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Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (The Usborne Internet-Linked)

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (The Usborne Internet-Linked)

by Jane Chisholm, Reid, Miles, Struan Reid
     
 

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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

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780794502256
Publisher:
Usborne Publishing Limited
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
History Encyclopedias Ser.
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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