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Children's LiteratureAGERANGE: Ages 10 to 14.
Ancient Greece was a land of contrasts. In Athens, the seeds of democracy were planted in a society that remained dependent upon slave labor. Further south in Sparta, a culture founded upon the cult of the sword spawned some of the fiercest warriors in human history. Ancient Greece was a land of refined culture paired with bloody internecine warfare. It is this world of conflicting perspectives that is the subject in this book, a part of the "Cultural Atlas for Young People" series. In this introductory resource guide readers are provided a concise look at themes in Greek history. Short chapters introduce youngsters to subjects such as Grecian war strategies, mythology, architecture, and many other topics. Taken as a whole Ancient Greece is a journeyman's look at a vast subject, one that will assist students to better understand this subject. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck