Ancient Athens

Overview

Long ago, Greece was a collection of little city—states that would have been very similar to the small countries in existence today. Athens was one of these city—states. At the height of its civilization, Athens was considered a center for the arts, philosophy, and learning. People traveled far distances just to visit its beautiful edifices and discuss important issues of the time with the likes of Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. The modern world would be a very different place if it weren't for the influence of ...
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Overview

Long ago, Greece was a collection of little city—states that would have been very similar to the small countries in existence today. Athens was one of these city—states. At the height of its civilization, Athens was considered a center for the arts, philosophy, and learning. People traveled far distances just to visit its beautiful edifices and discuss important issues of the time with the likes of Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. The modern world would be a very different place if it weren't for the influence of ancient Athens. We can thank this ancient city and its civilization for their impact on western government, architecture, art, literature, mathematics, and science.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612282756
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Series: Explore Ancient Worlds Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

A Grand Celebration 5

Sidebar: A Magnificent Statue 11

Chapter 2

A City Protected by Athena 13

Sidebar: Who was Athena? 17

Chapter 3

Life in Athens 19

Sidebar: The Three Great Philosophers 25

Chapter 4

The Golden Age 27

Sidebar: Greek Sculpture 31

Chapter 5

Visiting Ancient Athens 33

Sidebar: The Greek Alphabet 37

Craft from Ancient Athens: Greek Theater Masks 38

Authentic Greek Recipes

Sweetmeats 39

Hummus 40

Greek Salad with Feta Cheese 41

Timeline 42

Chapter Notes 44

Works Consulted 46

On the Internet 46

Glossary 47

Index 48

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