The Ancient Roman World

By Ronald Mellor; Marni McGee
(Oxford University Press, USA, Hardcover, 9780195153804, 192pp.)

Publication Date: April 2004

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Beginning with the founding of Rome, each chapter features important figures- including Julius Caesar, Augustus, and Hadrian to discuss the evolution of the republic, Greek influences, and rise of Christianity. Chapters on gladiatorial games, business, and class conflict balance out sections covering emperors, wars, and conquests. Numerous illustrations and full-color photographs of site, artifacts, and period artwork bring the time period to life for readers. The engaging and accessible writing, combined with sourced quotations make it a useful resource for research and discovery.



About the Author
Ronald Mellor, who is Professor of History at UCLA, first became enthralled with ancient history as a student at Regis High School in New York City. He is the statewide Faculty Advisor of the California History-Social Science Project, which brings university faculty together with K-12 teachers at
sites throughout California. In 2000, the American Historical Association awarded the CHSSP the Albert J. Beveridge Award for K-12 teaching. Professor Mellor has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. His research has centered
on ancient religion and Roman historiography. His books include: Theia Rhome: The Goddess Roma in the Greek World (1975); From Augustus to Nero: The First Dynasty of Imperial Rome (1990); Tacitus 1993); Tacitus: The Classical Heritage (1995); The Historians of Ancient Rome (1997); and The Roman
Historians (1999).
Amanda H. Podany is Professor of history and director of the honors program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is the author ofThe Land of Hana: Kings, Chronology, and Scribal Tradition (CDL Press, 2002).


Marni McGee is the author of 20 well-loved books for children, which include WINSTON THE BOOK WOLF, WHILE ANGELS WATCH, SLEEPY ME, MESSY ME and FOREST CHILD. Her work has been published in more than a dozen countries and languages. SURFERELLA is her first book for Beach Ball.

Though Marni McGee spent her growing-up years in North Carolina, she and her historian husband have lived in Santa Barbara, California, for four decades, just minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Her career as a children's book writer began with stories intended for her own children, Liz and Claude. But as she wrote SURFERELLA, the energy was flowing in the other direction from her surfer-son, Claude, whose knowledge, experience and love of the ocean made the story happen.

Marni and Sears's two children are now grown and have produced four wondrous grandchildren Kai, Benton, Nami, and Peter.

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