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The ancient Romans
Nardo, Don, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Discusses the civilization of ancient Rome, including its founding and early centuries, its high point, social classes and institutions, aspects of daily life, its eventual decline and fall, and the enduring legacy of Rome.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 11.1 7.0 51456.
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DG77 .N28 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DG77 .N28 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
DG77 .N28 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The incredible panorama of Roman civilization, from the founding of Rome on the famous seven hills in 753 B.C. to the fall of its empire to European Germanic tribes in A.D. 476, is presented here, along with some of the more important literary and archaeological evidence for this influential people.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. These volumes from the new Lost Civilizations series focus on two wellsprings of Western culture: ancient Greece and ancient Rome. Each society is discussed in terms of its structure, history, institutions, daily life, achievements, and legacy as well as how archaeologists and historians have learned about the civilization. Greeks explains the differences between city-states, notably Athens and Sparta, and their common traits and destiny. In Romans, Nardo gives a sense of the change throughout the civilization's long history as well as the stability it brought to the ancient world through, among other things, its administration of law. Among the black-and-white illustrations, many works of art are reproduced; but not all are adequately identified, and the lack of color sometimes lessens their effectiveness. Though the format is lackluster, the texts are quite readable and authoritative. Well-researched, well-organized, enlightening overviews. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Separating myth and legend from archaeological evidence, Nardo presents a thorough discussion of the development of Rome; its rise to power and final demise; and insights into daily life, class structure, and legacy. The use of quotations from primary and secondary scholarly sources provides a firsthand glimpse into the period and personal views on a number of topics. Informative black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and maps appear throughout. A well-written, solidly researched study.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.