Life in Ancient Rome

Life in Ancient Rome

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Kingfisher Knowledge is a groundbreaking series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Lively, engaging text, packed with information, accompanies stunning photographs that enhance each chapter. Amazing, state-of-the-art digital artwork guides readers into the fascinating heart of the subject. This learning adventure does not stop there - information panels throughout lead the reader to further discovery. Each chapter offers website links, book lists, places to visit and career information. Life in Ancient Rome transports the reader on an amazing journey through the world built and run by the Romans, from its legendary origins and the growth of the republic to the height of empire, and from the human details of everyday life in Rome to the violent spectacles of battles and gladiatorial combat. Organized historically, it gives a clear sense of the major developments in this long and changing period, and is full of dynamic stories of interesting characters, important battles and great events. It also sheds new and intriguing light on familiar themes of life in Rome: roads and baths, luxurious living and slavery, the Forum and temples, and much more.
The final chapter charts the decline of the Roman empire and looks at its far-reaching legacy.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 232 x 276 x 12mm | 557.93g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour photographs, digital artwork
  • 0753410923
  • 9780753410929

About Simon Adams

Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He then worked as an editor of children's reference and other non-fiction books before becoming a full-time writer 15 years ago. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz. He is the author of Kingfisher Knowledge: Castles & Forts. Lindsey Davis lives in Greenwich. Recently, she was voted one of the top 50 authors in the Waterstones Reading Survey. Lindsey also received the 1999 Sherlock Holmes Award for Best Comic Detective for her Roman detective, Marcus Didius Falco.
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