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Rome: A Fold-Out History of the Ancient Civilizationby Leigh Grant
Synopses & Reviews
Experience Rome in all its glory through this entertaining and informative 3-D replica of the humming city center of ancient civilization. Standing over a foot tall and more than four feet long, Rome easily unfolds on a tabletop to depict nearly every aspect of Roman life in a series of dramatic and detailed scenes.
Its all here, including the forum with its temples, senate house, and courts of law; the colosseum where gladiators fight for their lives and crowds cheer and jeer them; and the hustle and bustle of the street, including apartments and shops, merchants plying their wares, jugglers and acrobats entertaining the crowd, and two-horse chariots racing over newly-built Roman roads.
The book is laid out accordion-style, with six panels on the front folding out into full-color scenes. On the back of each panel, lively, informative text describes the functions of the buildings, the rules of the colosseum, the life of a gladiator, the class structure of Roman society, and much more. The book also includes a complete time line of the important events in the history of ancient Rome.
Featuring a timeline of the important events in the history of ancient Rome, this fold-out reveals the city in all its glory through an entertaining and informative 3-D replica of the humming city center of ancient civilization.
About the Author
Leigh Grant has illustrated more than thirty books and has received many awards, including the New York Academy of Sciences prize for Best Science Book. In 1998, she was commissioned to paint a large mural in Christ Church, Greenwich, Connecticut, for the Tricentennial celebration. She lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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