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Detect the realm of historic Rome in a child-friendly structure that mixes enticing images with transparent textual content in bite-sized chunks that might motivate and tell even reluctant readers. DK's Pocket Genius books characteristic designated unfold kinds that upload curiosity and diversity to the books, from catalogs and thematic spreads to intriguing full-page splash images.

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In this Roman mosaic, he is seated between two muses (goddesses of the arts), writing the epic poem The Aeneid, which describes the adventures of Aeneas, a Trojan hero. LIVED 106–43 BCE ROLE Philosopher, writer FAMOUS FOR Historical and philosophical writings LIVED 70–19 BCE ROLE Poet FAMOUS FOR The Aeneid and poems related to country life Seneca Ptolemy Poet, philosopher, and lawyer, Seneca belonged to the Stoic school of philosophy, which believed in leading a noble life. Empress Agrippina appointed him to tutor her son, Nero.

DATE 58–50 BCE REGION Gaul, Germania (Germany), and Britannia (Britain) Roman–Persian Wars Many battles were fought between the Romans and the Persians. Their rivalry of about 700 years ended only with the gradual decline of the two empires. This Persian cameo shows the Persian king Shapur I seizing Emperor Valerian in the Battle of Edessa (260 CE). DATE 92 BCE –629 CE REGION West Asia, Eastern Europe, and Egypt The 2,500 figures carved on Trajan’s Column show battles including Emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars TRAJAN’S TRIUMPH The Dacians lived in an area north of the Roman Empire by the Danube River.

DATE 343–290 BCE REGION South Central Italy Pyrrhic War The Greek king Pyrrhus came close to defeating the Romans in the five-year Pyrrhic War. This copper engraving from the 17th century shows his victory in one of the battles—the Battle of Heraclea in 280 BCE, when Pyrrhus defeated the Roman forces near Tarentum, a Greek colony. DATE 280–275 BCE REGION Italy WARS AND BATTLES | 57 Punic Wars The First Punic War established Rome as a naval power. This 16th-century image shows Carthaginian general Hannibal leading forces to victory against Rome in a battle during the Second Punic War.

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