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  • Item #: 008965
    ISBN: 9780794517458
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    One of the Usborne Illustrated World History series. Filled with typically-Usborne absorbing graphics and illuminating text. Very readable, detailed depiction of Greek life from the beginnings of Grecian society to Alexander the Great. Internet-links allow you to further explore some of the aspects of Ancient Greek culture.

  • Item #: 005315
    ISBN: 9780763641979
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  • Item #: 010607
    ISBN: 9780393310771
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    This classic description of the contributions of the ancient Greeks to Western civilization was written by Edith Hamilton in the 1930s. With excitement and an obvious love for the culture, the author tells the story of how the Greeks in Athens developed a new way of life in the Western world around the 5th century BC. Stressing the importance of freedom and reason, Hamilton covers Greek philosophy, art, writing, politics, religion, lifestyle, and more. She also compares these aspects of culture to other people groups at the time to show how the Greeks were and are different. Various people like Plato, Socrates, Aeschylus, and Pindar are highlighted, and parallels are drawn between figures such as Aeschylus and Shakespeare and Aristophanes and William S. Gilbert. While describing the historical high of Greek culture and influence, the author shows how the world is still affected by this culture, their philosophy, and their way of life. Filled with examples, the book shows how and why the ancient Greeks still influence our world. 212 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 011255
    ISBN: 9780618154265
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    This collection of Greek Myths is split up into seven units - stories of the gods, loves of the gods, early history of mankind, mens rivalry with the gods, love stories of the heroes, adventure stories, and great heroes. There are over 25 myths in all, from the Trickery of Hermes to Cupid and Psyche to the great hero Heracles. Line drawings illustrate the myths. 256 pgs.

  • Item #: 051954
    ISBN: 9780763653842
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    I love it when kids are reading and learning, but think they are just having fun! That is what will happen when you let them read this colorful book full of silly faces and not-too-scary monsters. This is a comic book format of several ancient Greek tales: Pandoras Box, Arion & the Dolphins, Orpheus & Eurydice, the Twelve Tasks of Heracles (aka Hercules in ancient Roman lore), Daedalus & Icarus, Theseus & the Minotaur, and Arachne vs. Athena. The language is modern and age appropriate; the adventures are classic. Tie this book to a unit study of ancient cultures or languages. I think your kids will enjoy this book enough to take it to read at bedtime on their own. The artwork is really well-done. 35 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 021219
    ISBN: 9781454908173
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    What a beautiful book! Large format (9x12) with a hard blue fabric cover and a lovely vintage image of Pegasus and Bellerophon opens up to artfully bordered ivory pages and more color illustrations. There is at least one illustration per story and they have an art-nouveau, old-fashioned charm to them. Milo Winter is the main artist. The large font is reader-friendly for children and the language used is very understandable for about a 3rd or 4th grade level reader in my opinion, though they may struggle with pronouncing the names! Myths included: Pandora & the Box of Troubles, Perseus & Medusa, King Midas & the Golden Touch, Bellerophon & Pegasus, Hyacinthus & Apollo, Theseus & the Minotaur, Philemon & Baucis, Pygmalion & Galatea, Echo & Narcissus, Labors of Hercules, Endymions Sleep, Orpheus & Eurydice, Ceres & Proserpine, Cupid & Psyche, Juno & Halcyone, Atalanta & the Footrace and Jason & the Golden Fleece. Add this book to a unit study of ancient Greece or ancient history. Give it as a gift or add it to your home library. They would make great bedtime stories! Hc, 144pp. ~Sara

  • Item #: 024892
    ISBN: 9781600510762
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  • Item #: 050531
    ISBN: 9781615380299
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  • Item #: 053772
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  • Item #: 008107
    ISBN: 9780743904353
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  • Item #: 056826
    ISBN: 9781615383702
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  • Item #: 050532
    ISBN: 9781615381555
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  • Item #: 050970
    ISBN: 9781615381685
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  • Item #: 044862
    ISBN: 9781599150116
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  • Item #: 002770
    ISBN: 9780794531768
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  • Item #: 033308
    ISBN: 9780974361697
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  • Item #: 037708
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    These handy 1 3/4 x 6 bookmarks make great quick references. The sturdy cardstock bookmarks feature the upper and lowercase Greek letters, their names, short and long vowels and their pronunciations, and diphthongs. elise

  • Item #: 007911
    ISBN: 9781882513277
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    King Midas and the Golden Touch, Adventures of Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Arachne.

  • Item #: 011249
    ISBN: 9780794534660
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    Share the Greek Myths with your children. This hardcover book contains over 15 stories, including the Adventures of Odysseus, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Many Tasks of Heracles, and Theseus and the Minotaur. The pages are all colored, with bright borders, and many of the pages are further illustrated with pictures from the myth. All in all, this beautiful book will draw young children - and older kids - into the Greek Myths. 128 pages. - Melissa
  • Item #: 011250
    ISBN: 9780794533663
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    Exactly the same as the above in content, but less than half the size at 5 5/8" x 7".

  • Item #: 054524
    ISBN: 9781599152615
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    Thirty-five of the most well-known Greek myths have been collected and retold in this volume: stories of Prometheus, Jason and the Golden Fleece, King Midas, Hercules, Ganymede, and many more. It begins with an introduction to the Aryan peoples and their lively imaginations and tales, and to the Greek gods and goddesses. Every once in a while, a photo is included of a statue or a painting depicting the stories, and a pronunciation guide/glossary is included at the very end. Perfect for a general taste of Greek mythology for middle-grade students, the style and depth-level of this collection is highly readable. 229 pgs., pb. Chad

  • Item #: 024877
    ISBN: 9781600510359
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    Greek often seems more intimidating than Latin because of its unique alphabet. Most of us only come across those funny little symbols in higher-level math and science! This ingenious book, however, equates learning the Greek alphabet to learning a top-secret code needed to solve a robbery case. A priceless ancient Greek urn has been stolen, and its up to the reader to learn the Greek alphabet to decode clues from the eyewitnesses. There are eight units in the book, which are estimated to take eight weeks to complete if you study Greek 3-4 times per week. Of course, you could complete the book in less time or spend more time on it, depending on the ages and abilities of the students participating. Unit 1 introduces the Greek alphabet and a pronunciation guide. Units 2-5 each introduce six new letters in the Greek alphabet while reviewing previously learned ones. Units 6 and 7 cover consonant blends, vowels and diphthongs and Unit 8 is comprehensive review. The Greek letters are reinforced through a variety of exercises, including matching, solving simple cyphers that equate to English words, handwriting practice with the Greek letters, writing Greek words and saying them aloud, and word puzzles. The author also recommends beginning each session by singing the Greek Alphabet Song together, which can be downloaded from the publishers website. Although the pages seem to be intended as consumables, they are glossy, full-color and not reproducible. Because of this, you will either need a book for each student, or have them write on a separate sheet of paper. Reference charts, extra writing practice sheets, code-making worksheets and a Greek Alphabet Code Cracker Cypher Wheel to assemble are found at the back of the book, with answers to all activities. Additional goodies designed to accompany the book are provided at www.classicalacademicpress.com/greekcode along with the alphabet song mentioned above. Whether you are looking to begin Greek for Children, or are just testing the waters to see if you are interested, you cant beat this introduction for the excitement of catching the thieves! 96 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 024062
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    Greece is fighting for her independence. Herbert Beveridge and his son Horace gain possession of a boat and set sail to join up with the Greek rebellion. Seeing firsthand the Greeks and Turks killing each other is a shock they did not expect. Through the horror of seeing the slaughter, they use their boat to help victims of both sides. It is still just as dangerous as ever, as Horaces capture and escape show. They eventually leave, no longer seeing the romance of the rebellion.
  • Item #: 026169
    ISBN: 9780802312754
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    This classic text introduces students to all aspects of ancient Greek society. Each chapter covers a different topic, including the People and Land (geography), Homer, City-States, Sparta, Wars with Persia, Religion, Games, Education, Alexander, and more. Plenty of captioned black and white photos, maps, diagrams, and illustrations appear throughout the text. For example, there is an illustrated page explaining the names and functions of twenty-two different types of pottery that Greeks used in their everyday lives; a floor plan of a typical Greek house; and photographs of ancient coins. The text is engaging and readable, with excerpts from classic Greek literature and an anecdotal, storytelling quality that makes you feel like you are witnessing the events unfold. An index in the back of the book contains information on the Greek alphabet and language, a list of discussion questions for each chapter, a timeline/date chart, and a list of sources for further reading. Index included. By H.D. Amos & A.G.P. Lang. 224 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 017075
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    From the first inhabitants of Greece through its incorporation as a province of the Roman Empire in 196 BC, this book covers the history of Ancient Greece and the stories of its famous leaders and philosophers. In 115 lessons, we learn of the Trojan War, the Rise of Sparta, the Democracy of Athens, the Grecian-Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War, the Conquest of Alexander the Great, and much more. We meet many ancient Greek characters including Achilles, Lycurgus, Draco, Solon, Leonidas, Pericles, Socrates, Dionysius, Demosthenes, and more. 195 pgs, pb. 4th edition, 2009 copyright.

  • Item #: 049460
    ISBN: 9781593637170
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    Heeding the words of Thomas Bulfinch, Teach mythology not as a study but as a relaxation from study, the author successfully brings the learning of classical mythology to a new level by relating ancient stories to culture, history, art and literature of today. Beginning with a why classical mythology matters and a concise teachers guide, there are nine chapters which provide a sampling of Greco-Roman myths. Each chapter has a similar layout: the Readers Theater which is a brief play designed to run 25-40 minutes, follow up sections with reference reading,, discussion questions and analytical activities, writing activity, fun facts, and art/painting or movie recommendations. Chapter titles include: Nature of Gods, Power of Music, Heart and Soul, Self Love (vanity), Wisdom vs. Intelligence, Greed, Mind over Matter, and Fathers and Sons. A gallery of gods and pronunciation guide provide helpful resources for teachers/parents unfamiliar with Greek mythology. Designed for a classroom, this would work well in a co-op setting as well. Black and white illustrations, pb, 199 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 036866
    ISBN: 9780439517881
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    This book includes around 50 simple activities that will help students build some background knowledge of Ancient Greece, explore the genre of myths, and learn important vocabulary. Activities can be completed sequentially or individually to supplement a study of Ancient Greece. The activities are broken up into five units: Getting Started with Myths has activities that show students where myths came from and explains the culture of ancient times, Mighty Mount Olympus has activities that teach about the ancient gods, Heroic Heracles offers projects that teach about the legendary hero, Who Started the Trojan War has assignments that teach about the war, and Making Connections gives activities that show how Ancient Greek aspects are present in our world today and how people are still affected by this ancient civilization. Each unit opens with a brief introduction that shares a bit about the ancient culture, and teaching tips are included throughout. A list of materials for each activity is given (often it is just the supplied reproducible worksheet and a pencil), along with step-by-step directions. Sometimes the activity is as simple as reading some text, filling out a worksheet, and discussing answers. All of the activities are fairly easy to complete and require no real outside materials except scissors, glue, and writing utensils. Activities besides simple worksheets include a mock interview with a god or goddess, having students write a myth of their own, creating and playing Its Fate (a simple board game that shows beliefs about the afterlife), a few mapping and charting worksheets, vocabulary worksheets, and more. The activities are designed for classroom use but could easily be used in a homeschool setting. Access to the Internet, a dictionary, and a map of ancient Greece are helpful (and sometimes necessary) to gather information to complete the activities. This is a great resource that will get students thinking beyond the mythology. A light supplement for any ancient Greece study. Black and white reproducible, 80 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

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