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By Anne Pearson

Full-color photographs. This examine the tradition that almost all motivated Western society tells how the Greeks made struggle and worshiped their gods, and examines their legacy of technological know-how, medication, philosophy and paintings. "While there are different titles that proportion the focal point, age point, and normal assurance of this quantity, it truly is demanding to overcome the recognition of the format and the great thing about the illustrations discovered right here. This publication is a valuable buy, even for collections that already contain different titles at the topic."--School Library Journal.  

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Battle of salamis Speedy beasts Greek chariots were often decorated with animals associated with speed. These bronze horses were once fixed on to a fast chariot. Naked bravery In this painted scene from a vase, a warrior is holding a metal cuirass, (body armour). He also has a long spear and a shield. Nakedness is a symbol of heroic bravery in Greek art. The famous sea battle of Salamis was a turning point in the Persian Wars (pp. 18–19). c. and was a triumphant victory for the Greeks over the Persian fleet.

Many Greek towns were near the sea and fishermen went out in boats to catch mullet, tuna, mackerel, and sturgeon. This mackerel is on a bed of bay leaves. The Greeks liked to flavour their food with fresh herbs. Figs in a modern dish Squid Mackerel in bay leaves in a modern platter Sweeteners Fruits of the sea Octopus and squid are abundant in the seas around Greece and fish was a staple part of everyone’s diet. Seafood still plays a large part in Greek cuisine today. The combination of summer drought, winter rains, and long spells of winter sunshine, is ideal for long-germinating plants such as the fig.

The stadium could hold 7,000 spectators. The olympic spirit The spirit of the Olympic Games has greatly inspired artists. This 19th-century German duotone depicts naked athletes exercising against a background of classical columns. c. The inscription on it says that it was thrown by an athlete called Exoidas who won a contest with it, then dedicated the discus to Castor and Pollux, the twin sons of Zeus. Pollux was a champion discus thrower. This scene shows athletes taking part in the pentathlon, an event which included discus and javelin throwing, jumping, wrestling, and running.

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