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