Best Book of Ancient Rome

Best Book of Ancient Rome

by Deborah Murrell
     
 

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Find out more about everyday life in ancient Rome and what it meant to live in this fascinating city at the height of its empire. Every aspect of this great civilization is explored, from the bloodthirsty gladiators and the terrifying chariot races, to a day in the life of the wealthy, to how the powerful senators controlled their city and expanded its empire.

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Find out more about everyday life in ancient Rome and what it meant to live in this fascinating city at the height of its empire. Every aspect of this great civilization is explored, from the bloodthirsty gladiators and the terrifying chariot races, to a day in the life of the wealthy, to how the powerful senators controlled their city and expanded its empire.

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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Basic information about Ancient Rome is presented in an accessible format for young readers. The pages are filled with colorful illustrations, including maps and carefully labeled diagrams. The brief text generally offers one short paragraph for each topic. The formation of early Rome and the development of its government, including the creation of the Senate, are presented in the first pages. The role of the Roman soldiers in conquering neighboring lands and the building of the Roman Empire depict the importance of this civilization. Daily life for the soldiers, the rulers, the slaves and the common people is described. Gladiators fighting wild beasts are featured as a part of the section about sports and leisure. The fall of the empire and its legacy are highlighted. The role of archeologists in uncovering the history of these people is illustrated with the excavation of Pompeii. There is a glossary and an index. This is a good introduction to Ancient Rome. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753460801
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
06/15/2007
Series:
Best Book of Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.76(w) x 7.67(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Deborah Murrell has written extensively for both children and adults for more than fifteen years. She has also produced a CD-ROM entitled The History of the Ancient World. Her area of expertise is the history of the theater in ancient Rome and Greece.

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