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Living in Ancient Greece
  • Authored by: Norman Bancroft Hunt
  • From the Series: Living in the Ancient World
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816063397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6339-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 938
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 96


Living in Ancient Greece covers the period from 2600 BCE to 146 BCE, focusing on the classical era of Pericles. It examines the day-to-day lives of ancient Greeks, from the aristoi and soldiers to the Metics and slaves. Methods of farming, fishing, and cooking are explained, as well as the structure of the Greek family and society. Particular attention is paid to the myths, religious rites, politics, sciences, and arts that distinguish Greek society.

With timelines, maps, detailed photography, and full-color illustrations, Living in Ancient Greece is an engaging reference for young adults that brings the ancient world to life.

Chapters include:

  • Land of Gods and Heroes
  • Living off Land and Sea
  • The Greeks at Home and Work
  • Peace and War
  • Culture and Science.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Maps. Glossary. Cross-references. Timeline. Index.

About the Author(s)

Norman Bancroft Hunt worked as a designer/illustrator and author in England, Germany, and the United States, where he specialized in the study of Native American cultures. Among his many publications are the award-winning People of the Totem and Warriors, as well as the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Native America. A doctor of historical and theoretical studies and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Bancroft Hunt lectured on visual theory and was also a consultant for major international publishers and European museums.

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