By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 1465434046

ISBN-13: 9781465434043

Become aware of the realm of old Rome in a child-friendly structure that mixes attractive images with transparent textual content in bite-sized chunks that might inspire and tell even reluctant readers. DK's Pocket Genius books characteristic precise unfold kinds that upload curiosity and diversity to the books, from catalogs and thematic spreads to interesting full-page splash images.

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DATE 113 BCE –554 CE REGION Europe 58 | THE MILITARY DATE 264–146 BCE REGION Western Mediterranean, Italy, and north Africa Gallic Wars This 20th-century painting shows Gallic chieftain Vercingetorix on a horse, surrendering to Julius Caesar after the decisive Battle of Alesia (52 BCE). This Roman victory extended the empire’s rule over Gaul and boosted Caesar’s political career. DATE 58–50 BCE REGION Gaul, Germania (Germany), and Britannia (Britain) Roman–Persian Wars Many battles were fought between the Romans and the Persians.

One of the many entrances for the spectators Emperor’s seat The emperor had a special box to watch the games. From there he declared whether gladiators who accepted defeat should be killed or spared. Imperial (royal) box Samnite helmet with high crest Popular types There were different types of gladiator. The most common were Samnites (with a large shield, visored helmet, and sword), Thracians (with a curved sword), and retiarii (with a trident and net). GLADIATORS | 39 The military Romans believed they were descended from Mars, the god of war.

The sandals were strong and well-aired, with patterns of iron hobnails that were specially designed to bear weight and to survive miles of marching. SIZE About 40 × 20 in (100 × 50 cm) MATERIAL Wood, metal USED BY Legionary SIZE About 9 in (22 cm) long MATERIAL Leather, iron USED BY Legionary, auxilliary 50 | THE MILITARY Backpack Each soldier carried a heavy pack—weighing more than 90 lb (40 kg)— over his shoulder. The pack included a tool kit, a dish, and a pan. Legionaries were called “Marius’s mules,” after the general who started the practice of carrying this backpack.

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