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How to Be an Ancient Greek Athlete - Softcover
How to Be an Ancient Greek Athlete - Softcover
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Athletes Needed—apply at your local gymnasium. Do you have what it takes to represent Athens at the great games at Olympia? Find out in this fun book that tells you how young people in ancient Greece trained to be athletes.


$5.95
How to Be an Ancient Greek Athlete - Hardcover
How to Be an Ancient Greek Athlete - Hardcover
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Athletes needed—apply at your local gymnasium. Do you have what it takes to represent Athens at the great games at Olympia? The ancient Greeks believed in training the mind and body together, so once you start your training you'll study grammar, music, citizenship, and philosophy. At the same time, you'll be expected to develop all of your athletic skills: boxing, running, wrestling, the long jump, and the pentathlon. Once every four years the great games at Olympia take place. If you're good enough, you'll join athletes from all over the Greek world for a month of special training. Athletes must work hard—there is no second or third place.


$14.95
Greece, 4th Edition
Greece, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Explore the best sites in Greece—from the Acropolis and ancient Delphi to Athens' newest neighborhoods and Santorini sunsets—with this gorgeous guide, replete with updated information and travel tips, cut-away illustrations of some of the country's famous structures, an array of detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by cities and areas (including Athens, the Peloponnese, Macedonia and the North, and both the popular and lesser-known islands), it also features a fascinating introduction to Greek history and culture. Special in-depth sidebars discuss Greek drama, the Olympic Games, and the Battle of Crete. Learn where to take a Greek language course, learn to cook Greek food on Crete, volunteer with the Hellenic Ornithological Society, meet winemakers, participate in a marble sculpture workshop on Tinos, make a tapestry weaving, collect mushrooms in the Pindos Mountains, and much more. Guided tours include a walk in Rhodes' Old Town, a boat trip around Mount Athos, and a drive in northern Evvoia. An extensive travel planner details practicalities, including where to find the best tavernas and the finest gold jewelry.


$27.95
4th Edition, Greece Guidebook
4th Edition, Greece Guidebook
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Explore the best sites in Greece—from the Acropolis and ancient Delphi to Athens' newest neighborhoods and Santorini sunsets—with this gorgeous guide, replete with updated information and travel tips, cut-away illustrations of some of the country's famous structures, an array of detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by cities and areas (including Athens, the Peloponnese, Macedonia and the North, and both the popular and lesser-known islands), it also features a fascinating introduction to Greek history and culture. Special in-depth sidebars discuss Greek drama, the Olympic Games, and the Battle of Crete. Learn where to take a Greek language course, learn to cook Greek food on Crete, volunteer with the Hellenic Ornithological Society, meet winemakers, participate in a marble sculpture workshop on Tinos, make a tapestry weaving, collect mushrooms in the Pindos Mountains, and much more. Guided tours include a walk in Rhodes' Old Town, a boat trip around Mount Athos, and a drive in northern Evvoia. An extensive travel planner details practicalities, including where to find the best tavernas and the finest gold jewelry.


$27.95
Treasury of Greek Mythology
Treasury of Greek Mythology
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The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations.


$24.95
Eyewitness to History
Eyewitness to History
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

History comes alive in this engaging and lavishly illustrated chronicle, which spans world events and people from ancient times to the 21st century. The voices of the great and humble speak to us through songs, documents, edicts, poetry, letters, menus, and even graffiti, revealing each era's conflicts, daily life, arts, science, religion, and enduring influence. Interactive design focuses on the tangible artifacts of history, and magnificent illustrations—including period art, archival photographs, and expertly rendered scenes of long-ago events—bring vivid immediacy and appeal to every colorful spread.


$35.00
National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition
National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

From the first civilizations to the 21st century this wide-ranging, compulsively readable book encompasses all of world history: great ages and monumental events; the rise and fall of cultures; names, dates, and statistics, and stories galore. Designed as an authoritative reference that's also irresistible to browse, it's a brilliant blend of narrative, analysis, detailed facts, and visual variety including sidebars, time lines, and more than 200 maps and illustrations.


$24.95