Ancient Rome's skilled army was its claim to fame. But a skilled army wasn't the only thing that made Ancient Rome a superpower. Ancient Romans also made many advances in architecture and transportation. Explore what makes ancient Rome one of history's greatest civilizations, from its republic government to its well organized, bustling cities.
Why did Roman towns have bathhouses? Why was Rome at great risk from fires? What happened to the town of Pompeii in AD 79? Geography Matters in Ancient Rome looks at how the Roman Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Roman life through its geography. Read about how the Romans invented new farming methods such as a harvesting machine called a vallus, how some women in the Roman Empire had more freedom than in other civilizations, even running their husbands’ businesses for them when they were away, and how the Empire was strengthened by the fact that the different climates, soils and terrain produced a huge range of goods and resources.
What was life really like for everyday people in Ancient Rome? In this detailed exploration of daily life in one of history’s greatest civilizations, readers will use primary sources and information from archeological discoveries to discover fascinating insights and debunk popular myths. Immersive timelines, maps and references to important people and events will bring children on a time-traveling journey through Ancient Rome.
We celebrate the Ancient Romans for contributions they made to modern engineering and architecture, but their impact is felt in even the smallest details of everyday life. Discover how inventions like socks, fast food restaurants, and movie theaters got their start in Ancient Rome and evolved into things we enjoy today.
Make the mythology of ancient Rome come to life through stories of adventure, magical powers, and family battles. Discover the Roman gods and goddesses and the powers they used to control and change the world. There’s Jupiter, the king of the gods and the god of thunder and lightning, and Neptune, the powerful god of the seas, plus many more. Dramatic photos and illustrations, plus sidebars, facts, and infographics help uncover how these myths influenced the culture and daily life of ancient Rome.
The world's myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people for thousands of years. This series mixes dramatic retellings and non-fiction information to give a full picture of a culture's myths. This book explores the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make Roman myths and legends so compelling.
How was Rome founded? Who were the Roman gods? Explore the rich mythologies and legends of the ancient peoples of Rome. Famous Myths and Legends is a beautifully photographed and illustrated 12-volume series designed to narrate the ancient mythologies and inherited stories from the many diverse cultures throughout the world.
Ancient Rome still influences our world! The civilization’s architecture, language, and government were preserved by the societies that followed, all the way up to the modern day! This title introduces readers life for the people of ancient Rome, focusing on their beliefs, work, government, and more. This title’s informative text and bright images take readers on a trip to the past, while special features such as profiles, a cause and effect graphic, and a time and place matrix support the journey!