Ancient Rome became the center of a mighty empire as Roman armies conquered all the lands around the Mediterranean Sea and well beyond. At its height, the empire stretched from Britain to the Middle East and into Africa. Following the armies came Roman settlers, spreading their culture, art and technology, and their form of government.
This encyclopedia designed for young readers describes the ancient Romans and their world. More than 220 informative entries detail everyday life in Roman cities and countrysides, as well as subjects such as farming, trade, leisure and games, religion, language, technology, and war. Readers will encounter emperors and slaves, writers and soldiers, dictators and gladiators.
Ages nine and up.
Mike Corbishley is former head of education at English Heritage and the author of Secret Cities, The Vikings, and Growing Up in Ancient Rome. An archaeologist, he has excavated Roman villas and burial sites in Britain for more than twenty years.
160 pages 8 3/4 x 11 inches 250 color and 50 b/w illustrations 4 maps ISBN 978-0-89236-705-4 hardcover