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Title:
Ancient Greece
Author:
Pearson, Anne.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Describes the land, history, and civilization of ancient Greece.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1050 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.8 6 Quiz: 18185 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780789457516

9780789457509

9780789465863
Format :
Book

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Central Library DF77 .P36 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
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Watch the past come to life in Eyewitness: Ancient Greece . From their myths and gods, to the first Olympics to the trial and execution of Socrates -- explore the history, daily life, beliefs, and achievements of this amazing civilization, whose influence can still be seen today. See how Greek soldiers fought in battle, discover who the heroes were, and learn about the culture and festivals celebrated throughout this relevant era.

For over 25 years, DK's Eyewitness books have been the most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and homes around the world. In summer 2014 this award-winning series will get a fresh new look both inside and out. The introduction of paperback editions, eye-catching jackets, and updated interiors ensure that the Eyewitness series will continue to be relevant in the ever-changing world of education and remain the go-to source for homework help, research projects, reluctant readers, ESL students, and, as always, to satisfy the minds of curious kids.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.


Summary

Full-color photos. This look at the culture that most influenced Western society tells how the Greeks made war and worshiped their gods, and examines their legacy of science, medicine, philosophy and art. "While there are other titles that share the focus, age level, and general coverage of this volume, it's hard to beat the attractiveness of the layout and the beauty of the illustrations found here. This book is a worthwhile purchase, even for collections that already include other titles on the topic."-- School Library Journal.  


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-- While there are many other titles that share the focus, age level, and general coverage of this volume, it's hard to beat the attractiveness of the layout and the beauty of the illustrations found here. With one exception, each of the 28 sections consists of a 2-page spread heavy on illustration and short on text. Coverage includes history, religion, people and customs, occupations and recreation, warfare, etc. More and better organized report information on ancient Greece can be found in most general encyclopedias, but none will include the numerous illustrations that are a feast for the eye and give a visual understanding of the art, architecture, and artifacts of this period. Given the usual curricular focus and student interest on ancient Greece, this book is a worthwhile purchase, even for collections that already include other titles on the topic. --Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-- While there are many other titles that share the focus, age level, and general coverage of this volume, it's hard to beat the attractiveness of the layout and the beauty of the illustrations found here. With one exception, each of the 28 sections consists of a 2-page spread heavy on illustration and short on text. Coverage includes history, religion, people and customs, occupations and recreation, warfare, etc. More and better organized report information on ancient Greece can be found in most general encyclopedias, but none will include the numerous illustrations that are a feast for the eye and give a visual understanding of the art, architecture, and artifacts of this period. Given the usual curricular focus and student interest on ancient Greece, this book is a worthwhile purchase, even for collections that already include other titles on the topic. --Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The Greek worldp. 6
Minoan civilizationp. 8
Mycenaean civilizationp. 10
To Troy and backp. 12
Greek expansionp. 14
Athens, city of Athenap. 16
Power and politics in Athensp. 18
Gods, goddesses, and heroesp. 20
Festivals and oraclesp. 24
Templesp. 26
At homep. 28
Women's worldp. 30
Growing up in Greecep. 32
Fun and gamesp. 34
Wining and diningp. 36
A day outp. 38
Body beautifulp. 40
Clothes for comfortp. 42
The Greek gamesp. 44
Wisdom and beautyp. 46
Vases and vesselsp. 48
Farming, fishing, and foodp. 50
Crafts, travel, and tradep. 52
Warfarep. 54
The state of Spartap. 56
Science and medicinep. 58
Death and the afterlifep. 60
Alexander and the Hellenistic agep. 62
Did you know?p. 64
Who's whop. 66
Find out morep. 68
Glossaryp. 70
Indexp. 72
The Greek worldp. 6
Minoan civilizationp. 8
Mycenaean civilizationp. 10
To Troy and backp. 12
Greek expansionp. 14
Athens, city of Athenap. 16
Power and politics in Athensp. 18
Gods, goddesses, and heroesp. 20
Festivals and oraclesp. 24
Templesp. 26
At homep. 28
Women's worldp. 30
Growing up in Greecep. 32
Fun and gamesp. 34
Wining and diningp. 36
A day outp. 38
Body beautifulp. 40
Clothes for comfortp. 42
The Greek gamesp. 44
Wisdom and beautyp. 46
Vases and vesselsp. 48
Farming, fishing, and foodp. 50
Crafts, travel, and tradep. 52
Warfarep. 54
The state of Spartap. 56
Science and medicinep. 58
Death and the afterlifep. 60
Alexander and the Hellenistic agep. 62
Did you know?p. 64
Who's whop. 66
Find out morep. 68
Glossaryp. 70
Indexp. 72

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