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Ancient Greece Entertainment
     

Ancient Greece Entertainment

by P. Stewart Stewart Stewart Michael Ross, Stewart Ross, Hook (Illustrator)
 

The Ancient Greeks invented two forms of entertainment that we love today: track and field competitions and theater. But they also enjoyed giving parties, hunting and fishing, and storytelling. Examine the many festivals held to honor the gods, the Greek-style of theater, and learn about the very first Olympic Games. This series explores the world of Ancient

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The Ancient Greeks invented two forms of entertainment that we love today: track and field competitions and theater. But they also enjoyed giving parties, hunting and fishing, and storytelling. Examine the many festivals held to honor the gods, the Greek-style of theater, and learn about the very first Olympic Games. This series explores the world of Ancient Greece through the works of playwrights, philosophers, and historians of the time. These works offer a fascinating window into another era. Each page features a quotation that explains a unique aspect of life in Ancient Greece.

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Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
From the series "Changing Times: Ancient Greece," this title is filled with information about various aspects of the many kinds of entertainment enjoyed by the people living in the Greek city-states from its illustrious beginning around 2000 B.C. to 150 B.C. when the Roman Empire took control of Greece. The information is substantiated with quotations from the writings of Greek philosophers, orators, playwrights, poets, historians, and writers whose words are used to support the discussion of entertainment in Ancient Greece. Entertainment took many forms during this time, including toys, games, hunting, fishing, art, music, dance, poetry, storytelling, theater, and sports. Because the Greeks were very competitive, physical fitness and sports were a key part in the training of Athenian young men and women. As a result of this training the Olympic Games were created to provide people from the different Greek city-states the opportunity to compete with one another. To make this book more usable in the classroom a table of contents, time line, glossary, bibliography for further reading, and an index are included. This book provides excellent resources and information to support a unit for the study of Ancient Greece and its people. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson
School Library Journal

Gr 5-7
Each book has the same one-page introduction to the ancient Greeks and a map of their civilization. An introduction to the topic of the book, 12 chapters of 2 pages each, and a time line follow. There are abundant boxed quotes from Greek philosophers and writers; photos, mainly in color; and color illustrations. The first title discusses laws, courts and juries, etc. Health includes information on plagues, the influence of gods and goddesses on healing, doctors' diagnoses, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, etc. Daily Life covers such topics as the home, getting married, children, games, jobs, and slavery. Entertainment describes parties, hunting and fishing, art, music, dance, poetry, storytelling, festivals, theater, sports, and Olympic Games. The texts are geared to younger students, but the boxed material requires a higher level of interpretation. Together, these books offer a good understanding of the lives of the ancient Greeks, but that assumes that they're all on the shelf at the same time, and that children are willing to take all four volumes. Lynn Peppas's Life in Ancient Greece (Crabtree, 2004) covers the same information in one volume.
—Ann JoslinCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756520861
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Families Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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