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Sheehan, Sean, 1951-
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Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1999.
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Surveys the history, politics, religion, art, literature, and everyday life of ancient Rome.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 2.0 48874.
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Central Library DG77 .S47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Clearfield Library DG77 .S47 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Clearfield Library DG77 .S47 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library DG77 .S47 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Six titles render a view of past civilizations with remarkable depth and clarity. Influences such as politics, war, trade, everyday life, art and architecture, and religion offer insight into how inhabitants of these great cultures lived. Each title highlights the legacy left by the major events and developments of these civilizations. Quotations from ancient sources and modern historians lend a fresh perspective to factual information.

Author Notes

Sean Sheehan was brought up in London but every summer holiday was spent in Ireland and only glimpses from train windows on journeys from Euston to Holyhead suggested that other places existed. After adult years of travelling and living in Southeast Asia Sean now has his home in Ireland.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Adequate series entries that cover the history, politics and society, religion, art and literature, everyday life, and decline of two ancient civilizations. Well-organized chapters consist of several two-page spreads. Quotes from ancient sources and modern historians add insight and interest to the objective texts. The layouts are inviting; the typeface is large and easy to read; and clear full-color photographs, reproductions, and maps are in abundance. Captions convey considerable additional information. While Simon James's Ancient Rome and George Hart's Ancient Egypt (both Knopf, 1990) have even more illustrations, the amount of information presented is comparable. If titles on the subject are in demand, these books would be useful additions.-Peg Glisson, Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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