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Roman Villa (Spectacular Visual Guides)

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First published in hardback in 1992, an INSIDE STORY title which explains what went on in and around a Roman villa, providing insight into everyday life in the Roman world. Illustrated with colour artwork and cutaways by John James.

Grade 4-8-- These oversized British imports feature abundant, full-color illustrations; brief snippets of text; and double-page topic treatments that will appeal to reluctant readers. While focusing on the Parthenon, Macdonald discusses religious customs, sacrifices, games, and gods, all of which had some bearing on the purpose, uses, and decorations of Greek temples. Two chapters focus on the people: those who visited the temples, the workers who built them, and the craftsmen who provided the designs and skilled labor. Morley gives readers a description and brief history of A Roman Villa and provides lots of details about the construction, buildings, furnishings, and lifestyles one might expect to find in Italy around the first century A.D. The type of family that would have inhabited a villa is described, as is a typical day. Oddly, the two chapters on slaves are separated by those on "Vines and Olives" and "Wine and Oil." Overall, however, the organization in both titles is adequate. While most illustrations are informative, a few are too small to be helpful. Two attractive books that present an interesting array of information in short, easily digestible bites.- Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CACopyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Book details

  • PDF | 48 pages
  • Book House; UK ed. edition (October 1, 2010)
  • English
  • 7
  • History

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  • By Marco Antonio Abarca on August 18, 2006

    "A Roman Villa" tells the story of a wealthy family who moves into a new villa in central Italy during the Second Century A.D. This book chronicles their lives and also tells the story of the slaves and servants who worked on their estate. It is a simple, well told story that is appropriate for children in the 4-6th grade.What makes the book are John James' beautiful pen and water color illustrations. He is one of the best illustrators working in children's literature. I spent five dollars for this book on Ebay and it was well worth the purchase price. Recommended.

  • By Guest on June 11, 2014

    This children's book is a good resource with the information presented in a kid friendly way. The illustrations add to the text.

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