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Ancient Rome
Corbishley, Mike.
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Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, [1989]

Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Text, maps, illustrations, charts, tables, and chronologies depict the history, society, and political life of ancient Rome and its vast empire.
General Note:
"An Equinox book."
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DG209 .C68 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Each title in the Cultural Atlas for Young People series aims to provide young readers with detailed information on a period in history. Special feature spreads in colour are devoted to large-scale reconstructions of significant episodes and events, while others focus on centres of civilization which can still be visited today. Equal emphasis is given to political and social history, illustrated with charts and chronologies.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Good overviews of ancient civilizations utilizing an atlas format as a guide for organization. Topical spreads address political, cultural, and historical subjects. In Rome, Corbishley covers its founding to the reign of Diocletian. A chapter on Pompeii and its destruction is included. Information on architecture and typical towns and villas provides a glimpse of Roman life. Major cities of the provinces are also mentioned. Egypt begins with 3100 B.C.E. and ends with the coming of the Romans. Detailed descriptions of the treasures of Tutankhamon and the city of Memphis are particularly interesting. Greece includes a brief history from the Minoan civilization to the Roman conquest. Discussions of Athens, Sparta, Philip of Macedon, and Alexander the Great are also included. The Olympic games, religion, daily life and the role of women, as well as discussions of the Akropolis and the sculptures of the Parthenon, will heighten readers' interest. In all three titles, some information has been updated and new illustrations, including digital maps, added. Color drawings, photographs, and maps elucidate the texts. A table of dates provides a visual correlation of the time periods for historical events, art, architecture, and literature. Insets in the chapters offer additional information, especially historical periods. These books are valuable for research and for a brief overview of the history of these civilizations.-Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Ancient Rome, Third Edition tells the story of the mighty civilization that extended from Africa to Britain to Asia 2,000 years ago. This book features an atlas that is divided into two sections: A History of an Empire reveals how the Romans gradually became the most important power in the Mediterranean. Topics explored include the mysterious Etruscans, the rise of Julius Caesar, Roman men and women, the Roman baths, imperial Rome, and the Roman ship. The Geography of an Empire follows the effect the Romans had on the lands they conquered. Themes treated in this section include the Roman town, buildings and technology, the Roman villa, ancient Greece, and the exotic East. Ancient Rome, Third Edition offers a wealth of lively information about the geography, society, politics, and religion of this important ancient culture. Highlighted by beautifully illustrated maps and charts that bring life to important dates and events, this book helps students envision the far-reaching impact and legacy of Rome. Excerpted from Ancient Rome by Mike Corbishley All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.