All the magnificence of ancient Rome, brought to life in 41 finely detailed illustrations. Scenes from Roman history include the eruption of Vesuvius burying Pompeii, the reigns of Caligula, Tiberius and Nero, daily life including farming, military life, the defeat of Germanic invaders (c. 108 b.c.), the crushing of a slave revolt (71 b.c.), the assassination of Julius Caesar (44 b.c.) and more. Captions describe Roman cultural life, major landmarks, leaders and daily activities.
Well researched and historically accurate, this is spark to the imagination and a useful educational tool.