Andrew Solway Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greece

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Sail on an Athenian ship, discover how the philosopher Socrates ended up in a prison cell, and find out why young Athenians burned their toys in this delightful recreation of life in 5th-century B.C. Ancient Greece features the illustrations of Peter Connolly, a world-renowned artist of the ancient world, and artifacts, maps, and photographs from the region. All aspects of life in the city are revealed, as we see Athenians in their homes, at the theatre, at work, at worship, and at play. A fascinating and accessible exploration of the most advanced culture of the ancient world, Ancient Greece is a perfect introduction for children ages eight and up.

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Peter Connolly is a best-selling author and illustrator of the ancient world. His previous books with Oxford include Pompeii, The Roman Fort, 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. He lives in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

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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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