Ancient Rome

Overview

Journey back in time to witness the development of history's greatest civilizations with The Ancient World series. Readers will discover how ancient societies formed and how they continue to affect the world today.

Detailed maps show where civilizations were located and how they expanded over time

Sidebars explore how the innovations and discoveries of these ancient people ...

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Overview

Journey back in time to witness the development of history's greatest civilizations with The Ancient World series. Readers will discover how ancient societies formed and how they continue to affect the world today.

Detailed maps show where civilizations were located and how they expanded over time

Sidebars explore how the innovations and discoveries of these ancient people continue to affect us today

Short biographies explore the accomplishments and impact of key historical figures

Timelines provide a reference of important events for each civilization

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Treadway M.Ed.
Great civilizations are richly examined in books of the "The Ancient World" series to provide youngsters with substantial resources such as a basic timeline, multiple artifacts, scenic photographs, and archival prints. Historical Roman aspects are prominently featured while relevance to modern times is discussed as well, but also for the Incas, Mayans, and Chinese. The series makes appropriate connections to daily life in a "The Past Is Present" section with full page spreads with contrasting text and visuals. Students trace key elements about Roman ingenuity and innovation by direct application to today's current activities. For instance, legal systems, technological advances, and the English language are prominent vestiges incorporated around the world for generations. Pages in the series have significant words about ancient Rome in bold. They are also listed in the margins with a brief dictionary entry for readers to follow pertinent information and historical references with greater clarity. Engaging chapters portray Rome as the birthplace of western civilization and follow its development from myth to an empire. Characteristics of Ancient Rome are described such as developing institutions, a powerful civilization chosen by the gods with strong traditions, and extending influences with distinguished memorials. In addition, books in the series contain mini-biographies of famous rulers, a solid glossary, thorough index, and brief bibliography. Reviewer: Susan Treadway, M.Ed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531251836
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: The Ancient World
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 741,473
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Birthplace of Western Civilization 6

Chapter 1 Born from Myth 10

Chapter 2 The Shaping of Roman Institutions 42

Chapter 3 Land of Destiny 58

Chapter 4 Bound by Tradition 68

Chapter 5 Do as the Romans do 82

Chapter 6 Monuments and Memories 92

The Past is Present: See for yourself how ancient Rome is still present in our lives today.

Keeping Count 12

A Government ahead of its Time 45

Standing the Test of Time 60

That's Entertainment 71

Picture Perfect 84

A Lasting Language 95

Biographies 98

Timeline 100

Glossary 104

Find out more 106

Index 107

About the author 112

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