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Multcolib School Corps Picks Ancient Greece and Rome Grades 6-8

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece By Ackroyd, Peter (Book - 2005 ) j 938 A182a 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Traces the history of ancient Greece and how its civilization continues to influence Western culture.

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome By Ackroyd, Peter (Book - 2005 ) j 937 A182a 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Traces the history of ancient Rome and how its civilization continues to influence Western culture.

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece An Interactive History Adventure By Caper, William (Book - 2010 ) j 938 C239a 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the life and times of ancient Greece. The readers' choices reveal the historical details of life from the perspectives of a resident of Athens and a resident of Sparta.

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece By Chrisp, Peter (Book - 2006 ) j 938 C554ag 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of full-color 3-D models, maps, fact boxes, and photographs that describe ancient Greece including city states, Greek art and architecture, the Hellenistic Age, customs, and science.

Roman Villa
Roman Villa By Clements, Gillian (Book - 2009 ) j 937 C626r 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the Roman country homes called villas, including how and why they were built, and Roman customs and culture at the height of the Roman Empire.

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece By Connolly, Peter (Book - 2001 ) j 938 C752ag 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Sail on an Athenian ship, discover how the philosopher Socrates ended up in a prison cell, and find out why young Athenians burned their toys in this delightful recreation of life in 5th-century B.C. Ancient Greece features the illustrations of Peter Connolly, a world-renowned artist of the ancient world, and artifacts, maps, and photographs from the region. All aspects of life in the city are revealed, as we see Athenians in their homes, at the theatre, at work, at worship, and at play. A fascinating and accessible exploration of the most advanced culture of the ancient world, Ancient Greece is a perfect introduction for children ages eight and up.

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Rome's Past By Deckker, Zilah (Book - 2007 ) j 937.6 D295a 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:At its peak, Roman civilization influenced a vast empire. In all corners of that enormous area, archaeologists have searched for years, looking for clues to the history of the Imperial Romans. Learn about the writing tablets excavated from a Roman fort. Wonder at the fabulous mosaic recently discovered beneath the streets of Italy's capital city. See how ancient artifacts help scientists today piece together the puzzle of Ancient Rome's past.

Classical Athens
Classical Athens By Denti, Mario (Book - 2001 ) j 938 D414c 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation: Guidebook: All roads lead to Athens!

Food and Cooking in Ancient Greece
Food and Cooking in Ancient Greece By Gifford, Clive (Book - 2010 ) j 394.1209495 G4581f 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The culture of ancient Greece was one ruled by art, philosophy, and architecture. The Greeks also enjoyed a Mediterranean diet rich in rich, olives and olive oil, figs, and cheeses. This book introduces readers to the culture of ancient Greece through their recipes and food-related customs.

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome An Interactive History Adventure By Hanel, Rachael (Book - 2010 ) j 937 H237a 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the life and times of ancient Rome. The readers' choices reveal the historical details of life from the perspectives of a wealthy Roman man, a young Roman woman, and a peasant.

If I Were A Kid in Ancient Greece
If I Were A Kid in Ancient Greece (Book - 2006 ) j 938 I23 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Reminders of Greek culture are everywhere evident today, from bubblegum to plays (Greeks invented both). But what was ancient Greece like for children? As this book explains, youngsters were well educated, sometimes with private teachers. They studied music, practicing as much as three hours a day! They engaged in mock-battles as a way to learn bravery. And they worshipped their gods in temples, just like adults did. This book covers "house rules," gym class, the Olympic games, the Greek gods, pets, and a host of other topics designed to introduce a legendary society to young minds.

If I Were A Kid in Ancient Rome
If I Were A Kid in Ancient Rome (Book - 2006 ) j 937 I23 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Life for youngsters in ancient Rome was both different and similar to today. There were schools, but only wealthy children attended them. There were pets, but monkeys and magpies were popular as well as dogs and cats. Baths were a must, but most children took them at one of the city's 1,000 public baths. Even the favorite hangout of contemporary youngsters, the mall, originated in Rome. This book explores one of the world's great historic cultures, from its religious life to its distinctive cuisine, as experienced by its younger members.

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome By James, Simon (Book - 2008 ) j 937 J29anr 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A photo essay documenting ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.

Olympia
Olympia Warrior Athletes of Ancient Greece By Kennett, David (Book - 2001 ) j 796.48 K36o 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:In the eighth century B.C. the city-states of Greece were in a constant state of war, until King Iphitus stopped the blood-shed by reviving an ancient tradition-an athletic contest to honor the gods. A truce was declared, so the warring groups could come together in peace to compete at the sacred grove at Olympia. Those games would survive for hundreds of years becoming the inspiration for our modern Olympic Games.

Exploring Ancient Greece With Elaine Landau
Exploring Ancient Greece With Elaine Landau By Landau, Elaine (Book - 2005 ) j 938 L253e 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Travel through time to ancient Greece! You can visit the Parthenon, defend the walls of Athens from attacking Spartans, or compete in the Olympic games. Author Elaine Landau and Max, her loyal dog, will be your guides on this trip to the ancient world.

Exploring Ancient Rome With Elaine Landau
Exploring Ancient Rome With Elaine Landau By Landau, Elaine (Book - 2005 ) j 937.6 L253e 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Time to visit ancient Rome! Watch the gladiators fight in the Colosseum, or go shopping at the Forum for a toga or gold jewelry. Author Elaine Landau and her dog, Max, take you back in time to the center of civilization.

Outrageous Women of Ancient Times
Outrageous Women of Ancient Times By León, Vicki (Book - 1998 ) j 920.02 L579o 1998 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Recounts the stories of bold, notorious, or successful women in such early cultures as ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, and China.

Greek Town
Greek Town By Malam, John (Book - 1999 ) j 938 M236g 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents life in a town in ancient Greece, covering the temple, town square, a family home, an open-air theatre, games, the cemetery, the port, and more.

The Roman Colosseum
The Roman Colosseum By Mann, Elizabeth (Book - 1998 ) j 937.6 M281r 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the building of the Colosseum in ancient Rome, and tells how it was used.

Roman Myths
Roman Myths By McCaughrean, Geraldine (Book - 2001 ) j 292.13 M123r 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Retellings of 15 Roman myths chronicling the exploits and adventures of Venus, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus, Diana, and others.

National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece
National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Greece's Past By McGee, Marni (Book - 2007 ) j 938 M145n 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Archaeology unlocks the secrets of Greece's ancient past. Explore the ruins of Greece and Turkey, on land and under sea. In 1870, amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovers Hissarlik, part of Troy. In 1939, the palace of King Nestor in the Mycenaean city of Messina is unearthed near Pylos. In 1996, artifacts from the city, burned around 1200 B.C., link the site to Homer's Odyssey. In 1983, a Turkish diver locates the world's oldest shipwreck, which yields the world's oldest "book"--a carved wooden writing tablet with an ivory hinge. This title brings readers into close contact with scientists working to uncover the secrets of the Ancient Greeks, whose artifacts appear at digs across Europe, Asia Minor, and northern Africa. Ancient Greece includes an interview with underwater archaeologist Faith Hentschel, a past grantee of the National Geographic Society.

Life in Ancient Rome
Life in Ancient Rome By Mehta-Jones, Shilpa (Book - 2005 ) j 937 M498L 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:From its legendary founding along the Tiber River to its fall in 476 A.D., Roman civilization was impressive, mighty, and enduring. Life in Ancient Rome traces the history of Roman achievement from Republic to Empire in such areas as art, warfare, language, government, law, and engineering. Great figures such as Julius Caesar and Hannibal, great architectural feats such as the Colosseum, as well as Roman mythology and the rise of Christianity are also featured.

Treasury of Greek Mythology
Treasury of Greek Mythology Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters By Napoli, Donna Jo (Book - 2011 ) j 398.20938 N216t 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:An introduction to some of the most prominent beings in the ancient Greek pantheon.

Life of A Roman Gladiator
Life of A Roman Gladiator By Nardo, Don (Book - 2003 ) j 937 N224Lr 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses aspects of the life of Roman gladiators, including recruitment, training, weapons, and tactics, as well as how gladiatorial conflicts reflect the values of their day.

Athena
Athena Grey-eyed Goddess By O'Connor, George (Book - 2010 ) jgn OCONNOR 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:From the moment she emerged, fully grown, from the head of Zeus, Athena was one of the most complex Olympians. This graphic novel retells her many interwoven tales: how she killed Pallas, fought the Gigantes, aided Perseus, and cursed Arachne.

Zeus
Zeus King of the Gods By O'Connor, George (Book - 2010 ) jgn OCONNOR 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Terrified of being killed by one of his children, Kronos devours each of his offspring in turn. Only Zeus, the youngest, is saved. Though raised to enjoy a life of leisure, Zeus must fulfill his destiny and lead a new race of gods--and he must begin by destroying his own father.

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece By Pearson, Anne (Book Plus CD - 2007 ) j 938 P361ar 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the glories of ancient Greece. Superb color photographs of armor, jewelry, temples and much more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the history, daily life, beliefs and achievements of the ancient Greek civilization.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece By Sheehan, Sean (Book - 2002 ) j 938 S541i 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:The art, culture, and mythology of ancient Greece still exert powerful influences on modern civilization. This attractive and authoritative books opens up the fascinating world of the Greeks to young readers.

The Best Book of Ancient Greece
The Best Book of Ancient Greece By Weber, Belinda (Book - 2005 ) j 938 W373b 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book journeys into the realm of Zeus's mythical world as well as the everyday lives of Greece's great thinkers, citizens, and slaves.

Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece
Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece By Woods, Michael (Book - 2009 ) j 938 W896s 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the people, culture, and beliefs associated with the wonders that can be found in Greece.

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