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Ancient Rome
Nardo, Don, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Kidhaven Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 1.0 54657.
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Central Library DG78 .N353 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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This informative volume, written for young readers, examines some of the more basic and important aspects of ancient Roman life, including the makeup of the family; the houses inhabited by both rich and poor; major occupations and kinds of workers; education; religious worship; and a fascinating visit to the public baths, a daily ritual for most ancient Romans.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6 In four brief chapters, Nardo covers family life and homes; work, workers, and education; public baths; and worship. Throughout, he examines the different roles played by men and women, adults and children, slaves and free men, and rich and poor. There's nothing new here, but the author presents his information clearly without fictionalizing, and offers some first-person accounts by period writers. The illustrations are mostly color reproductions of Roman mosaics and medieval etchings and wood prints, but there are a few quality color photographs as well. The layout is clear and logical. An informative introduction that will have some appeal for reluctant readers. -Lynda S. Poling, Long Beach Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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