Meet the Ancient Greeks

Meet the ...Ancient Greeks

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‘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.

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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.

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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.’

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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