Ancient Rome

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DK Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
68 Reviews
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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Great overview of some of Rome's most famous events. - Goodreads
Easy to read episodes. - Goodreads
A good overview of the roman empire. - Goodreads
It was a good basic introduction to the history. - Goodreads
A decent enough overview. - Goodreads
The book gives a brief overview of the Roman Empire. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

Baker achieves a phenomonal task, making the full history of Roman times, from grubby backwater to shabby and splintered empire via glorious republic. Would recommend to anyone seeking a broad yet brilliant introduction. Read full review

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

User Review  - DelphicGray - Goodreads

A very easy and accessible read on ancient Roman history. I appreciated that there were end-notes crediting references, however I would have preferred foot-notes so as not to have to be turning back ... 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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