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Now in Paperback! Watch the past come to life in "Eyewitness: Ancient Greece." From their myths and gods, to the first Olympics to the trial and execution of Socrates explore the history, daily life, beliefs, and achievements of this amazing civilization, whose influence can still be seen today. See how Greek soldiers fought in battle, discover who the heroes were, and leaNow in Paperback! Watch the past come to life in "Eyewitness: Ancient Greece." From their myths and gods, to the first Olympics to the trial and execution of Socrates explore the history, daily life, beliefs, and achievements of this amazing civilization, whose influence can still be seen today. See how Greek soldiers fought in battle, discover who the heroes were, and learn about the culture and festivals celebrated throughout this relevant era.For over 25 years, DK's "Eyewitness" books have been the most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and homes around the world. In summer 2014 this award-winning series will get a fresh new look both inside and out. The introduction of paperback editions, eye-catching jackets, and updated interiors ensure that the "Eyewitness" series will continue to be relevant in the ever-changing world of education and remain the go-to source for homework help, research projects, reluctant readers, ESL students, and, as always, to satisfy the minds of curious kids.Supports the Common Core State Standards."...

Title : Ancient Greece
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ISBN : 9780756606497
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 72 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Ancient Greece Reviews

  • Mloy
    2019-04-01 04:02

    I love reading books like these. I've always had a fondness for Greek Mythology and culture because of my family-- my sister studied it in high school and would tell me the stories she's learned from school; then there were my parent who were fortunate enough experience the culture in real life having lived in Greece for a few years (I know right? I'm so jealous). Anyhow, this book was chock full of pictures of ancient artifacts and information about Greek society, customs and lore, it was like getting a history lesson without having to go to school or taking in a museum tour without leaving the comfort of your own home; although, truthfully I would rather go to an actual museum and see the real things, but for the spend-thrift reader, I guess, this was the next best thing. Also, the language of this book was reader friendly, it does have some technical terms but not so complicated that it goes over ones' head; even a kid can appreciate this book because there's not a whole lot unusual words-- especially now-a-days with "Percy Jackson and the Olympians"-type of films and young adult books out there being read by or to third graders, almost everyone should have some familiarity with most of the contents of this book. It's a great book, a little light reading for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

  • Duane
    2019-04-25 00:22

    You just can't go wrong with the DK Eyewitness books. They feature vivid photography and amazing illustrations. Young readers will enjoy learning about Ancient Greece. A great book to add to your youth non fiction collection.

    2019-04-14 03:01

    good book

  • Lina.Ryadi
    2019-03-31 07:04

    Reading Log #7English 6 (1)Lina Ryadi Ancient Greece is an interesting historical book Edited by Michael Anderson. This book mostly talks about how they lived, their origins, and what they did back then. It was founded between 800 B.C. and 500 B.C. Did you know that the first Ancient Greek civilisations were formed nearly 4,000 years ago? The Ancient Greek Empire spread from Greece through Europe and in 800 BC, the Greeks started to split their land into city-states. All of the city-states had its own laws and rulers. Also, The Greeks had fears about food, some wouldn’t eat beans because they thought they contained the souls of the dead! Also, The Greeks often ate dinner while lying on their sides. The Ancient Greeks had lots of stories to help them learn about their world and culture, they had a lot of tales about their gods and monsters like Cerberus, a three-headed dog that guarded the gates to the underworld, Medusa, a monster whose look could turn people to stone, and the Cyclops who had one eye in the middle of its forehead. Also, did you know that events at the Greek’s Olympics include long jump, wrestling, javelin, boxing, discus and chariot racing, and there were hardly any rules, and they had to be completely all naked!The best part of the book Ancient Greece was “The Achievements of the Ancient Greece”. I liked it because it told us about all the achievement and growth of Ancient Greece. Well, did you know that Ancient Greece were the ones that discovered Literature, Poetry, Drama, Tragedy, Comedy, History, Philosophy, Art, Sculpture, Painting, Architecture, Mathematics, Theatre, the Olympics, The Hippocratic Oath, Geometry, the screw, the marathon, and science! From the information of the book, the reader learns a lot about Ancient Greece and how they used to live thousands of years ago. I also learned a lot of strange facts about them and the strangest one was the fact that they didn't eat beans because they thought that they contained the souls of the dead! The most exciting episode in the book was when I read about “The Achievements of the Ancient Greece” because it had this list of all the things that they discovered. Also, their achievement and their success. However, the most disappointing moment in this book was when this book had ended because honestly, I really enjoyed the book. It also inspired me to read more historical informational books. I would recommend this book to all the people who love history because this book showed a lot of fantastic facts about Ancient Greece and it was really interesting to read. Also, I would recommend this book to all ages because it's an informational book and it was very fun to read.

  • Andrew Ives
    2019-04-22 05:12

    A little repetitive in places, especially if you read the pull-out poster first before the book, but with lots of difficult-to-remember Greek words, names and places, this isn't such a bad thing. The photos are all very relevant and interesting. I learned a fair bit, such as Pythagoras not eating beans because he believed people were reincarnated as seeds, and I'm far older than the target audience, so I guess a school pupil would find lots of interest therein. Immaculately proofread too. I bought this book along with the Ancient Rome volume for 50p the pair, which is a sad indictment of modern children's phone-obsessed era.

  • Jessica Rawden
    2019-03-27 04:15

    This DK eyewitness book is laid out more nicely than many I have seen before. The information, while not jumbled is still pretty sophisticated, so, even if it looks like a nice picture book for kids, it is still for older readers. I enjoyed this one immensely, even though it glossed over some of the topics of Greek society that can get a little sticky. The book also comes with a cd of clip art, which would be great if the kids reading this book were doing a school Powerpoint/project. For ages 11-15.

  • Staci Browning
    2019-04-17 00:15

    I felt this book did a great job at capturing what Greece has to offer. I did not feel like I was reading a social studies book but I was just learning about Greece and with that the history of Greece and the traditions held. I especially loved learning about the olympics and how they started. There are so many great lessons that could be taught with that subject because all students have some understanding of what the olympics are so it could be easily related to them. Overall I think this is a great book to use in the classroom.

  • Ebookwormy1
    2019-04-10 23:15

    I don't know why we didn't LOVE this book. It was good. I loved the primary source photographs (instead of drawings) of artifacts. But for some reason we just weren't thrilled. Was it because it was the hard (Februaryish) part of the year? or the writing just wasn't as good? or perhaps it was a bit beyond where we are at?I don't know, all I can tell you is that we were THRILLED to read it or rediscover it and I would have been content to get it from the library and return. Nonetheless, it is a solid resource and we will keep it in our home library.

  • Timothy Boyd
    2019-03-27 00:20

    OK I know these are supposed to be kid books but they are awesome! Great pictures and just enough text to make you want to learn more. Great choices for a beginning history reader or to start an older reader out in a new area. Every time I pick one of these up and read it I learn new things. Highly Recommended

  • Lindsay Gilbert
    2019-03-31 04:12

    This was a neat book. It was very informative with great pictures and illustrations. I was mostly interested in the pottery because they are known for their artwork they put on the urns. I enjoyed learning about ancient Greece and I think it would be great to have in a classroom for the students to look at.

  • Eagle Watcher
    2019-04-07 05:05

    This book has a picture of artifacts that were recovered from ancient Greece. This book had lots about Greek jars and bowls because the Greeks made beautiful Jars/vases.

  • Nancy
    2019-03-28 06:03

    We just skimmed it but liked it.

  • Corban Jordan
    2019-04-07 04:09

    this book had great graphics

  • Prita
    2019-04-09 03:03

    Inspirasi paper Sparta hahaha

  • Jen
    2019-04-13 06:10

    good info - accurate art - be forewarned - nude stuff.

  • Theresa
    2019-04-03 00:10

    a break down of pictures and elements of historical greece explaining some of the factsa good early resource

  • AK
    2019-04-23 06:01

    Beautiful and clear fotographs, full of details and well written incl clip art CDDK's Ancient Greece is a great resource for all kind of ages.

  • Grant Lawson
    2019-04-23 03:18

    It was boring. I only read this for Social Studies Academic Team. Definitely not going to suggest this to any one.

  • Isabelle Furgeson
    2019-04-16 03:03

    i loved hearing about them! i am a total history girl

  • Jeff Zell
    2019-04-19 01:17

    Very nice introduction to Ancient Greece. Pictures of artifacts and drawings are all accompanied by a brief explanation. The reader learns about religion, war, politics, culture.

  • Julie Surface
    2019-04-23 23:55

    this is about ancient Greece, it shows how they lived, what they did, its just amazing. it makes us appreciate their way of living.

  • Kiera Marsh
    2019-04-11 06:06

    This book was fascinating. I would definitly read it again I learned so many things about Greece. It is fun to take this information and add it to my knowledge of Greek culture.