DK Eyewitness Books (Paperback)
Ancient Rome: Discover One of History's Greatest Civilizations from its Vast Empire to the Blo to the Bloody Gladiator Fights
DK Children, 9781465435682, 72pp.
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
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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. 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.
About the Author
Simon James is an author and archaeologist specializing in the Iron Age and Roman history. Educated at the University College London, James started his career as an archaeological illustrator. His research specialty lies in the study of ancient warfare, the Roman military, and the Partho-Sasanian military. James is also a very accomplished author, with more than ten titles to his name. He's known for Archaeology in Britain, Exploring the World of the Celts, Rome and the Sword, Eyewitness: Ancient Rome, and many more.