Ancient Rome by Mike Corbishley
The History of an Empire, the first part of this volume in the Cultural Atlas for Young People set, tells the story of the Romans as they grew from a limited republic into the most important and powerful empire in the ancient world. Maps illustrate specific themes or topics, and charts give important dates and events aiding students in the understanding of Roman history. Topics covered include the mysterious Etruscans, the rise of Julius Caesar, Roman men and women, the Roman baths, imperial Rome, and the Roman ship. The second part. The Geography of an Empire, looks at the effect the Romans had on the lands they conquered. Detailed maps show the extent of the empire, from Africa to Britain to Asia. Topics discussed in this part include the Roman town, buildings and technology, the Roman villa, Greece, and the exotic East.