This title traces the extraordinary history of the Romans, from their origins in the foothills of Rome, through the founding of The Republic, the growth of The Empire and its eventual decline and fall. It covers all aspects of life, from days out at the games, the baths or the races, to daily life in a country villa. Evocative photographs, fabulous cutaway illustrations of Roman buildings and dramatic reconstructions help to create the atmosphere of life in Ancient Rome. Internet links offer a fascinating selection of recommended websites, containing additional information for school projects and homework. Many websites include sound, animation or video clips which bring the subject to life.