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The Greeks (Penguin History)

By H. D. F. Kitto

Kitto, H. D. F.
Released: 1950-06-30
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“The best introduction I have ever read to Ancient Greece. The author’s liveliness of mind and style has enabled him to make a mass of information appetizing and digestible” –Ray Mortimer in the Sunday Times

The Greeks were extraordinary not least because they evolved "a totally new conception of what human life was for." Justifying and elaborating on that claim, H.D.F. Kitto explores the life, culture and history of classical Greece, bringing to his subject the passion, wit and insight that have made this brief introduction a world-famous classic.

“Professor Kitto is a model historian – lively, accurate, and fully acquainted with the latest developments in the subject . . . never vague . . . often witty and always full of vigour.”—The Times Educational Supplement

National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History

By Diane Harris Cline

Natl Geographic Society
Released: 2016-06-07
Hardcover (224 pages)

National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History
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On the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great, this lavishly illustrated reference about ancient Greece presents the amazing history through gripping stories; the rise and fall of the phenomenal empire; the powerful legacy left by ancient Greece for the modern world; and the new discoveries shedding light on these ancient people that are still so much with us. Even today, Greek art and architecture dominate our cities; modern military strategists still study and employ Hellenic war tactics; Greek poetry, plays, and philosophy are widely read and enjoyed; and science, mathematics, medicine, and astronomy all build on the fundamentals of early Greek thinking. Included are fascinating insights into Greek island living, ancient social networking, and the extreme priority Greeks placed on athletic competition (warring city-states declared truces during the Olympic games). Learn of spectacular discoveries such as the Uluburun shipwreck, the earliest writing ever found in Europe, and buried palaces. A stunning treasure, this lushly-illustrated, uniquely comprehensive and accessible history of Ancient Greece is perfect for anyone interested in the origins of our modern world.

Ancient Greece: A Captivating Guide to Greek History Starting from the Greek Dark Ages to the End of Antiquity

By Captivating History

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (100 pages)

Ancient Greece: A Captivating Guide to Greek History Starting from the Greek Dark Ages to the End of Antiquity
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Explore the Captivating History of Ancient Greece

The culture and events of Greece were so influential they have a significant effect on modern-day people all over the world. The ancient Greeks gave birth to democracy, a political system frequently used and considered by some as the best form of government. Great minds from Greece also made incredible and vital discoveries such as the water mill, the basics of geometry and using medicine to cure illness. The ancient Greek philosophers laid the groundwork for a whole new field of thought and study. Ancient Greece offered the foundation of the Olympic games, which still run regularly today. Particularly famous historical figures such as Alexander the Great and Cleopatra also had ties to and roles during Greek history, through the course of wars and empire expansion.

Given the influence of Ancient Greece, as you learn about this time and place, you will learn about your history and the origins of the people, places, and institutions you likely regularly studied in school. Starting in the Dark Ages, this book will take you on a captivating journey through the darkness, democracy, discovery, and development of Western Civilization.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:
  • Dawn of the Dark Ages
  • From Darkness to Democracy
  • Olympic Origins
  • Greece Grows from War to War
  • The Fight for Democracy
  • The Peloponnesian War
  • Enter Alexander the Great
  • Great Minds of Ancient Greece
  • Roman Take-Over
  • Cleopatra and her Consorts
  • Hadrian’s Travels
  • Gothic Raids on Greece
  • Rise of Christianity
  • End of Antiquity
  • And much more!
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Hands-On History! Ancient Greece: Step into the world of the classical Greeks, with 15 step-by-step projects and 350 exciting pictures

By Richard Tames

Armadillo
Hardcover (64 pages)

Hands-On History! Ancient Greece: Step into the world of the classical Greeks, with 15 step-by-step projects and 350 exciting pictures
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Delve into the past to find out about the everyday life of the ancient Greeks - where they lived, the games they played, the clothes they wore, and the people who made history. How-to projects bring the past to life: construct a miniature Parthenon, paint a dolphin fresco, make a comic mask, and learn the ancient Greek alphabet.

Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

By John Green

Dover Publications
Released: 1993-04-06
Paperback (48 pages)

Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)
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No one could have predicted the marvels of art, literature, science, and philosophy that Greece would produce from 550 to 300 BC. But many of those accomplishments are represented in this well-researched, educational coloring book. The collection includes more than 40 expertly rendered illustrations depicting many aspects of Greek life and culture: the building of the Parthenon, a performance of Oedipus Rex, the Olympian games, the trial of Socrates, a torchlight wedding procession, Aristotle tutoring the young Alexander of Macedonia, and many more. With an introduction and detailed captions for each illustration, this book offers a fun way to learn about how life was lived 2,500 years ago in the cradle of Western civilization.

Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)

By Marina Belozerskaya

Brand: J. Paul Getty Museum
Paperback (144 pages)

Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)
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Since antiquity, the achievements of the Greeks in art and architecture have elicited great admiration. From the Parthenon and the other temples on the Acropolis of Athens to the fabled palace of King Minos at Knossos on Crete to the walled city of Mycenae-home of the Trojan leader Agamemnon-Greek art and architecture continue to this day to fascinate visitors to Greece and influence Western aesthetics.
This informative handbook traces Greek art and architecture from the third millennium to the first century B.C. Belozerskaya and Lapatin relate the rich development of styles, techniques, and motifs to the history of this period. The culmination of these developments in architecture, sculpture, and vase painting in the fifth century B.C. is illustrated in such masterpieces as the temples at Paestum in Italy, the sculptures of the Parthenon, the bronze charioteer from Delphi, and works of the Attic black- and red-figure vase painters. Also included in the book is a discussion of the spread of Greek culture to southern Italy and Sicily and the influence of Greek artistic traditions on Roman art. With more than three hundred illustrations, this book will serve as an attractive guide for students, travelers, and all those interested in ancient Greek civilization.

The Oxford History of Greece & the Hellenistic World

imusti
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From the epic poems of Homer to the glittering art and architecture of Greece's Golden Age, to the influential Roman systems of law and leadership, the classical Greek world established the foundations of our culture as well as many of its most enduring achievements.

Now, in this vivid volume, readers can embrace the spirit of the classical world, from the eighth to the first centuries B.C., a period unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This work also treats the Hellenization of the Middle East by the monarchies established in the area conquered by Alexander the Great. The editors, all celebrated classicists, intersperse chapters on political and social history with sections on literature, philosophy, and the arts, and reinforce the historical framework with maps and historical charts. Moreover, the contributors--thirty of the world's leading scholars--present the latest in modern scholarship through masterpieces of wit, brevity, and style. Together with hundreds of excellent illustrations, these entries provide both a provocative and entertaining window into our classical heritage.

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

By Donna Jo Napoli

National Geographic
Released: 2011-10-11
Hardcover (192 pages)

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters
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School Library Journal Best Books of 2011

Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association

Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens

2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC

The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations.
 
National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake.

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Greece: A History

By Alexander Eliot

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (298 pages)

Greece: A History
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Here, from the award-winning writer and historian Alexander Eliot, is the dramatic story of the rise of ancient Greece to the fall of the Greek Empire – from the city-states of Athens and Sparta to the empire of Alexander the Great and the power of Constantine, from myths of gods and goddesses to the foundations of Orthodox Christianity and from Herodotus and Homer to Aristotle and Euclid. The history of Greece - the birthplace of Western civilization, democracy, mathematics, philosophy, and theater - unfolds in vivid detail in these pages.

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece (Build It Yourself)

By Kris Bordessa

Nomad Press
Paperback (128 pages)

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid s Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece (Build It Yourself)
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Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.



 
 
 

 
 
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