At the back of the book is a 12-page foldout timeline which can be detached and displayed on a wall or noticeboard, offering an attractive quick visual reference to the whole of ancient Roman history. The timeline stretches from the earliest prehistoric settlers in the Tiber Valley, through the periods of the Roman Republic and of imperial conquests, to the final decline and fall of the western Roman empire and the Byzantine empire in the east. The 32-page book follows the same chronological arrangement, and it gives further supporting information and background. It offers concise and lively introductions to each of the significant periods of Roman history, and includes special features on important people, places, events and discoveries mentioned on the timeline, including Roman coins, mosaics, villas and towns, religion, the army, Roman entertainment and great Roman rulers. The book and timeline are richly illustrated throughout with colour photographs, including numerous objects from the British Museum's collections.
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(185mm x 150mm x 11mm)
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Author Biography - Katharine Wiltshire
Katharine Wiltshire works in the Education Department at the British Museum. She is the author of The British Museum Timeline of the Ancient World (BMP 2004).