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Author Pearson, Anne.
Title Ancient Greece / written by Anne Pearson.
Pub Info New York : DK Pub., 2004.
book jacket
 West Tisbury-Juvenile  J 938 PEA     AVAILABLE
Edition Rev. ed.
Descript 72 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Series DK eyewitness books
DK eyewitness books.
Audience 1050L Lexile
Note Includes index.
"Discover the lives of ancient Greeks, from their myths and gods to the first Olympics"--Cover.
Contents Greek world -- Minoan civilization -- Mycenaean civilization -- To Troy and back -- Greek expansion -- Athens, city of Athena -- Power and politics in Athens -- Gods, goddesses, and heroes -- Festivals and oracles -- Temples -- At home -- Women's world -- Growing up in Greece -- Fun and games -- Wining and dining -- Day out -- Body beautiful -- Clothes for comfort -- Greek games -- Wisdom and beauty -- Vases and vessels -- Farming, fishing, and food -- Crafts, travel, and trade -- Warfare -- State of Sparta -- Science and medicine -- Death and the afterlife -- Alexander and the Hellenistic age -- Did you know? -- Who's who -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the glories of ancient Greece. Superb color photographs of armor, jewelry, temples and much more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the history, daily life, beliefs and achievements of the ancient Greek civilization. See the golden mask of Agamemnon, the luxurious palaces of Crete, an armed hoplite ready to do battle, the Parthenon Frieze, what a Greek family wore, and what the inside of a Greek farmhouse looked like. Learn how Greek athletes did the long jump, how Odysseus escaped from the cave of the Cyclops, how to play the Greek game of kottabos, who discovered Troy, and why Socrates drank hemlock. Discover the origins of the Hippocratic oath, what toys Greek children played with, the layout of a typical Greek home, the range of the conquests of Alexander the Great, who the Greek gods were, and much, much more!
Subject Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C. -- Juvenile literature.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Add Author Nicholls, Nick.
DK Publishing, Inc.
Alt Title Eyewitness ancient Greece
ISBN 0756606489 (library binding)
9780756606480 (library binding)
0756606497 (HC)
9780756606497 (HC)
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