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Ancient Greece Adam Sutherland, Hachette Children's Books

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Hardback 64 pages

ISBN:
9780750260800
Size:
256 x 205 x 10mm
Published:
27th Aug 2009
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Ancient Greece
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Overview

This book explores the ancient cultures of Crete and Mycenae; Sparta, a city-state dedicated to warfare; Olympia, home of the Olympics; and classical Athens, the birthplace of modern democracy and philosophy.

Contents

Introduction 4 Timeline 6 Minoans and Myceneans 8 Knossos and Santorini 10 Mycenae and Pylos 12 The Dark Age 14 Aristocrats and Poets 16 Colonization 18 Magna Graecia and the Tyrants 20 The Spartans 22 Spartan Life 24 Athens and Democracy 26 Athens 28 Akropolis 30 Everyday Life in Athens 32 War Against Persia 34 Athenian Wars 36 Spartan Empire 38 The Rise of Macedon 40 Vergina 42 Alexander the Great 44 Successor Kingdoms 46 Culture and Society 48 Gods of Olympos 50 Delphi 52 Olympia 54 The Trieme 56 Hoplites 58 Greek Trade 60 Further Reading 62 Index 63

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