Monday, August 27, 2012

Nardo, Don. Classical Civilization: Rome.

Nardo, Don. Classical Civilization: Rome.  Morgan Reynolds  128p  $28.95      978-1-59935-174-2       jr/sr Series: World History           VG         
This is a historical overview of ancient Rome, its leaders and its world expansion.       It is not known where the Romans originally came from, but there are legends that point in the direction of ancient Troy and one of its survivors.  Regardless of where they came from, they settled in Italy and took over the region and expanded their rule.  There were numerous excellent Roman leaders, such as Julius Caesar, a Roman Statesmen and military leader who left a lasting impression on Rome. The Romans conquered a very large part of the world, and everywhere they went they built roads, aqueducts, baths, magnificent buildings and many other wonders. The Romans left a legacy that is still influential today.  For example, the U.S. Senate was fashioned after the Roman senate, and today we use Roman models for roads and urban planning.

World History is a series that includes eight books on ancient worlds.  Each book has a bibliography, a list of sources, a timeline, pictures, maps, a list of web sites, a glossary and an index.       --Magna Diaz

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