Ancient Greece (DK Eyewitness Books) by Anne Pearson

By Anne Pearson

Full-color images. This examine the tradition that the majority motivated Western society tells how the Greeks made battle and worshiped their gods, and examines their legacy of technological know-how, medication, philosophy and paintings. "While there are different titles that percentage the focal point, age point, and basic assurance of this quantity, it is not easy to overcome the recognition of the structure and the wonderful thing about the illustrations discovered right here. This publication is a necessary buy, even for collections that already comprise different titles at the topic."--School Library Journal.  

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The man at the back holds a pair of jumping weights like the ones shown below. The discus thrower This famous marble statue of a discus thrower is a copy of a Greek bronze original, perhaps made by the renowned sculptor, Myron. Longer jumps Torchlight An Olympic runner carrying the Olympic flame at the Seoul Olympics of 1988. In the Athenian games, relay races with torches took place after dark, the winning team lighting a fire on altars to Zeus or Athena. Athletes taking part in the long jump, used stone or lead jumping weights.

They seem to have been symbols of life after death. 51 Crafts, travel, and trade Stone carvers, metal workers, jewellers, shoemakers, and many other craftsmen flourished in the cities of Greece. Their workshops were usually in the centre of town around the agora, or market place. People would come to buy their products, and farmers from the countryside would sell their vegetables, fruit, and cheese. There were also weights-and-measures officials, money-changers, acrobats, dancers, and slaves standing on platforms waiting for a buyer.

A modern fisherman transport for shorter journeys. If a Greek on the island of Mykonos is wanted to travel a long distance he would mending his nets. usually go by boat around the coast, thereby avoiding the mountains which cover much of the country. There was a great deal of trade between the city-states and the Greek colonies, as well as with other Mediterranean Temple treasure countries. Oil, wine, pottery, This clay jug with coins was found in the and metal work were the foundations of the temple main exports.

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