Ancient Greeks by Robert Fowke
  

Synopsis

Ancient Greeks by Robert Fowke

Did you know that Greek athletes used to win olive oil as prizes? From heroes to philosophers, the Ancient Greeks have had a gigantic influence on life as we know it! Any old history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will dish the real dirt on those Ancient Greek culture vultures. They may have lived more than two thousand years ago but this ancient civilisation's legacy goes on in our politics, the Olympic Games, in our alphabet, architecture, science and philosophy. Find out everything you need to know about, plus the answer to some unexpected questions...? Why did Alexander the Great think beards were dangerous in battle? Which Greek writer died when an eagle dropped a tortoise on his head?

About the Author

Bob has written/co-written fifteen of the eighteen 'What They Don't Tell You About' series and always produces interesting text and lively, humorous illustrations. He is the author of 'Who's Who in British History' and 'Who's Who in Science and Technology', as well as the four 'Who? What? When?' books; 'Tudors', 'Victorians', 'World War I' and 'World War II'.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Robert Fowke
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Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

12th December 2013

ISBN

9780750280501


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