“Ancient Rome II” provides an overview of the growth and fall of the Roman Empire from the life and death of Julius Caesar to the empire’s division. Special emphasis is given to the daily life of ordinary people as well as to the great political and cultural achievements which shaped the course of the Western world. The rise of Christianity, the lives of the emperors, and the internal and external conflicts which led to Rome's decline are all vividly documented in this richly illustrated text. Challenging map exercises and review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. A unit test and answer key are included.