The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

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In this reference book the rich history of Ancient Greece is explored from the first settlers on the Greek mainland to the great civilizations of Crete, the might of classical Athens and finally, the conquest of Greece by the Roman Empire. It also provides information on wars, politics, daily life and religious beliefs showing what life was like in Ancient more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 218.44 x 276.86 x 22.86mm | 997.9g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, colour photographs, time chart, maps, glossary, index
  • 0746034032
  • 9780746034033

Table of contents

Part 1 Early Greece: the first Greeks; the Minoans; Minoan palaces; Minoan religion; invasions and explosions; the Mycenaeans; Mycenaean royal tombs; warriors and traders; Troy and the Trojan war; things fall apart; the Dark Ages. Part 2 Archaic Greece: the Archaic period; the city states; Sparta - a warrior state; Greek armies; Hoplites; Greek warships; the Persian wars; the decline of Persia; the birth of literacy. Part 3 Classical Greece: the golden age of Athens; the acropolis; the first democratic states; life in Sparta; the Peloponnesian wars; the end of an era. Part 4 Everyday life: growing up; women and the home; house; clothes; farming; the marketplace; architecture; building; sculpture; pottery; metalwork; travel by land and sea; feasting and fun; plays and players; the Games; religion and mythology; temples and worship; talking to the gods; death and the underworld; funerals and burials. Part 5 Macedonia and the Hellenistic world: the rise of Macedonia; Alexander the Great; the Hellenistic world; Alexandria; inquiring minds; the Roman conquest. Part 6 Factfinder: gods and goddesses; Greek myths; Greek philosophy; Greek plays; battles and battle formations; who's who; time chart; ancient Greek sites and more