Ancient Rome (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Ancient Rome (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by Simon James


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In Eyewitness: Ancient Rome, travel back in time and discover one of history's most remarkable civilizations — from its vast empire and astounding engineering feats to the menu at a Roman dinner party. Explore the inside of the Colosseum and the battles that were fought within. Images and supported text throughout the book showcase the pottery, weapons, and other objects Ancient Romans left behind, the architecture they created, the gods they worshiped, family life, transportation, travel, trade, and more, giving an eyewitness account of this incredible empire.


Each book retains the stunning artworks and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. On every colorful page: Vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465435682
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 227,091
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Simon James is an author and archaeologist specializing in the Iron Age and Roman history. Educated at the University College London, James started his career as an archaeological illustrator. His research specialty lies in the study of ancient warfare, the Roman military, and the Partho-Sasanian military. James is also a very accomplished author, with more than ten titles to his name. He's known for Archaeology in Britain, Exploring the World of the Celts, Rome and the SwordEyewitness: Ancient Rome, and many more.

Table of Contents

City-state to superpower6
The emperors8
The legionary10
Battle and defense12
Soldiers in society14
Senators, citizens, subjects, and slaves16
The women of Rome18
Growing up20
Family life22
House and home24
Builders and engineers26
The bloody arena28
Mortal combat30
A day at the races34
The theater36
A trip to the baths38
Writing it all down40
Craftsworkers and technology42
First catch your dormouse44
A dinner party46
Making music48
A world of many gods50
Worship and sacrifice52
Healing the sick54
Death and burial56
Country life58
Transportation, travel, and trade60
The twilight of Rome62
Did you know?64
The emperors66
Find out more68

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Ancient Rome 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
timothyl33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Informative with plenty of pictures. However, I felt that this book wasn't as effective in giving an idea of how the Romans actually lived in their society as other junior history books on the Romans does. I guess an analogy would be a children's history book on our era only having pictures of iPods, TVs, game consoles, without really getting into a general detail as to how they lived with all these items.