Andrew Solway Ancient Greece

ISBN 13: 9780199107643

Ancient Greece

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9780199107643: Ancient Greece

This text and accompanying illustrations bring to life the world of ancient Greece in the 5th century BCE, when Athens was home to some of the greatest artists and thinkers in history. All aspects of life in the city are revealed, as we watch Athenians in their homes, at the theatre, at work, at worship and at play. This book should be helpful as a homework support for children aged eight and upwards.

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About the Author:

Peter Connolly is a best-selling author and illustrator of the ancient world. His previous books with Oxford include Pompeif, The Roman Port, The Legionary, The Cavalryman, The Ancient Greece of Odysseus. The Holy Land and The Ancient City. These have sold over 250,000 copies in English, and have been translated into many other languages. Peter Connolly is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology, London.

From School Library Journal:

Grades 5-8--At first glance, this volume appears to be yet another book about life in the ancient world, but the striking illustrations make it an extraordinary contribution to this field. Solway's lively, interesting interpretation of life in Greece is enhanced by many drawings, photographs, and diagrams, all of which are exceptionally well done. In several illustrations, Connolly meticulously re-creates the buildings of the ancient city and includes precise drawings of hundreds of individuals dressed in appropriate attire for the occasion under discussion. The text examines the geographic area of Athens, Sparta, and Persia and then discusses such subjects as daily life, religion, work, government, sports, and the theatre. While the book contains all the features young report writers might be seeking, it also is enjoyable as recreational reading. It is similar in content to Fiona MacDonald's First Facts about the Ancient Greeks (Peter Bedrick, 1997) and Anne Pearson's Ancient Greece (DK, 2000), but the illustrations and writing style make it the preferred choice.

Elizabeth Stumpf, Clearfield Middle School, PA

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