OCR Ancient History GCSE Component 2 : Rome, Paperback Book


This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specification for GCSE Ancient History (first teaching September 2017).

It covers the whole of Component 2, both the compulsory longer Period Study and the three optional Depth Studies:Longer Period Study: The Foundations of Rome: From Kingship to Republic, 753-440 BC by Paul FowlerDepth Study: Hannibal and the Second Punic War, 218-201 BC by Paul FowlerDepth Study: Cleopatra: Rome And Egypt, 69-30 BC by James Melville Depth Study: Britannia: From Conquest to Province, AD 43-c. 84 by Christopher GrocockHow did reactions to the exploitation of women and the poor make Rome great?

How did Rome survive a fourteen-year invasion? Was Cleopatra a great queen? What was the impact of Roman invasion on Britain's diverse and prosperous culture?This book raises these and other key questions.

GCSE students and their teachers will explore the foundation of Rome, the rise of its empire, and its interactions with neighbouring cultures, through the eyes of its historians and archaeology.

This book invites us to look at Ancient Rome and the modern world in a new light. The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content is presented by experts and experienced teachers in a clear and accessible narrative.

Ancient literary and visual sources are described and analysed, with supporting images.

Helpful student features include study questions, further reading, and boxes focusing in on key people, events and terms.

Practice questions and exam guidance prepare students for assessment. A Companion Website is available at www.bloomsbury.com/anc-hist-gcse.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: History
  • ISBN: 9781350015197



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