The Roman Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum

by Don Nardo

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 UpNardo begins this thorough and well-written series entry by setting the scene and describing the early Roman stadiums and the various uses for such arenas. He discusses building methods and materials, the importance placed on grander and more lavish engineering feats, and the architectural codes that evolved over time. The text then describes the purposes and uses of the Amphitheatrum Flavium, the emperors involved in its various stages of construction, significant related political events, and the details of how it was built. While not as splashy or colorful as an "Eyewitness"-type overview, this book's numerous black-and-white photos, reproductions, diagrams, and maps enhance and extend the information. Sidebars provide primary-source materials and interesting quotations from writers and visitors throughout the ages. An excellent glossary, bibliography, and index round out this in-depth presentation.Sana P. Daliva, Kahului Public Library, HI

Product Details

Cengage Gale
Publication date:
Building History Series
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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