Ancient Greece: From Drama and Democracy to Muses and Mythology

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From theatre to politics, no other single civilisation has influenced the Western world more profoundly than that of ancient Greece.

From the roots of democracy to philosophy and mathematics, it’s fascinating to learn how much western civilisation has stemmed from that of ancient Greece. This book offers an introduction to the lives of the ancient Greeks, their mythologies and traditions and their culture and learning.

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Overview

From theatre to politics, no other single civilisation has influenced the Western world more profoundly than that of ancient Greece.

From the roots of democracy to philosophy and mathematics, it’s fascinating to learn how much western civilisation has stemmed from that of ancient Greece. This book offers an introduction to the lives of the ancient Greeks, their mythologies and traditions and their culture and learning.

With colour illustrations supporting a clear, informative and engaging text, this guide is a perfect companion for both adults and children alike.

Includes:
• Geography – map of Greece
• History – the different civilizations from the Minoans through to the Hellenistic period
• Religion – gods, festivals, oracles and muses
• Mythology – Homer's Odyssey, the Minotaur, Icarus
• Daily life in Ancient Greece – everyday life for all levels of society; the jobs, family life, leisure activities
• Politics – democracy and the Athenian council
• Learning and knowledge – philosophy, science,
mathematics, medicine and literature
• War – important wars; the army and navy
• Greece Today – temples, archaeology and the monuments that can still be seen today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007231652
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Collins Gem Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,035,709
  • Product dimensions: 3.20 (w) x 4.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Pickering is the author of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Cassell Companion to 20th Century MusicCassell's Dictionary of Superstitions, Cassell's Dictionary of Witchcraft, and Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions.

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    Capture the Flag{Teams}-Two teams red and blue,fight against each other to get each others flag. If you do mange to get it put {RF} or {BF} by your name. Once you have the flag return it to your base with out loosing it or getting taken out by the opponet<p>Capture the Flag{singles}same basics as teams except its every man/women for themselves. Once you have the flag put {RF} by your name, You must return it to YOUR parents cabin<p>Free for All-This is a all out bloodbath! You must fight every fellow camper that comes your way until you quit or are to injured to battle. Also did i mention no healing or you will be DQ{DISQUAILIFIED}<P>Sparrng Tournament-you compete in a 1v1 combat.once you have one you will move up on the bracket until you loose<p>Wall of Death-you climp a wall with risk taking obstacles and you must be the first man or women to the top WITHOUT HEALING or you will be DQ<p>Poseidon's Spear-you must find the golden spear and if you do you put {PS} right beside your name. Now any camper that comes at you must make them bleed with that spear. Now if you do get cut by the spear and you bleed you are out. If you have the spear return it to the stand at camp without getting eliminated by someone cutting with the spear. And remeber theres only one spear.

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