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Children's LiteratureThe life and times of Socrates, the great Athenian philosopher, teacher, and intellectual, is portrayed in this biography. Each of the five chapters chronicles the events of the time period when creativity, arts, and writing were blossoming, influencing life even today. Although Socrates never wrote about himself, others who knew him revealed details of his intellectual character and unusual lifestyle in their writings. Separate pages labeled "For Your Info" add historical perspective to the subject's life and provide the reader with a broader picture of his times. Topics spotlighted include the Delphic Oracle, The Persian Wars, Pericles, Sparta, and the Parthenon. The antique-like appearance of the book features full-color photographs framed in columns, representations of carved inscriptions in red stone, and descriptive script. Other significant features of this title in the "Ancient Civilizations" series are a chronology, historical timeline, chapter notes, titles for further reading (many out-of-print), websites, and an index. A glossary is missing. This high-interest and easy-to-read life story will serve as an excellent resource for student research and reports. 2005, Mitchell Lane Publishers, Ages 8 to 13.