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The Parthenon of Ancient Greece
     

The Parthenon of Ancient Greece

by Don Nardo
 

The world's greatest structures were all built through some combination of human ingenuity, perseverance, vision, will power and, in many cases, physical might. History's Great Structures examines the practical, technological, and political challenges encountered by the designers and builders; how these structures were used by the people of the time; and what has

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The world's greatest structures were all built through some combination of human ingenuity, perseverance, vision, will power and, in many cases, physical might. History's Great Structures examines the practical, technological, and political challenges encountered by the designers and builders; how these structures were used by the people of the time; and what has become of them today. A visual chronology, sidebars highlighting topics of interest, selected vocabulary words and facts, source notes, a bibliography for further research, and an index provide additional tools for student researchers. Other titles in the series include: The Eiffel Tower, The Great Wall of China, The Medieval Castle, The Roman Colosseum, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, The World Trade Center

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School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Nardo begins by placing the building in the context of Greek history and architecture. He then describes in detail how and why the Parthenon was planned, who designed and built it, and exactly how it was constructed. Information on the architectural details, such as the friezes and the sizes of the columns, is included. Sidebars offer excerpts from mythology and quotes from ancient and contemporary sources. The history of the building after the fall of the Greco-Roman civilization and current restoration efforts are briefly described. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and reproductions of varying quality. Clear drawings and labeled photographs explain building and architectural terms, tools, and concepts. There is a time line, a good glossary, and an annotated list of books for further reading. While the text may offer a challenge to some students, it will be useful for those researching the Parthenon or comparing buildings from ancient times.-Margaret C. Howell, West Springfield Elementary School, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601525383
Publisher:
Referencepoint Press
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Series:
History's Great Structures Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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