Exploring the Ancient World
The Roman Empire conquered much of Europe and some of what is now Asia during the early first century. They were known for their powerful military and their overblown spectacles of gladiatorial matches, which often included exotic animals such as lions and tigers. But what caused this gargantuan empire's decline? This book covers the rise and fall of ancient Rome, from aqueducts to the battle of Zama. Fun fact boxes support the main narrative.