Ancient Rome, Third Edition is divided into two sections: "A History of an Empire" reveals how the Romans gradually became the most important power in the Mediterranean, and "The Geography of an Empire" follows the effect the Romans had on the lands they conquered. Themes treated in this section include the Roman town, buildings and technology, the Roman villa, ancient Greece, the mysterious Etruscans, the rise of Julius Caesar, Roman men and women, the Roman baths, imperial Rome, and the Roman ship. A wealth of lively information about the geography, society, politics, and religion of this important ancient culture is presented through beautifully illustrated maps and charts that bring life to important dates and events. Full-color illustrations, photographs, and maps. Glossary. Timelines. Tables. Charts. Gazetteer. Indexed. 96 pages. Grades 5-8.
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