How People Lived in Ancient Greece

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Gr 2-4

Framed as answers to the same nine questions, each of these Eurocentric introductions opens with a historical overview (which includes a map), then goes on to describe family life, common occupations, schooling (if any), social classes, government, and religion. Each section, consisting of one or two spreads, includes a brief inset profile of a historical figure, such as a temple singer in Egypt or Pericles's companion and speech writer, Aspasia, in Greece, plus several large color photos of period art and artifacts. Despite B.C./A.D. dating and occasional banality-"The most important person in Ancient Egypt was the pharaoh..."-these books should make at least some ancient cultures seem a little more tangible to young students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435826212
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Series: How People Lived
  • Pages: 30
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Who Were the Ancient Greeks?     6
Ancient Greek Men, Women, and Children     8
Who was in Charge in Ancient Greece?     10
What was Life Like in an Ancient Greek Family?     12
Did Ancient Greek Children go to School?     16
What Jobs did Ancient Greek People Do?     18
What Did Ancient Greek Adults and Children Wear?     22
How did People Have Fun in Ancient Greece?     24
How Important was Religion for the Ancient Greeks?     26
Glossary     28
Further Information and Web Sites     29
Index     30
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