ANCIENT ROME by Judith Simpson

ANCIENT ROME

Age Range: 8 - 13
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A portrait of ancient Rome, divided into four sections: ``The Roman World,'' ``Living in the Empire,'' ``Expansion and Empire,'' and ``The Fall of Rome.'' Along the way it covers the usual topics for this type of book--family life, education, farming--as well as more unusual topics, including the siege of Masada, appearing in a beautifully done four-page fold-out. Following the Nature Company Discoveries Library format, this is lavishly illustrated, both with full-color reproductions of original paintings and with photographs of Roman antiquities (though a few are too small to view well). The text is clear and interesting, but brief; the book is an introduction, and readers who want more in-depth coverage will have to look elsewhere. (maps, charts, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-13)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-7835-4909-1
Page count: 64pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1997




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