Marvel at the intricate mosaics, splendid treasures, and ingenious inventions of Ancient Rome and learn the stories they tell about one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known.
Step back in time 2,000 years to visit the powerful Roman Empire. Every page reveals a fabulous treasure and its unique story—from gladiator battles with lions; chariot races for vast cheering crowds; and mock naval ship battles in flooded auditoriums, to mythical tales of magic and monsters; gods and goddesses for every occasion; and wondrous feasts in fantastical gardens. Learn about Ancient Rome’s fast-food joints, the original multi-tool pocketknife, and how some escaped Pompeii’s legendary volcanic eruption.
DOZENS OF ARTIFACTS: Learn about 36 iconic objects, from a gladiator’s sword to the original multi-tool pocketknife.
BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED: Vibrant, detailed images of the art, objects, people, and icons of Ancient Rome.
FASCINATING FACTS: Includes hundreds of amazing facts about Ancient Roman treasures in an easy-to-read format that will enthrall amateur historians of all ages.
CLASSROOM TO COFFEE TABLE: This beautiful volume is equally at home on a school bookshelf to support student learning as in a living room to be enjoyed by the whole family.
COLLECT THE SERIES: More fascinating compendiums for all ages include The Magnificent Book of Treasures: Ancient Rome, The Magnificent Book of Horses, The Magnificent Book of Extinct Animals, The Magnificent Book of Birds, and more!
Stella A. Caldwell has written more than 20 books for children covering everything from mythical beasts and legends to the ancient Egyptians, pirates, and medieval knights. She studied English literature at the University of Edinburgh and spent many years working in children's publishing as an editor before writing her first book, a field guide to dragons called Dragonworld.
Eugenia Nobati is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she still lives with her family, two cats, and a dog. Her work has been published in nine countries and more than forty books. She was selected among sixteen illustrators representing Argentina in Bratislava's Bienal 2012. In 2014, she was recognized by ALIJA, Argentina's section of IBBY, for the best illustrated book.