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Cultural Atlas for Young People: Ancient Greece
Beginning with a timeline that stretches from 1500 BC and the Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations through the empire of Alexander the Great ending in 240 BC, this book, like the others in the Cultural Atlas for Young People series, is lavishly illustrated with National Geographic- quality photos and full-page maps. Part One covers a history of Greece, including the Minoans and Mycenaeans, Homerís Greece, the siege of Troy, aristocrats and poets, colonization, Magna Graecia and the Tyrants, Sparta, Athens and democracy, war against the Persian empire, Greek warships and soldiers, the Peloponnesian Wars, the siege of Plataia, Greek coins, trade, seafaring, and slaves, the Spartan empire and the ten thousand, King Philip and the rise of Macedon, the royal tombs at Macedon, Alexanderís campaigns, and the successor kingdoms. Part Two covers the culture and society of the different regions of Greece, and Knossos and Mycenae. An excellent resource.
Use this book during the entire Ancient Greece study as a supplement for the helpful full-page maps, beautiful photographs of artifacts, historical sites, and art and architecture, and when the topics covered are mentioned in The Story of the Greeks or any of the other books used (for example, use the illustrated two-page spread on the siege of Plataea when reading the brief account the battle with the Persians in Chapter LIII: The Battles of Salamis and Plataea).