Greek Life

Greek Life

by Barrons Educational Series, John Guy
     
 

Readers will discover the vivid contrasts between the ordinary lives of the citizens of Athens, the cradle of humanism, and Sparta, a neighboring authoritarian military citadel. Here too are illustrations and descriptions that convey a sense of the architecture of Greek cities, major Greek figures, the importance of the theater, the bitter wars raged with Persia, and…  See more details below

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Readers will discover the vivid contrasts between the ordinary lives of the citizens of Athens, the cradle of humanism, and Sparta, a neighboring authoritarian military citadel. Here too are illustrations and descriptions that convey a sense of the architecture of Greek cities, major Greek figures, the importance of the theater, the bitter wars raged with Persia, and more. Full color.

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Children's Literature - Laura Hummel
Theater, dancing, sports and gambling were among the many leisure pastimes enjoyed by the ancient Greeks thousands of years ago. Their slave society allowed these people luxuries and the time to create incredible works of art. Women, however, were second-class citizens who were expected to remain at home performing menial tasks. The legacy of Greek life influences modern times. It was the birthplace of democracy, numerology, theater, and the Olympics. Hippocrates was the founder of modern medicine, Plato's philosophy is still studied today, and modern mathematicians continue to rely on the theorems established by Pythagoras. All this information and much more are richly presented in the book. In just thirty-two pages, Guy has portrayed much about this fascinating civilization. Included are scores of stunning photographs and illustrations, making it a valuable reference for students and budding historians. Part of the "Early Civilization" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764106309
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Series:
Barron's Early Civilizations Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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