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Collins Gem Ancient Greece: From Drama and Democracy to Muses and Mythology (Collins Gem)

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From theater to politics, no single civilization has influenced the Western world more profoundly than that of ancient Greece. From the roots of democracy to philosophy and mathematics, many important founding ideas of western civilization have stemmed from ancient Greece. This book offers an introduction to the lives of the ancient Greeks, their mythologies and traditions, and their culture and learning. With color illustrations supporting a clear, informative, and engaging text, this guide is a perfect companion for both adults and children alike. Geography is discussed using a map of Greece, the history of the different civilizations from the Minoans through to the Hellenistic period is detailed, gods, festivals, oracles and muses are included in the section on religion, and the mythology chapter covers Homer's Odyssey, the Minotaur, and Icarus. Daily life in ancient Greece is discussed for all levels of society; including the jobs, family life, and leisure activities. Democracy and the Athenian council are detailed in the section on politics. Learning and knowledge in ancient Greece include such areas as philosophy, science, mathematics, medicine, and literature. War is covered, and finally Greece today is explored, including temples, archaeology, and which monuments that can still be seen.

About the Author

David Pickering is the author of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Cassell Companion to 20th Century MusicCassell's Dictionary of Superstitions, Cassell's Dictionary of Witchcraft, and Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780007231652
Author:
Pickering, David
Publisher:
Collins
Location:
London
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Greece History To 146 B.C.
Subject:
Greece Civilization To 146 B.C.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
Humanities -- History.
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
Subject:
Humanities / History / Regional and national history / European history
Subject:
European History
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Collins Gem
Publication Date:
20070702
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
117 x 82 mm 150 gr

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