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The Ancient Roman World

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Beginning with the founding of Rome, each chapter features important figures- including Julius Caesar, Augustus, and Hadrian to discuss the evolution of the republic, Greek influences, and rise of Christianity. Chapters on gladiatorial games, business, and class conflict balance out sections covering emperors, wars, and conquests. Numerous illustrations and full-color phot ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 8th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Covering from the legends regarding the founding of Rome to the fall of the Roman Empire. There were some famous people like Archimedes that didn't get mentioned so won't be heard of at all in this entire series which I find to be a shame (time to pull out some other books and rectify that) but on the whole a good installment for this series and for middle-school history in general. It is very difficult reading this one while at the same time reading the "a-g a
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I never thought I'd find myself reading a history textbook for fun, but that is just what I did. This book is easy to understand and draws connections to our modern day. It has pictures of famous artwork and artifacts. It tells the origins of many of our words and sayings as sidebars to the text.

My husband, who teaches Latin, did find one minor error. It was talking about the "Ides" of the month and said the most common day to be the "Ides" is the 15th. The most famous "ides" is the Ides of Marc
Linda Harkins
Apr 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
The authors cover a lot of territory in a few pages. The pictures and illustations accompanying the text illustrate everything from the she-wolf feeding Romulus and Remus to cetain Roman superstars and even religious cults. I was particularly impressed to see Cicero's magnificent mosaic of musicians from his villa in Pompeii used as the frontispiece. Other pictures, however, are not always as well identified. This survey provides a wonderful overview of Roman history and includes a wide cast of ...more
Jul 30, 2010 rated it liked it

Rome isn't my favorite ancient civilization, so a book about it will never got four stars from me, but my boys liked this one a lot.
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, educational
This was a fairly concise, but good recounting of Ancient Rome. It wasn't too long or too short for what I was looking for and seemed to be accurate. Augustus Caesar's World is supposed to be very good, but was not carried at my library.
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Got this as audiobook from the library and listened to it with 14-year-old. Excellent.
Tyler Holley
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
For some reason, I have been reading about Roman history recently. This book is a wonderful overview and very engaging. I give 4 stars because I think that it is helpfully brief and engaging.
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