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Author Roberts, Jennifer Tolbert, 1947-

Title The ancient Greek world / Jennifer T. Roberts & Tracy Barrett.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 938 ROB    Available
Description 191 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
Series The World in ancient times
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [180]-183) and index.
Contents Cast of characters -- Map of Greek settlements at the death of Alexander the Great -- Introduction : The glory that was Greece -- What's a Greek? Greece and Greeks -- Gods, Priests, and oracles : Greek religion -- Mysterious Minoans : The earliest Greeks -- A great civilization is born : Mighty Mycenaeans -- Always look a gift horse in the belly : The Trojan War -- Sing, Muse : Early poets -- Greece spreads its wings : Colonies and city-states -- Who's in charge here? The rise of Athens -- "A living possession" : Slavery -- Growing up Greek : Greek childhood -- "A shadowy existence" : The women of ancient Greece -- The Spartan experiment : Daily life in ancient Sparta -- "Woe to the land of Persia!" : The Persian Empire and its war with Greece -- "The hands of the many" : Democracy in Athens -- Hoplites and triremes : Warfare -- The Greek world war : The Peloponnesian War -- Take two vulture's eggs and call me in the morning : Science and medicine -- "Freed from the clash of arms" : The Olympic Games -- Striving for perfection : The visual arts -- "All the world's a stage" : Greek drama -- Going to school : Greek education -- How do we know what we know? Greek philosophy -- Two philosophers : Plato and Aristotle -- "A pestilent man" : Philip of Macedon -- Worlds to conquer : Alexander the Great -- But is it still Greek? The Hellenistic world -- Epilogue : The Greek legacy -- Timeline.
Summary Introduces the history, culture, and people of ancient Greece and examines its many contributions to the development of Western society.
Subject Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Juvenile literature.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Sources -- Juvenile literature.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Added Author Barrett, Tracy, 1955-
ISBN 9780195156966

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