‘Meet the … Ancient Greeks’ offers a wonderfully quirky, original look at the Hellenes, as they called themselves before the Romans came along. Following the two earlier titles -’Meet the Ancient Egyptians’ and ‘Meet the Ancient Romans’- this book is great fun as well as being highly informative.
Packed with information, each spread looks at a different aspect of life for the ancient Greeks. The orange and black colour scheme echoes the black- and red-figure techniques of the Athenian vases, making the book extremely appealing. Although each page is ‘busy’, the edge of each page bears a ‘typical’ Greek pattern and the page title and number are clearly visible, making the book easy to navigate.
Humour in both text and illustrations make this an enjoyable read, but the content is not over simplified and offers plenty of fascinating facts. There is even a spread on Greece today which ends with the suggestion that the reader heads to a local museum to find some treasures ‘ and imagine the life of the clever person who might have made it.’
A brilliant addition to the library, ‘Meet the …Ancient Greeks’ is a must for anyone learning about this fascinating civilisation and its people.
Meet the …Ancient Greeks James Davies
Big Picture Press ISBN: 978-1787412750