The world's most fascinating cultures in history are examined in this series which covers everyday areas of life from medicine and education to festivals and entertainment. This volume looks at the Greeks.
- Paperback | 96 pages
- 192 x 256 x 8mm | 322.06g
- 01 Mar 1990
- Usborne Publishing Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- col. Illustrations, geneal. tables, maps (chiefly col.)
Table of contents
The first Greeks; the Minoan palaces; Minoan religion; the end of the Minoans; the Mycenaeans; Mycenaean cities; the Trojan War; the end of the age; the dark ages; the archaic period; the Greeks and their neighbours; social structure and government; Sparta; farming and food; a Greek house; clothes and jewellery; pottery; markets, money and trade; travel by land and sea; the army; the navy; the Persian wars; the city of Athens; architecture; sculpture; metalworkers and miners; the role of women; childhood and education; music and poetry; parties and games; the theatre; athletics and sport; democracy in Athens; the golden age and the Peloponnesian War; gods and goddesses; temples, worship and festivals; oracles and mystery cults; death and the underworld; the rise of Macedonia; Alexander the Great; the Hellenistic world; learning; medicine; appendix.