Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

by Philip Steele
     
 

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Navigate your way through a fantastic range of subjects with this visually spectacular new series. Every spread is brimming with lively text, amazing photographs and artworks, and weblinks and quotes. Panels throughout offer focused information on specific topics.

 

Ancient Greece was one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known, and this

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Navigate your way through a fantastic range of subjects with this visually spectacular new series. Every spread is brimming with lively text, amazing photographs and artworks, and weblinks and quotes. Panels throughout offer focused information on specific topics.

 

Ancient Greece was one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known, and this book is an eye-popping introduction to the historical, cultural and intellectual legacy of this important culture. Young readers can climb aboard an Athenian trireme at war, plunge into the bloody conflict with Troy, see how the famous gods of Olympus were worshipped, watch traditional Greek theatre, and learn from some of the greatest scientific, artistic and philosophical minds of all time. Special features and links highlight contemporary websites, books and film that draw on the same content, creating connections for further exploration

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leah Hanson
The Corinthian columns of the Supreme Court, the Hippocratic oath in the medical profession, the runaway popularity of the "Percy Jackson" series, the Olympics, and words, words, words—the Greeks, it seems, are everywhere in our world today! In Steele's comprehensive look at ancient Greece, he offers young readers insight into the origins of all things Greek. Two page spreads cover Minoan civilization, the rise of the Mycenaean, war with Troy, the establishment of city-states, and the spread of the Hellenistic empire in a somewhat chronological order. Digital illustrations merge with historical artifacts, maps, works of art, and photographs to create a visual feast. Fun facts, informational captions, and word definitions are seamlessly woven into each layout, offering another layer for the information-seeker. Additional chapters cover everything from food to fashion and mythology to math. The complexity of Greek history does make for some challenging transitions in the attempt to summarize ideas in kid-friendly terms, and at times readers may feel a little lost from chapter to chapter. However, the breadth of Greek influence clearly comes through as the author introduces readers to ideas in culture, art, history, philosophy, architecture, and politics that find their roots in ancient Greece. This volume would serve as a valuable resource for both lovers of The Lightning Thief and the history-lover. Reviewer: Leah Hanson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753469552
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Series:
Kingfisher's Navigators Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
854,121
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Philip Steele has been writing books for children and adults for more than 20 years on a wide range of topics including history, geography and cultural and social themes. He is also the author of a number of popular Kingfisher titles including Legends: Trains, and Navigators: Knights & Castles and Navigators: Rome.

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