Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago

by Julia Darrow Cowles

Description:  Vivid portrayal of the civic and home life of children in Athens during the reign of Pericles, when the art and architecture of ancient Greece were at their height. Through the eyes of Duris, son of the architect Phorion, and Hiero, son of the sculptor Hermippos, we experience the Greek culture of the times as we accompany them on their journey from home to market-place, wonder at the Acropolis, visit schools and studios, observe festivals, and participate in the Olympic games.

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Ages:  8-10
Length:  91 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2008
ISBN:  978-1-59915-283-7
Genres:  Greek History, Historical Fiction

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Table of Contents

1. The Guest-Friend
2. In the Market-Place
3. The Acropolis
4. Preparing for the Festival
5. At School
6. The Wrestling School
7. The Festival
8. The Great Procession

9. Hiero's Uncle Is Ill
10. Festival of the Bear
11. The New Slave
12. Preparing To Be Soldiers
13. A Story in the Studio
14. Duris Leaves Athens
15. The Beginning of War
16. Hiero the Victor

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