Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (The Usborne Internet-Linked)

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This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia describes the remarkable history of one of the most exciting chapters in the history of the world, from the first signs of life on the islands of the Cyclades to the golden age of Classical Greece. Stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions create a vivid picture of life in ancient Greece, while the comprehensive factfinder includes a time chart, who's who, and lots more about gods and goddesses, mythology, philosophy, plays and ...
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Overview

This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia describes the remarkable history of one of the most exciting chapters in the history of the world, from the first signs of life on the islands of the Cyclades to the golden age of Classical Greece. Stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions create a vivid picture of life in ancient Greece, while the comprehensive factfinder includes a time chart, who's who, and lots more about gods and goddesses, mythology, philosophy, plays and famous battles.
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A visually pleasing layout and a richly detailed text breath life into the study of ancient Greece. Beginning with the first European civilization on the island of Crete, reades travels to archaic Greece, then to the classical period, and on to Asia and Africa with Alexander the Great. The Minoans of Crete flourished around 2000 BC. They built multilevel structures, had a system of writing, and left behind beautiful frescoes and the legend of the minotaur. Around 500 BC city-states formed on the mainland. Although often rivals, these cities shared a common culture and religion. They united to conquer the mighty Persians, utilizing the phalanx battle formation and maneuverable trireme battleships. Following on the heels of victory came the Golden Age of Athens. Here democracy was born. During this period columns became a part of architecture, comedies and tragedies were heard in the theaters, the Olympic games, mythology and epic poetry in literature were a part of life. Eventually the Greeks came under Macedonian control, but Alexander spread the Greek culture through his brilliant conquests. A factfinder contains summarizes mythology, includes a time chart, and a glossary of famous people. Each page of the comprehensive source is artistically designed and clearly written. The photographs and illustrations create a vivid picture of an incredible history--a must for a social studies curriculum. 1999, EDC/Usborne, Ages 8 to 12, $19.95. Reviewer: Laura Hummel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794502256
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Limited
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: History Encyclopedias Ser.
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.36 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Internet Links 6
How we know about the Greeks 8
Map of Ancient Greece 10
Early Greece
The first Greeks 12
The Minoans 14
Minoan palaces 16
Minoan religion 18
Explosions and Invasions 20
The Mycenaeans 22
Mycenaean royal tombs 24
Warriors and traders 26
Troy and the Trojan War 28
Things fall apart 30
The Dark Ages 32
Archaic Greece
The Archaic Period 34
Greek City-states 36
Sparta - a warrior state 38
Greek armies 40
Hoplites 42
Greek warships 44
The Persian Wars 46
The decline of Persia 48
The birth of literacy 50
Classical Greece
The golden age of Athens 52
The Acropolis 54
The first democratic states 56
Life in Sparta 58
The Peloponnesian Wars 60
The end of an era 62
Everyday Life
Growing up 64
Women and the home 66
Greek Houses 68
Clothes and fashion 70
Farming and food 72
The marketplace 74
Architecture 76
Building 78
Sculpture 80
Pottery 82
Metalwork 84
Travel by land and sea 86
Feasting and fun 88
Plays and players 90
The Games 92
Religion and mythology 94
Temples and worship 96
Talking to the gods 98
Death and the Underworld 100
Funerals and burials 102
Macedonia and the Hellenistic World
The rise of Macedonia 104
Alexander the Great 106
The Hellenistic World 108
Alexandria 110
Inquiring minds 112
The Roman conquest 114
Factfinder
Gods and goddesses 116
Greek myths 118
Greek philosophy 121
Greek plays 122
Battles and battle formations 124
Who's who 126
Time chart 130
Glossary 134
Index 138
Acknowledgments 144
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