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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Sean Sheehan

J. Paul Getty Museum
160 pages, 8 3/4 x 11 inches
250 color and 50 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89236-667-5
hardcover, $19.95  Order

"A browsing pleasure as well as an educational tool to treasure."
Midwest Book Review

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The art, culture, and mythology of ancient Greece still exert powerful influences on modern civilization. This attractive and authoritative book opens up the fascinating world of the Greeks to young readers.

A section of thematic "trails" begins the book, for children with an interest in a particular topic who may not be sure where to start in the A to Z entries. Each "trail" identifies the core entries for topics such as gods and goddesses, everyday life, or the Trojan War. Color-keyed icons beside the entries help readers follow the "trail," while related topics are suggested to encourage browsing and wider reading. Thus the young reader gains confidence in using a reference book in an enjoyable way.

Approximately two hundred fifty alphabetical entries—each illustrated in full color—survey the history, art, myths, culture, and everyday life of the ancient Greeks.

Sean Sheehan, who specializes in writing educational books for young readers, studied Greek language and literature and was a teacher in London and Southeast Asia.

For ages nine and up.

For sale in North America only.

Price: $19.95  Order

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