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From the Colosseum to Hadrian’s Wall, Gem Ancient Rome shows us how Rome’s vast empire laid the foundations of today’s civilisation.
From aqueducts to baths, from gladiators to emperors, the fascinating history of and mythology of ancient Rome are brought to life in this entertaining and highly-readable guide.
With their sophisticated army, monuments and roads, the Romans literally paved the way to modern Europe.
Learn about the hand-to-hand combat at gladiatorial shows, rediscover the myths and legends of the Roman gods and find out how and why Rome became the conquering superpower that it did. History will come to life in this engaging and comprehensive introduction to one of the most fascinating and influential places the world has ever known.
Geography – map of the Roman EmpireHistory – a timeline with the accomplishments of the emperorsCulture – what the Romans did for usReligion – Gods and FestivalsMythology – Virgil's Aeneid, Romulus and RemusDaily life in Ancient Greece – different levels in society, the jobs, family life, leisure activitiesPolitics – transition from Republic to DictatorshipLearning and knowledge – Law, Science, Architecture, Literature, ArtWar – important wars, the Empire, the army and navyRome Today – temples, archaeology, and modern tourist sites
About the author
David Pickering has written, contributed to, edited, or ghosted over 250 reference books. His works on history, folklore, language, theatre, and other subjects have won many fans and have led to numerous appearances on television and radio studios over the years.