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The Roman Colosseum: The Story of the World's Most Famous Stadium and Its Deadly Games (Wonders of the World)

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The Roman Colosseum was the work of a brilliant and energetic civilization. The Roman Colosseum was the work of a cruel and brutal civilization.

Both are true.

The Roman Colosseum was one of the most extraordinary buildings in the ancient world, a work of engineering genius whose design is imitated every time a modern stadium is built. Yet, what went on inside this building is difficult to comprehend.

Over the centuries, tens of thousands of slaves, prisoners of war, and criminals were slaughtered in the Colosseum for the entertainment of over 50,000 cheering fans. So many animals were destroyed in gruesome hunts staged in the arena that entire species disappeared from the Roman colonies of North Africa.

The Roman Colosseum interweaves the impressive story of the construction of this remarkable building and the sobering tale of the games that went on inside it. In doing so, it reveals an entire civilization in all its genius and its brutality.

Wonders of the World series

The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers.- Booklist

Synopsis:

The Roman Colosseum was the work of a brilliant and energetic civilization. The Roman Colosseum was the work of a cruel and brutal civilization.

Both are true.

The Roman Colosseum was one of the most extraordinary buildings in the ancient world, a work of engineering genius whose design is imitated every time a modern stadium is built. Yet, what went on inside this building is difficult to comprehend.

Over the centuries, tens of thousands of slaves, prisoners of war, and criminals were slaughtered in the Colosseum for the entertainment of over 50,000 cheering fans. So many animals were destroyed in gruesome hunts staged in the arena that entire species disappeared from the Roman colonies of North Africa.

The Roman Colosseum interweaves the impressive story of the construction of this remarkable building and the sobering tale of the games that went on inside it. In doing so, it reveals an entire civilization in all its genius and its brutality.

Wonders of the World series

The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers. - Booklist

Synopsis:

A description the building of the Colosseum in ancient Rome, and how it was used. This was one of the most extraordinary buildings in the ancient world and it remains an engineering marvel. How it was used is sobering.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780965049337
Author:
Racz, Michael
Author:
Racz, Michael
Publisher:
Mikaya Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Social Science - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Sociology
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Rome (Italy) Antiquities.
Subject:
Amphitheaters.
Subject:
Social Studies - General
Subject:
Social Science : General
Subject:
Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Edition Description:
Mikaya Hardcover
Series:
Wonders of the World (Mikaya)
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.28x10.32x.54 in. 1.26 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 48 pages Mikaya Press - English 9780965049337 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Roman Colosseum was the work of a brilliant and energetic civilization. The Roman Colosseum was the work of a cruel and brutal civilization.

Both are true.

The Roman Colosseum was one of the most extraordinary buildings in the ancient world, a work of engineering genius whose design is imitated every time a modern stadium is built. Yet, what went on inside this building is difficult to comprehend.

Over the centuries, tens of thousands of slaves, prisoners of war, and criminals were slaughtered in the Colosseum for the entertainment of over 50,000 cheering fans. So many animals were destroyed in gruesome hunts staged in the arena that entire species disappeared from the Roman colonies of North Africa.

The Roman Colosseum interweaves the impressive story of the construction of this remarkable building and the sobering tale of the games that went on inside it. In doing so, it reveals an entire civilization in all its genius and its brutality.

Wonders of the World series

The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers. - Booklist

"Synopsis" by , A description the building of the Colosseum in ancient Rome, and how it was used. This was one of the most extraordinary buildings in the ancient world and it remains an engineering marvel. How it was used is sobering.
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