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Title:
Daily life
Author:
Ross, Stewart.
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Publication Information:
New York : P. Bedrick Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Examines the history, people, city-states, government, social structure, home and school life, clothing, meals, sports and games, religion, and daily activities of ancient Greece.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780872265998
Format :
Book

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This book transports young readers into the past to understand the importance of ancient Greek culture today. Using everyday, modern language to describe what it was like to live in ancient Greece, it makes ancient history fascinating and easy to understand. Colorful illustrations of archaeological sites and museum artifacts enhance the text and motivate children to learn.


Author Notes

Stewart Ross is a prize-winning author of books for children, and has written two novels, several plays, two librettos, and several widely acclaimed historical works. His books have been translated into about a dozen languages. After several years teaching at various institutions Stewart has become one of Britain's most prolific and popular authors. He has published over 175 titles for adults and children.

Ross is also a frequent, popular speaker to student and adult audiences. His book, The Story of Scotland has won two literary awards.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-7. The Olympics, mythology, even the modern-day alphabet find their roots in Ancient Greece. Each volume in the Ancient Greece series explores a different facet of life, from eating habits to the war to deities. On nearly every page, photographs of pottery and artwork from the time, drawings of what life may have been like, and maps enhance the detailed text. The attractively designed volumes use fictional narratives (a tale of a young girl's first visit to Athens or an account of a day at the Olympic games) to convey some details and make the reading more appealing than straight factual presentations often are. The books, good additions to both school and public library shelves, include a useful time line and suggestions for further readings (adult and children's). For beginning research projects as well as pleasure reading. Other volumes in the series are included in the Series Roundup in this issue. --Heather Hepler


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Into the Agorap. 4
Chapter 2 The City and Its Paoplep. 8
Chapter 3 At Home and Schoolp. 16
Chapter 4 Daily Lifep. 24
Chapter 5 Work and Dutyp. 36
Chapter 6 The Greek Legacyp. 42
Glossaryp. 46
Time Linep. 47
Further Informationp. 47
Indexp. 48