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Everyday life
Hull, Robert, 1935-
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1999]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Discusses the politics, home life, makeup and hair, families, schooling, trade, culture, and agriculture of ancient Greece.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
920 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.5 4 Quiz: 33643 Guided reading level: NR.
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DF78 .H78 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Language. Architecture. Trade. Performing Arts. Although the world of ancient Greece is long gone, its extraordinary legacy is still felt today. This series delivers an in-depth examination of everyday life in ancient Greece -- its culture and religion, its trade and warfare policies, and its people -- revealing, through detailed text and full-color photographs, a new perspective on a world that is gone but not forgotten. Includes glossary and index.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Two titles that follow the now-familiar layout of a double-page topic treatment, with sidebars discussing modern-day examples of the ancient ideas. For example, in Entertainment, a photograph of a modern actor accompanies information on the ancient theater. In Everyday Life, a photograph of Presidents Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela accompany the discussion of politics in ancient Greece. While the first title imparts a fair amount of information, the second one is too general for most readers. Both books are awash with illustrations and photographs. Stewart Ross's Daily Life (Peter Bedrick, 1999) and Anne Pearson's Ancient Greece (Knopf, 1992) offer more information in a similar format. Hull's offerings will appeal to students looking for easy reading, but will be useful only as supplements. Unless there is a high need for material on this topic, pass on these series entries.-Julie Ventura, Fresno County Library System, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The Greek Landscapep. 4
Citizensp. 6
Slaves and Noncitizensp. 8
House and Homep. 10
Family Lifep. 12
Women as Wivesp. 14
Childrenp. 16
Learning and Schoolp. 18
Leisure Timep. 20
Farming and Foodp. 22
Craft and Industryp. 24
Clothes and Jewelryp. 26
Healthp. 28
Glossaryp. 30
Time Linep. 30
Indexp. 32