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Ancient Rome Hardcover – August 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 45 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (August 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385260660
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385260664
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,975,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 4-7. A lavishly illustrated introduction to Roman culture and history. Although there isn't enough material for school reports, this is one of the most attractive additions to an ever-growing list of titles about ancient cultures. Well-designed double-page spreads cover history, government, religion, social customs, and leading personalities. One four-page gatefold depicts the ancient rock of Masada. A chronological listing of emperors is included. Full-color drawings and photographs of sculptures, reliefs, and frescoes fill in some of the details. There's nothing new here, but the combination of a well-written, lucid text and vivid illustrations may encourage curious students to move on to more solid sources. A good choice if basic, introductory material is needed.?Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews

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) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1998
Format: Hardcover
An imformative children's book with the basic history of Ancient Rome. Filled with colorful and hisorically correct pictures. A perfect book for the future historians.
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By Zagman on April 17, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Very interesting elementary book. A little bit too simple for indepth school report requirements but overall well writen. Easily understood and great illustrations. Better then the average Nature Company books on other subjects.
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