Living in Ancient Greece

Living in Ancient Greece

Hardback Living in the Ancient World

By (author) Norman Bancroft-Hunt

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  • Publisher: Facts on File Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 284mm x 13mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0816063397
  • ISBN 13: 9780816063390
  • Illustrations note: & photographs & illustrations, maps, index, glossary, cross-references, timeline
  • Sales rank: 1,037,011

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"Living in Ancient Greece" primarily focuses on an "ideal" period set some time in the Classical period of Perikles. This book examines all the aspects of daily life across all strata of Greek society, from the aristoi to the Metics and slaves; from food to religious beliefs. Coverage includes major Greek heroes, the mystery of oracles, festivals and their origins, fishing and farming, what Greeks ate, the training of athletes, and the importance of drama in daily life. This reference is a useful tool for students wanting to learn more about living in ancient Greece. Chapters include: A Land of Gods and Heroes; Living off Land and Sea; The Greek Family and Society; Greek Society and Politics; and Science and Arts.

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Norman Bancroft Hunt graduated from Kingston School of Art in 1968. He was elected fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute in 1975 and is currently a lecturer and researcher in visual theory and cultural studies at the Kent Institute of Art and Design. He is the author of numerous books on Native American art and culture, including Historical Atlas of Ancient America, from Facts On File/Checkmark Books, and the award-winning People of the Totem.