New PDF release: Ancient Rome (Pocket Genius)

By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 1465434046

ISBN-13: 9781465434043

Become aware of the area of old Rome in a child-friendly layout that mixes attractive images with transparent textual content in bite-sized chunks that might inspire and tell even reluctant readers. DK's Pocket Genius books function particular unfold types that upload curiosity and diversity to the books, from catalogs and thematic spreads to fascinating full-page splash images.

The handy and reasonable layout is perfect for kids to exploit at domestic or university. Punchy bullet-point proof supply at-a-glance info, whereas dimension, form, or locator icons are instantly recognizable references that kids can simply comprehend. extra genius gem proof offer additional wows. truth documents around off the e-book with attention-grabbing evidence similar to checklist breakers and timelines, in addition to a thesaurus.

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This 4th-century BCE tomb painting shows Samnite soldiers. DATE 343–290 BCE REGION South Central Italy Pyrrhic War The Greek king Pyrrhus came close to defeating the Romans in the five-year Pyrrhic War. This copper engraving from the 17th century shows his victory in one of the battles—the Battle of Heraclea in 280 BCE, when Pyrrhus defeated the Roman forces near Tarentum, a Greek colony. DATE 280–275 BCE REGION Italy WARS AND BATTLES | 57 Punic Wars The First Punic War established Rome as a naval power.

In 48 BCE, he fled to Egypt after his defeat by Caesar, but was killed on King Ptolemy XIII’s orders. FULL NAME Gnaeus FULL NAME Lucius Cornelius Sulla LIVED 138–78 BCE Pompeius Magnus LIVED 106–48 BCE IN OFFICE 52–51 BCE IN OFFICE ROLE C. General 91–82 BCE ROLE General SOLDIERS AND GENERALS | 29 Nobles Marcus Furius Camillus The nobility in the Roman Empire were people who were in the highest political posts or whose ancestors had held such positions. As part of the upper class in the society, they had special status and privileges, along with influence within the Roman government.

They could be sold to anyone, breaking up the family, and would do light work until they were old enough to perform hard labor. 36 | ANCIENT ROMANS SIGNS OF SLAVERY Slaves were often treated cruelly. They could be chained in manacles, or even put to death if they misbehaved. Slaves often had to wear tesserae, ceramic or metal tags, which stated their name and who owned them. Mosaic of child slave working in kitchen Altar dedicated by freedman to his master Freedmen Slaves could be granted freedom by their master, or could buy it if they saved enough money.

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