Every four years, the world celebrates one of the most exciting contributions of the Ancient Greeks: the Olympic Games. That, of course, is not all this great civilization left behind. From theater to democracy, discover how the Greeks' ancient inventions and philosophies evolved into objects and ideas we know and treasure today.
About the Author
Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Good Thinking: The First Scientists and Philosophers 5
Chapter 2 We Rule! People's Right to Govern Themselves 14
Chapter 3 Shaping Up! Great architecture For the Ages 23
Chapter 4 Good Sports: Origins of the Olympic Games 32
Chapter 5 Upstaged: Birth of the Dramatic Arts 41
Chapter 6 It's Legendary: Greek Mythology's Timeless Tales 50
Additional Resources 60
Select bibliography 62