Return to the exciting world of the far-off past in Ancient Rome. Meet Spartacus, the gladiator slave who led the largest slave revolt in the history of the Roman empire. Tour the Pantheon, a temple dedicated to the gods and one of the greatest surviving masterpieces of Roman building. Watch the thunderous chariot races at the Circus Maximus and lions, leopards, elephants, crocodiles, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses-even ostriches-fight to warm up the crowds at the Colosseum for a grand finale gladiator battle. Illustrated with artifacts, maps, and photographs and with original art by Peter Connolly, the acclaimed master of recreating the ancient world, Ancient Rome brings to life in all its glory one of the most extraordinary civilizations the world has ever known.
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Peter Connolly's previous books include Pompeii, The Roman Fort, The Legionary, The Cavalryman, The Ancient Greece of Odysseus, The Holy Land and The Ancient City. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology, London.
Reviewed with Andrew Solway's Ancient Greece.
Gr. 3-6. In these two titles in the Ancient World series, Connolly's artwork is the primary element, with snippets of informative text by Solway surrounding the pictures. Greece covers daily life, housing, religion, government, work, social life, sports, and the theater. Rome introduces facts about home life, food and shopping, work, the theater, racing, the baths, the Roman forum, and religion. The artwork ranges from imaginative, original paintings to photos, reproductions of famous art and antiquities, and labeled cutaway drawings. Kids in search of spicy details (information about vomitoriums, for example) will need to search elsewhere. There are some British spellings, but that probably won't interfere with the books' value for ancient history studies. Each volume concludes with a glossary. Kay Weisman
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0199108099
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0199108099
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110199108099
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