Miranda is a cat used to a calm and happy life. She and her favorite daughter, Punka, live with a kind family in a pretty villa in Rome during the reign of Nero. But when barbarians invade the city, the family flees to safety and in the confusion and panic their beloved cats are accidentally left behind.
From the eighth century B.C., until its fall in the fifth century A.D., Rome was developed. From its great engineering achievements to its accomplishments in language, law, and culture, this mighty empire set the standard for many civilizations to follow.
Detailed illustrations with explanatory captions and narrative text survey some sites in ancient Rome, including the house of a wealthy family, the Colosseum, the Baths of Trajan, and the Temple of Jupiter.