100 Facts Ancient Greece


Author: Fiona Macdonald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786170736
Category: Greece
Page: 48
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HISTORY & THE PAST: GENERAL INTEREST (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). Discover everything you need to know about the history of this influential civilization, including how the Greeks lived and how their ideas have inspired modern sports, entertainment and politics. 100 facts, accompanied by photographs and artwork, will challenge children, acting as an incentive as they make their way through the book. Ages 7+

The Ancient Greeks in 100 Facts


Author: Paul Chrystal
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445656434
Category: History
Page: 192
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These 100 gripping facts on Ancient Greece provide an enjoyable and accessible introduction to one of the world’s great civilisations.

Ancient Greece


Author: Fiona MacDonald
Publisher: Miles Kelly Publishing
ISBN: 9781848101272
Category: Greece
Page: 48
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100 Facts Ancient Greece for kids is bursting with exactly 100 fascinating facts, detailed images and fun activities to help children aged 6-10 years learn everything they need to know about the lives of ancient Greeks. Simple projects throughout help reluctant and early readers understand the facts more clearly. Full-page artworks bring the ancient world to life. Comprehensive index enables children to navigate the topics easily. Synopsis - Product details 100 Facts Ancient Greece for kids contains key topics about ancient Greece for children aged 6-10 years in simple, exciting numbered facts. Every page showcases fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. Topics covered in 100 Facts Ancient Greece: Beliefs about the power of the Gods to punish and reward humans. The Battle of Troy and the famous wooden horse. Athens' rivalry with Sparta and the great battles between the armies. 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: When their sons were marching off to war, Spartan women said 'Come back carrying your shield (victorious) or be carried on it (dead!)'. Pythagoras' followers believed in reincarnation. They were vegetarians but they would not eat beans because they might contain reborn human souls! Once a year, Athenian citizens voted to ban unpopular people from their city for ten years. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive: Make Helen of Troy's crown using gold-coloured card, sequins and a string of beads. Quiz question: When was the first Olympic Games held? Make a Greek chiton using cloth, safety pins and a belt.

Ancient Greece


Author: Nancy Dickmann
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1474726909
Category:
Page: 32
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Stepping back in time to Ancient Greece - one of history's greatest civilizations, this book helps us to find out how soothsayers predicted the future, why the Olympics could be deadly and digs up the truth about the Trojan horse as you hunt down the secrets of the dead. It also features Greek's gorgeous goddesses and mighty gods.

Geography Matters in Ancient Greece


Author: Melanie Waldron
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406291218
Category: Greece
Page: 48
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Provides an introduction to ancient Greece and how the Greek empire changed through time, giving fascinating insights into many different aspects of Greek life through its geography.

The History of Medicine in 100 Facts


Author: Caroline Rance
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445650045
Category: History
Page: 192
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Discovering major historical topics through the history behind the facts. The story of the history of medicine told in bite-sized chunks

Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Heldensagen


Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 364692862X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 640
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Gossip aus der Götterwelt Warum braucht Perseus eine Umarmung? Was hat Herkules angestellt? Und wer schlug Medusa den Kopf ab? Noch einmal öffnet Percy Jackson die Büchse der Pandora. Und dieses Mal bringt er die tragischen Ereignisse, ruhmreichen Taten und kühnen Abenteuer der griechischen Helden auf den Tisch. In bester Percy-Manier erzählt er urkomisch und kenntnisreich von Herkules, Orpheus und Co. und lässt dabei keine Frage unbeantwortet. Ein waghalsig-komisches Leseabenteuer! Alle Bände der Percy-Jackson-Serie: Percy Jackson – Diebe im Olymp (Band 1) Percy Jackson – Im Bann des Zyklopen (Band 2) Percy Jackson – Der Fluch des Titanen (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Die Schlacht um das Labyrinth (Band 4) Percy Jackson – Die letzte Göttin (Band 5) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane(Sonderband) Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Göttersagen Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Heldensagen Und dann geht es weiter mit den »Helden des Olymp«!

Volcanoes: 100 Illustrated Fun Facts


Author: Katy Gleit
Publisher: Osmora Incorporated
ISBN: 2765905932
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 25
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This picture book is a great teaching tool for your little one and for you. It is like illustrated encyclopedia of volcanoes for every kid. The pictures are clear and the colors are nice. If you are ready to challenge your mind and prove to everyone that you are the king of volcanoes knowledge, then pick up this book and prepare for the ultimate trivia experience. Test your fact knowledge as you look at some of the most captivating facts about volcanoes. Do you know that? Japan has 10% of the world’s active volcanoes. Iceland is made up almost entirely of volcanic rocks like those found on the ocean floor. It gradually built up above sea level through intense and prolonged eruptions. In August 1986, a cloud mixture of carbon dioxide and water rose from Lake Nyos, a crater lake in Cameroon (western Africa). The heavy gas cloud flowed downhill and gathered in the valleys, asphyxiating 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock living in the villages below. An acid lake in the crater of Kawah-Idjen in Indonesia absorbs gases rising from the volcano, creating a lake so toxic it can burn through human flesh in minutes Magma is Latin for “dregs of ointment,” which derives from the Proto Indo-European mag meaning “kneading.” The term “magma” in its geological sense as molten rock was first used in 1865. The earliest known picture of a volcano is the nearly 8,000-year-old wall painting of an eruption of Hasan Dag volcano in Turkey. The houses of a town, Çatalhöyük, can be seen at the mountain’s base. In Japan, “baths” in warm volcanic sand are believed to cure many illnesses. The largest volcano found in the solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars, though it is now extinct. Venus may have at one time produced more volcanoes than any other planet in our solar system, though they are all now extinct. While no other planet besides Earth shows active volcanoes, Io, one of Jupiter’s moons, shows volcanoes that are erupting. The most lava ever recorded from a single eruption was the 1783 Laki eruption in Iceland. Though there was no single big explosion, this eruption killed one fourth of Iceland’s population by producing poisonous gases and clouds of ash that resulted in widespread crop failure and starvation. As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is. The author Katy Gleit wrote this book for her own two grandchildren Dani and Deia: In " Volcanoes: 100 Illustrated Fun Facts " your children are given a well-selected knowledge along with entertaining information about the volcanoes. In addition, a set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a volcanoes looks like.

The Romans in 100 Facts


Author: Jem Duducu
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445649713
Category: History
Page: 192
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Jem Duducu condenses the colossal story of the Romans into 100 accessible facts in this fun introduction to the Roman Empire.

Kratylos


Author: Platon
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849617866
Category:
Page: 72
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Kratylos ist ein sprachphilosophische Themen behandelnder Dialog Platons, der nach 399 v. Chr. entstanden ist. Er gehört zusammen mit den Dialogen Theaitetos, Sophistes und dem Politikos zur zweiten Tetralogie der platonischen Werke. In ihm setzt sich Platon mit der Frage auseinander, wie die Bedeutung eines sprachlichen Ausdrucks zustande kommt. (aus wikipedia.de)

Dogs: 100 Illustrated Fun Facts


Author: Katy Gleit
Publisher: Osmora Incorporated
ISBN: 2765905347
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 25
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This picture book is a great teaching tool for your little one and for you. It is like illustrated encyclopedia of dogs for every kid. The pictures are clear and the colors are nice. If you are ready to challenge your mind and prove to everyone that you are the king of dogs knowledge, then pick up this book and prepare for the ultimate trivia experience. Test your fact knowledge as you look at some of the most captivating facts about dogs. Do you know that? There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world. Dogs were first domesticated by cavemen. Dogs are all direct descendants of wolves. Humans have kept dogs as pets for over 12,000 years. The largest breed of dog is the Irish Wolfhound. The world’s smallest dog breed is the Chihuahua. Wolves and dogs can mate to produce fertile offspring. Dogs live 15 years on average. The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kublai Khan. One female dog and her female children could produce 5,372 puppies in seven years. Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days. Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic, which may be deadly to dogs. A one year old dog is as mature, physically, as a 15 year old human The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world, France has the 2nd highest. The average city dog lives 3 years longer than a country dog. Dogs can be trained to detect epileptic seizures. Newfoundlands are great swimmers because of their webbed feet. Basset Hounds cannot swim. Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on earth, with speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is. The author Katy Gleit wrote this book for her own two grandchildren Dani and Deia: In "Dogs: 100 Illustrated Fun Facts " your children are given a well-selected knowledge along with entertaining information about these old human's friends. In addition, a set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a dogs looks like.

Der Fall von Gondolin


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608115110
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ – eine der drei Großen Geschichten des Ersten Zeitalters von Mittelerde Zwei der größten Mächte Mittelerdes stehen sich in ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ gegenüber: Auf der einen Seite Morgoth, die Verkörperung des Bösen und auf der anderen Ulmo, der Herr der Meere, Seen und Flüsse unter dem Himmel. Im Zentrum ihres Konflikts steht die verborgene Elben-Stadt Gondolin. Turgon, König von Gondolin, wird von Morgoth mehr als alles andere gehasst. Seit Langem versucht der dunkle Herrscher, Gondolin zu finden und zu zerstören, aber vergeblich. In diese Welt kommt Tuor und wird zum Werkzeug von Ulmos Plan. Von ihm geleitet, macht sich Tuor auf den gefahrvollen Weg nach Gondolin und gelangt in die verborgene Stadt. Dort heiratet er Idril, die Tochter Turgons; ihr Sohn ist Earendil, dem es vorherbestimmst ist, einmal der berühmteste Seefahrer des Ersten Zeitalters zu werden. Durch einen gemeinen Verräter erfährt Morgoth, wie er einen vernichtenden Angriff gegen die Stadt führen kann, mit Balrogs, Drachen und zahllosen Orks. Das Verhängnis nimmt seinen Lauf. Christopher Tolkien verwendet in dieser Ausgabe eine vergleichbare Darstellung der Entwicklung der Geschichte wie bei ›Beren und Lúthien‹. Für J.R.R. Tolkien war ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ »die erste richtige Geschichte aus dieser imaginären Welt«, und wie ›Beren und Lúthien‹ und ›Die Kinder Húrins‹ zählte er sie zu den drei ›Großen Geschichten‹ des Ersten Zeitalters von Mittelerde. ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ wurde von Christopher Tolkien herausgegeben und bildet den Abschluss der drei großen Geschichten, die 2007 mit ›Die Kinder Húrins‹ begonnen und 2017 mit ›Beren und Lúthien‹ fortgesetzt wurde. Dieser neue Band enthält zahlreiche Farbtafeln des berühmten Tolkien-Künstlers Alan Lee. Weltweiter Erscheinungstermin von ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹: 30. August 2018

Citizen and Self in Ancient Greece

Individuals Performing Justice and the Law
Author: Vincent Farenga
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139456784
Category: History
Page: N.A
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This 2006 study examines how the ancient Greeks decided questions of justice as a key to understanding the intersection of our moral and political lives. Combining contemporary political philosophy with historical, literary and philosophical texts, it examines a series of remarkable individuals who performed 'scripts' of justice in early Iron Age, archaic and classical Greece. From the earlier periods, these include Homer's Achilles and Odysseus as heroic individuals who are also prototypical citizens, and Solon the lawgiver, writing the scripts of statute law and the jury trial. In democratic Athens, the focus turns to dialogues between a citizen's moral autonomy and political obligation in Aeschyleon tragedy, Pericles' citizenship paradigm, Antiphon's sophistic thought and forensic oratory, the political leadership of Alcibiades and Socrates' moral individualism.

Explore Greek Myths!

With 25 Great Projects
Author: Anita Yasuda
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 1619304473
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Architecture, democracy, the Olympics—the modern world owes a lot to the ancient Greeks! In Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers embark on a fascinating journey to explore the myths that infused ancient Greek culture, civilization, and innovation. Readers will learn how these myths, popular more than 3,000 years ago, have provided fundamental support to today's art, architecture, mathematics, science, philosophy, literature, and government. Readers will read about the adventures of many Greek gods, such as Zeus, who could throw lightning bolts and Athena, who personally protected the city of Athens. Readers will also meet great heroes, including the mighty Heracles, Perseus, who freed a princess chained to a rock, and Odysseus, who battled with a one-eyed giant called a Cyclopes. These characters and creatures serve to both entertain and offer lessons in morality, while also explaining the natural phenomenon that the ancient Greeks had no scientific explanation for. The lively text, surprising fun facts, jokes, and colorful illustrations encourage children to explore Greek mythology and make connections to our modern culture and language. Hands-on activities include making a topographical map of ancient Greece and designing Greek columns, while links to online primary sources encourage readers to explore the topic independently.

Mythological Monsters of Ancient Greece


Author: Sara Fanelli
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763619077
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 29
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An introduction to the stories of fourteen monsters from Greek mythology includes arresting collages and sparse text on Centaur, Siren, Minotaur, Medusa, Hydra, Cyclops, and others.