Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (The Usborne Internet-Linked)

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (The Usborne Internet-Linked)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780794502256
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Limited
Publication date: 03/28/2003
Series: History Encyclopedias Ser.
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.72(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Internet Links6
How we know about the Greeks8
Map of Ancient Greece10
Early Greece
The first Greeks12
The Minoans14
Minoan palaces16
Minoan religion18
Explosions and Invasions20
The Mycenaeans22
Mycenaean royal tombs24
Warriors and traders26
Troy and the Trojan War28
Things fall apart30
The Dark Ages32
Archaic Greece
The Archaic Period34
Greek City-states36
Sparta - a warrior state38
Greek armies40
Hoplites42
Greek warships44
The Persian Wars46
The decline of Persia48
The birth of literacy50
Classical Greece
The golden age of Athens52
The Acropolis54
The first democratic states56
Life in Sparta58
The Peloponnesian Wars60
The end of an era62
Everyday Life
Growing up64
Women and the home66
Greek Houses68
Clothes and fashion70
Farming and food72
The marketplace74
Architecture76
Building78
Sculpture80
Pottery82
Metalwork84
Travel by land and sea86
Feasting and fun88
Plays and players90
The Games92
Religion and mythology94
Temples and worship96
Talking to the gods98
Death and the Underworld100
Funerals and burials102
Macedonia and the Hellenistic World
The rise of Macedonia104
Alexander the Great106
The Hellenistic World108
Alexandria110
Inquiring minds112
The Roman conquest114
Factfinder
Gods and goddesses116
Greek myths118
Greek philosophy121
Greek plays122
Battles and battle formations124
Who's who126
Time chart130
Glossary134
Index138
Acknowledgments144

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