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From the threshold of history and the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China to the glories of Rome and Greece and the fall of the Roman Empire--here's a fascinating tour into the past. Author Roy Burrell has combined The Romans and The Greeks into one beautifully illustrated volume and added lots of new information about other early civilizations. Factual essays are interspersed with "interviews" with characters from the ancient world to make history an exciting time full of real and interesting people. Readers gain an understanding of the development of early civilizations and the techniques historians and archeologists use to explore and interpret events of the past. This is powerful history that brings the ancient world to life for readers ages 11-15.
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The late Roy Burrell was the author of The Greeks and The Romans and many other historical books for children.
Peter Connolly is an honorary research fellow of the Institute of Archaeology in London. He is the author and illustrator of The Roman Army, Pompeii, Greece and Rome at War, and The Legend of Odysseus.
Gr. 4-7. Beginning with prehistory, this book surveys ancient civilizations, primarily in the Mediterranean region. Although sections of several pages cover the ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Persians, and Britons, and two-page sections survey the Phoenicians, Chinese, Assyrians, and others, most of the book presents the cultures of the Greeks and the Romans. Every page includes at least one full-color illustration, a map, a cutaway drawing, a painting re-creating the times, or a photograph of a wall painting, sculpture, artifact, site, or explorer. Not only is the format inviting, but the text is also quite readable. Besides standard presentations of facts, the author conducts imaginary interviews with such characters as a Babylonian soldier discussing justice under Hammurabi, a worker for Sir Arthur Evans talking about the excavations at Knossos, and a Greek mask maker describing the theater. English in origin, the book may occasionally confuse readers with its Briticisms, but this is still a lively, helpful resource. One warning: considering the price, the binding could be (should be) stronger. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195210581
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Condition: New. Peter Connolly (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0195210581
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