Why Should I Care About the Ancient Greeks?

Why Should I Care About the Ancient Greeks?

by Don Nardo

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Every four years, the world celebrates one of the most exciting contributions of the Ancient Greeks: the Olympic Games. That, of course, is not all this great civilization left behind. From theater to democracy, discover how the Greeks' ancient inventions and philosophies evolved into objects and ideas we know and treasure today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756564223
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2020
Series: Why Should I Care About History?
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,210,458
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 12 Years

About the Author

Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Good Thinking: The First Scientists and Philosophers 5

Chapter 2 We Rule! People's Right to Govern Themselves 14

Chapter 3 Shaping Up! Great architecture For the Ages 23

Chapter 4 Good Sports: Origins of the Olympic Games 32

Chapter 5 Upstaged: Birth of the Dramatic Arts 41

Chapter 6 It's Legendary: Greek Mythology's Timeless Tales 50

Glossary 60

Additional Resources 60

Select bibliography 62

Index 64

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