Ancient Roman jobs (Ancient Communities: Roman Life) (#18791A5)

by Barber, Nicola

2 reviews & awards | 2 full-text reviews

Hardcover (library binding) PowerKids Press, 2010
Price: USD 22.75
Description: 30 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Dewey: 331.7; Audience: Upper Elementary; Reading Level: 6.7
AR 6.7 MG 1 136173EN; DRA 44; GR S
From the publisher: Grade 4; Ages 8-11
From SLJ: Gr 4-6


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Examines the fascinating aspects of Roman life, both of the rich and poor, and how this advanced society influenced the world. Primary sources and quotes from the era give readers a real feel for the Roman mind and spirit. Includes a detailed timeline of key events.

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Product Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 30) and index.;Roman Empire -- Government officials -- Emperors -- Roman soldiers -- Priests and priestesses -- Women's work -- Tradesmen -- Craftworkers -- Farmers -- Slaves -- Fighters and charioteers. Explores ancient Roman jobs for the rich and the poor, discussing emperors, soldiers, priests, priestesses, tradesmen, woman's work, craftspeople, farmers, slaves, fighters, and charioteers.

From the Publisher
The quality of a persons life in ancient Roman timesmuch like that of todaydepended largely on their livelihood. The rich patricians traditionally focused their wealth on land ownership and the less wealthy commoner did most of the farming, artisanship, trading, and construction. In this book, the occupations of ancient Romans are investigated through first hand accounts, detailed illustrations, and fact panels that focus on key figures of Roman society.

Product Details
  • Publisher: PowerKids Press
  • Publication Date: January 30, 2010
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Ancient communities. Roman life
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Dewey: 331.7
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 30 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-61532-307-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61532-307-4
  • LCCN: 2009-023750
  • Follett Number: 18791A5
  • Reading Level: 6.7
  • Audience: Upper Elementary
  • Grade: 4
  • Ages: 8-11
  • School Library Journal: Gr 4-6
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.7
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 136173EN
  • DRA: 44
  • Guided Reading Level: S

Reviews & Awards
  • Library Media Connection, 11/01/10
  • School Library Journal, 04/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Library Media Connection (November/December 2010)
With research emphasis on the Roman Empire in upper grades, and interest in the same in middle grades, this series is sure to see use, particularly among students whose interest level is above their reading level. Sports, pastimes, jobs, homes, and clothing are topics covered in slim volumes, which also use a variety of photographs and blocks of information, old pictures, and Roman artwork to illustrate the topics covered. The books themselves are written in a kid-friendly style without being too casual. Important words are highlighted in bold type and are also found in the glossary. One nice touch, especially for struggling readers, is to have arrows pointing to the illustration or object that is discussed in the captions. While not the definite source on all things Roman, these titles provide a starting point and should appeal to the intended audience. Recommended. Leslie Greaves Radloff, Teacher/Librarian, Maxfield Technology Magnet, St. Paul, Minnesota

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