"Explores the culture and achievements of ancient Rome through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods, and conflicts."--Provided by publisher.
Who were the ancient Romans? -- Digging up the past -- Rome, capital of the world -- A Roman family -- Roman technology -- Farming and food -- Roman entertainment -- Temples and gods -- The Roman Army -- Emperor and state -- Crafts and trade -- Legacy of ancient Rome -- Light it up -- Glossary.