved the way for technological advances that helped shape our modern existence. From aqueducts to sewers, from mosaics to medical diagnoses, this is the straightest road toward understanding the 50 key innovations and ideas that developed and defined one of the world’s great civilizations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435151796
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Editor Dr Matthew Nicholls studied at Oxford University and is a senior lecturer in Classics at the University of Reading, where he specializes in books, libraries, cities, and monuments of the Roman world. He directs Reading’s MA City of Rome course and is also producing a digital model of the entire ancient city.

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