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Title:
Ancient Rome
Author:
Connolly, Peter, 1935-
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780199108091
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This is one of two new titles from the acclaimed master of recreating the ancient world. Peter Connolly's superb illustrations bring to life the world of ancient Rome, giving children aged 8+ a real sense of what it was like to live there. We visit the baths and the laundry, watch chariotraces at the Circus Maximus and gladiator fights at the Colosseum, and discover a wealth of fascinating details of everyday life. Perfect to support homework. Peter Connolly is a best-selling author and illustrator of the ancient world. His previous books with Oxford include Pompeii, The Roman Fort, The Legionary, The Cavalryman, The Ancient Greece of Odysseus, The Holy Land and The Ancient City. These have sold over 250,000 copies in English, and havebeen translated into many other languages. Peter Connolly is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology, London.


Author Notes


Peter Connolly's previous books include Pompeii, The Roman Fort, The Legionary, The Cavalryman, The Ancient Greece of Odysseus, The Holy Land and The Ancient City. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology, London.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3-6. In these two titles in the Ancient World series, Connolly's artwork is the primary element, with snippets of informative text by Solway surrounding the pictures. Greece covers daily life, housing, religion, government, work, social life, sports, and the theater. Rome introduces facts about home life, food and shopping, work, the theater, racing, the baths, the Roman forum, and religion. The artwork ranges from imaginative, original paintings to photos, reproductions of famous art and antiquities, and labeled cutaway drawings. Kids in search of spicy details (information about vomitoriums, for example) will need to search elsewhere. There are some British spellings, but that probably won't interfere with the books' value for ancient history studies. Each volume concludes with a glossary. --Kay Weisman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-How people lived, social customs, and entertainment are some of the topics examined in this look at aspects of daily life in this ancient civilization. Short chapters discuss the home, food, shopping, the baths, recreation, the Forum, and religion. They are profusely illustrated with colorful drawings that show Romans at work and play, detailed cutaways of buildings, and photographs of ruins and artifacts. Captions provide additional information. This well-written introduction to Roman cultural life will be useful for reports. For political and historical coverage, Mike Corbishley's Ancient Rome (Facts On File, 1989) will make a good complement.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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