Ancient Rome

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DK Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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Learn how the Romans built roads, why the baths were so popular, how Roman physicians healed the sick, why the army was so efficient, and how wine was made. Discover how sea battles were staged in the colosseum, what Roman children learned at school, how Roman society was organized, and much, much more.

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It was a good basic introduction to the history. - Goodreads
The book gives a brief overview of the Roman Empire. - Goodreads
A Very Brief Introduction it ain't. - Goodreads

Review: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire

User Review  - James T Candor - Goodreads

Very good book. I've recently become Intertested in ancient history, and this was my first book on the Roman Empire. This book covered six major episodes during the Roman Empire, providing a good overview of the roughly 800 years of the Empire. Read full review

Review: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire

User Review  - Eileen Hurley - Goodreads

A decent, succinct summary of the Roman Empire and what brought about it's demise. The tone is a little uneven though, as it bounces between dry history book and adventure story. I wish it had shown more maps to understand the changing boundaries of the empire over the centuries. Read full review

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Simon James is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including LEON AND BOB, which was named a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Book of the Year. "I don't like stories that are too polite, with nice things always happening," he admits. "Life isn't like that. I visit many, many schools and book fairs, and I like kids because they're absolutely honest." Simon James says that of all his books, the series about fiendish Jake is a favorite of the schoolchildren he visits - among them Harry Kenny, age five and a half, who is quoted as saying, "These are the best books I ever read in my life!

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