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This is excellent book introduces the Roman Empire from a topic-based perspective. It is aimed at ages 8 and up, but even an adult (unless already expert) might learn a great deal from its profusely illustrated pages, supported by very concise and accurate text which repays close reading. About thirty topics are covered with such titles as: Rulers of Rome, Town and city, Country life, Food and drink, Sport and combat, Soldiers of the Legion, and Ships of the Empire. Fifteen selected topics have practical craft and modelling projects appended to them such as making a groma (the Roman equivalent of a theodolite) for road building, and making a mosaic.
The review of this Book prepared by Michael JR Jose








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   Ancient Roman Era History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army    -   Navy    -   Mercenaries History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   Italian

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat sympathetic Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy    -   England/UK If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is very moderate

Writing Style

Part of a series?    -   Yes How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   in awe How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on the people/nation level How much romance?    -   1 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   military    -   politicians    -   businessmen    -   blue collar types Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 11-14 Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   Less than 150 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   4 ()

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