Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 234 pages
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Ancient Greece comes alive in this recreation of the daily lives of ordinary people--men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. Taking account of the most up-to-date discoveries, the author provides a wealth of information on such varied facets of Greek life as food and drink, dress, housing, literacy, juvenile delinquency, the plight of the elderly, the treatment of slaves, and much more.

Readers can gain an in-depth understanding of what it was like to live in one of the greatest eras of human history. Garland provides answers to such questions as: What were the Ancient Greeks' attitudes toward foreigners? What was their life expectancy? How were women treated? Passages from ancient authors enhance the text of this indispensable reference work.

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

This was very interesting and informative, even though more illustrations would have been nice. I used it to teach a high school Ancient Cultures class, and I think that they found it accessible. Read full review

Review: Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series)

User Review  - Jenine - Goodreads

Plenty of good information. I found the writing a bit uneven and watch out here come some cliches! Read full review

Contents

Historical Outline
1
Space and Time
21
Language Alphabet and Literacy
35
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

ROBERT GARLAND is the Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of Classics at Colgate University.

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