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Ancient Greece (Exploring the Ancient World Series)

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Why did the Egyptians build magnified pyramids? How did the Incas keep accurate records? What was life like at the opulent African courts? Why did the Romans stage cruel gladiator contests? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Exploring the Ancient World. Investigate how each civilization rose to power. Understand how it created a culture with politics, religion, art, music, trade, and warfare. Discover what everyday life was like-what people believed, what they ate and drank, and clothes and ...

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Overview

Why did the Egyptians build magnified pyramids? How did the Incas keep accurate records? What was life like at the opulent African courts? Why did the Romans stage cruel gladiator contests? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Exploring the Ancient World. Investigate how each civilization rose to power. Understand how it created a culture with politics, religion, art, music, trade, and warfare. Discover what everyday life was like-what people believed, what they ate and drank, and clothes and jewelry they wore. Learn about the fascinating legacy each ancient world has left for us today.

Each book includes:

Dazzling images of authentic artifacts, places, and historical documents

Easy-to-read that traces the development of each civilization

Full-color maps that show how each empire expanded

Quotations from real people about life at the time

Timeline of important events that changed the world

Explore life under the hot ancient Greek sun, from running at the first Olympic games and building the magnificent Parthenon for the goddess Athena, to witnessing the birth of democracy. Find out how the Greeks created a civilization that encouraged great achievements in architecture, art, and politics. Discover how people flocked to Athens as a center for learning. Learn how the legacy of the fascinating culture of ancient Greece still influences the world in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433941597
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Series: Exploring the Ancient World Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,465,627
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Importance of Ancient Greece 4

The Early History 6

Out of the Dark Age 10

The Birth of Democracy 14

Athens, Sparta, and Fifth-Century Greece 22

Living in Ancient Greece 32

Gods and Religion 38

Art, Architecture, and Literature 46

Science, Philosophy, and Technology 52

The Hellenistic Age 56

Timeline 61

Glossary 62

Further Reading and Web Sites 63

Index 64

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