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10 books about ancient Rome
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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
This book was published 5 years ago by Liveright and takes approximately 20.3 hours to read.
New York Times Bestseller National Book Critics Circle Finalist Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 Economist Books of the Year 2015 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015 A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" Atlantic). "
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition (BLACK DOG & LEV) by Edith Hamilton
Category: Ancient & Classical
This book was published 4 years ago by Black Dog & Leventhal and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
No synopsis available at the moment.
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire by Simon Baker
This book was published 14 years ago by BBC Physical Audio and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.
This is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Simon Baker charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower, focusing on six momentous turning points that shaped Roman history. Welcome to Rome as you've never seen it before - awesome and splendid, gritty and squalid. From the conquest of the Mediterranean beginning in the third century BC to the destruction of the Roman Empire at the hands of barbarian invaders some seven centuries later, we discover the most critical episodes in Roman history: the spectacular collapse of the 'free' republic, the birth of the age of the 'Caesars', the violent suppression of the strongest rebellion against Roman power, and the bloody civil war that launched Christianity as a world religion. At the heart of this account are the dynamic, complex but flawed characters of some of the most powerful rulers in history: men such as Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero and Constantine. Putting flesh on the bones of these distant, legendary figures, Simon Baker looks beyond the dusty, toga-clad caricatures and explores their real motivations and ambitions, intrigues and rivalries. The superb narrative, full of energy and imagination, is a brilliant distillation of the latest scholarship and a wonderfully evocative account of Ancient Rome.
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Rome: Discover One of History's Greatest Civilizations from its Vast Empire to the Blo to the Bloody Gladiator Fights by Simon James
This book was published 6 years ago by DK Children and takes approximately 2.4 hours to read.
In Eyewitness: Ancient Rome, travel back in time and discover one of history's most remarkable civilizations — from its vast empire and astounding engineering feats to the menu at a Roman dinner party. Explore the inside of the Colosseum and the battles that were fought within. Images and supported text throughout the book showcase the pottery, weapons, and other objects Ancient Romans left behind, the architecture they created, the gods they worshiped, family life, transportation, travel, trade, and more, giving an eyewitness account of this incredible empire. Each book retains the stunning artworks and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: Vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.
Ultimate Sticker Book: Ancient Rome by DK
This book was published 4 years ago by DK Children and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
A colorful sticker book with more than 250 reusable stickers filled with fun activities and amazing facts for eager and creative young readers. Take a trip back in time and meet the gods, goddesses, and people of Ancient Rome in Ultimate Sticker Book: Ancient Rome. With information about the dangers and excitement of ancient Roman life, including how soldiers fought in the Colosseum and what would have been on the table at a banquet, this sticker book is packed with amazing photographs, cool facts, and fun activities, and includes more than 250 reusable stickers. Kids can create their own scene, complete a picture jigsaw puzzle, test their knowledge with a fun sticker quiz, and much more. Ultimate Sticker Book: Ancient Rome is perfect for young historians and is sure to keep them busy for hours. Series Overview: Taking subjects that kids love, from dinosaurs to baby animals to transportation, DK's Ultimate Sticker Book series is refreshed and updated and now features more than 250 fun, reusable stickers. Packed with activities that allow children to create scenes, match pairs, and complete jigsaws, the activities throughout each book are simple enough for the child to do independently but engaging enough to keep their interest and help develop dexterity, making these books products that parents can trust, and ones that kids will want to keep picking up to learn more about their favorite subjects.
Ancient History: A Concise Overview of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome: Including the Egyptian Mythology, the Byzantine Empire and the Roman Republic by Eric Brown
This book was published 2 years ago by Guy Saloniki and takes approximately 6.0 hours to read.
No synopsis available at the moment.
A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome by Emma Southon
Category: Murder & Mayhem
This book was published this year by Abrams Press and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
An entertaining and informative look at the unique culture of crime, punishment, and killing in Ancient Rome In Ancient Rome, all the best stories have one thing in common--murder. Romulus killed Remus to found the city, Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic. Caligula was butchered in the theater, Claudius was poisoned at dinner, and Galba was beheaded in the Forum. In one 50-year period, 26 emperors were murdered. But what did killing mean in a city where gladiators fought to the death to sate a crowd? In A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Emma Southon examines a trove of real-life homicides from Roman history to explore Roman culture, including how perpetrator, victim, and the act itself were regarded by ordinary people. Inside Ancient Rome's darkly fascinating history, we see how the Romans viewed life, death, and what it means to be human.
The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps by Jessica Maier
This book was published last year by University of Chicago Press and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
"Rome may be renowned for individual sites like the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica, but its most captivating feature is its many overlapping-and surviving-layers of history. Over nearly 3,000 years, the Rome of the Caesars has given way to the Rome of the Popes, the Rome of the Grand Tourists, and several more incarnations down to the present. Along the way, it has also become perhaps the most frequently mapped city on the planet. This book is the first ever published to English to tell the story of Rome through its maps. Each chapter begins with a brief historical overview of one key era and features a selection of maps, details, digitizations, and other images-all produced in full color-that illuminate the themes of that era. From the city's first walls through its master plan for its third millennium, the Romes depicted in these maps all live on in the city that millions still visit and inhabit today"--
Masters of Rome (Rise of Emperors Book 2) by Simon Turney
This book was published this year by Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book and takes approximately 11.4 hours to read.
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