Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid’s Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Rome
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Detailed Book Description
Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Rome explores the history and science of the most powerful empire the world has ever known. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, anecdotes, and 15 hands-on activities that put kids in ancient Roman shoes, readers will learn about Roman innovations and ideas of government, science, religion, sport, and warfare that have shaped world history and our own world view.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Romans All Around Us
The Roman Republic—Democracy Rules . . . or does it?
Expanding the Roman Republic
The Demise of the Republic
Remarkable Feats in Engineering and Technology
Birth of an Empire
Roman Society—Everyday Life
The Mighty Roman Army
The Next Two Hundred Years
The Rise of the Empire, Again
Gods and Goddesses
The End of the Roman Empire & Rome's Legacy