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Title:
The ancient Greeks
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the rise to power of ancient Greece, its glorious empire, its civilization, and its eventual decline.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 11.2 6.0 51455.
ISBN:
9781560067054
Format :
Book

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From Homer's Iliad, recounting the deeds of the heroes of the Trojan War, to the magnificent Parthenon temple atop Athens's Acropolis, the fascinating story of the ancient Greeks is told here, with special emphasis on the archaeological and other evidence modern scholars use to reconstruct this vanished people.


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Gr. 6^-9. These volumes from the new Lost Civilizations series focus on two wellsprings of Western culture: ancient Greece and ancient Rome. Each society is discussed in terms of its structure, history, institutions, daily life, achievements, and legacy as well as how archaeologists and historians have learned about the civilization. Greeks explains the differences between city-states, notably Athens and Sparta, and their common traits and destiny. In Romans, Nardo gives a sense of the change throughout the civilization's long history as well as the stability it brought to the ancient world through, among other things, its administration of law. Among the black-and-white illustrations, many works of art are reproduced; but not all are adequately identified, and the lack of color sometimes lessens their effectiveness. Though the format is lackluster, the texts are quite readable and authoritative. Well-researched, well-organized, enlightening overviews. --Carolyn Phelan


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