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An Ancient Greek Temple
     

An Ancient Greek Temple

by John Malam, Mark Bergin
 
The ancient Greeks built magnificent temples in which to worship their gods. The skill of their architects, builders, stonemasons and craftsmen is legendary.

Find out how a temple was planned and designed.

See how the huge ornate columns and carvings are created.

Watch as priests and Greek citizens celebrate religious festivals.

Overview

The ancient Greeks built magnificent temples in which to worship their gods. The skill of their architects, builders, stonemasons and craftsmen is legendary.

Find out how a temple was planned and designed.

See how the huge ornate columns and carvings are created.

Watch as priests and Greek citizens celebrate religious festivals.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Detailing the construction of ancient Greek temples, Malam covers building materials, construction techniques, overall design and use. Children travel with the rough stones from the quarry to the sacred building site. Temples are discussed in general but there is a major focus on the Parthenon in Athens. Also covered are cultural aspects including history, religion, athletics and careers. Since religion played such a significant role in the lives of the Greeks, individual gods, sacrifices to the gods, priests and priestesses, and oracles are dealt with in detail. Divided into two-page sections and full of drawings, diagrams and exploded views, the information in these 45 pages in easily digested. Offering valuable material for classroom work on ancient cultures, this book includes a timeline, a glossary and an index. Other books in McGraw-Hill's "Magnifications" series include The Temple at Jerusalem, A Roman Fort, and A Living Tomb. 2001, McGraw-Hill, $18.95. Ages 9 up. Reviewer: Chris Gill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872266520
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
02/09/2001
Series:
Magnifications Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

John Malam attended the University of Birmingham, England, before working in publishing. He is now a writer and editor with over 20 years’ experience in producing books for children. Mark Bergin was born in Hastings, England. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and specializes in historical reconstructions, aviation, and maritime subjects.

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