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). "
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire by Simon Baker
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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
Publisher: DK Children
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.
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 Wonders - Then & Now by Lonely Planet Kids
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Then & Now: Ancient Wonders introduces children to some of history's most famous civilisations and the amazing palaces, temples and buildings they created. In this interactive tour, kids will discover each marvel by opening the gatefolds and lifting flaps to reveal how these wonders were built and what they once looked like.
Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents by Thomas K. Hubbard
Publisher: University of California Press
Important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome are translated into modern, explicit English and collected together in this comprehensive sourcebook. Covering an extensive period, the volume includes writings by Plato, Sappho Aeschines, Catullus and Juvenal.
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