What Did the Ancient Romans Do For Me? by Patrick Catel. A Linking the Past and Present Book.
Publication Date: January 2011
List Price: $32.65
Review: Construi_i c_ is Latin and it means, "Build that!" Roman Generals used these words to order their legions to build any structure that they needed, for example, a road, bridge, or even a aquaduct. If you want to learn this and much more, then read What Did the Ancient Romans Do For Me? written by Patrick Catel. Do you believe that we developed all of the technology from the 1800's to the present? No, we learned from the history, and more specifically, we learned it from the ancient Romans.
Although ancient Rome has long since been destroyed, its culture has influenced America as well as many other Western countries. For instance England as well the western continental Europe have used the technology and the beliefs of Rome. America borrowed many building structure types which can be seen in our capitol building. It has a dome which was first found in Roman culture. It's actually fairly shocking to see how much we have borrowed from the Romans. What Did the Ancient Romans Do For Me? was written to show that ancient Rome has had a great impact on our lives. Readers learn that the Ancient Romans gave us aqueducts, heating systems, and more.
Overall, What Did the Ancient Romans Do For Me? is an excellent book that is not only interesting in and of itself, but is a high-interest book for research. I found that I really didn't realize how much the Roman civilization impacted the world today. Some of the advancements were shocking! Schools should definitely consider buying this not only because it ties into common units in history - like ancient Rome, but it also teaches about ancient history and answers questions about ancient inventions. Did you know that heating was invented in ancient Rome? Well if not, then read this fantastic book written by Patrick Catel.
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Review written by Dalton (6th grade student).
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