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. Volume XVII Number 36. . . .May 20, 2011
In Roman City Guidebook, author Jill Laidlaw arranges facts about ancient Rome into the format of a modern tourist guidebook. Chapters include “Where to Stay,” "Shopping,” “Chariot Races” and “A Leisurely Bath.” Each of these topics, as well as five others, is clearly explained and colourfully illustrated with photographs. In the chapter about chariot races, readers learn that chariot racing is the most popular sport in Rome. Races take place at a venue called the Circus Maximus before 200,000 spectators. Additional captions and fact boxes explain how chariots are constructed and how chariot races were competitions between multiple teams of chariots.
Robert Groberman is a grade three teacher at Kirkbride Elementary School in Surrey, BC.
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