Geography Matters in Ancient Rome
Why did Roman towns have bathhouses? Why was Rome at great risk from fires? What happened to the town of Pompeii in AD 79? Geography Matters in Ancient Rome looks at how the Roman Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Roman life through its geography. Read about how the Romans invented new farming methods such as a harvesting machine called a vallus, how some women in the Roman Empire had more freedom than in other civilizations, even running their husbands' businesses for them when they were away, and how the Empire was strengthened by the fact that the different climates, soils and terrain produced a huge range of goods and resources.
All too often geography is overlooked, but the geography of a land greatly influences the lives of the people who live there. This little series does a wonderful job of showing the importance of the geography of four different ancient civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Incan Empire. Full of photos, illustrations, and maps, these books show how the geographical features of each area helped to shape the civilization. Discover how these civilizations came to be, some of the jobs they did, how research has helped us understand them, and much more.
Each book is 48 pages - about 40 pages of information and images, two pages of multiple-choice quiz questions, two pages of glossary, and two pages of additional resources for those who are really interested in the topic. These would be a nice introduction to ancient geography, or use them to enhance your curriculum. They are very well done and very interesting! ~ Donna