We celebrate the Ancient Romans for contributions they made to modern engineering and architecture, but their impact is felt in even the smallest details of everyday life. Discover how inventions like socks, fast food restaurants, and movie theaters got their start in Ancient Rome and evolved into things we enjoy today.
About the Author
Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Ancient Ideas for the Modern World 5
Chapter 2 The Greatest Premodern Builders 16
Chapter 3 Entertaining combat: The Gladiators 28
Chapter 4 Animal Shows For Everyone 40
Chapter 5 Inheriting the Roman Way of War 50
Additional Resources 61
Select Bibliography 62