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Books on Greek Myths in the BVHM Library

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Treasury of Greek Mythology - Christina Balit (Illustrator); Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 1426308442
Publication Date: 2011-10-11
Presents illustrated retellings of classic Greek myths, sharing the stories of Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa, with sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster that link the tales to constellations, history, geography, and culture, and including profiles, a family tree, and other resources.

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D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths - Ingri D'Aulaire; Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
ISBN: 0440406943
Publication Date: 1992-03-01
Illustrated retellings of the myths about the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece.

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Greek Myths - Jacqueline Morley (Retold by); Giovanni Caselli
ISBN: 0872265609
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
An illustrated collection of twenty Greek myths including Prometheus and Pandora, Theseus and the Minotaur, Meleager and the blazing logs, and The story of Phaeton.

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Favorite Greek Myths - Mary Pope Osborne; Troy Howell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0590413384
Publication Date: 1989-05-01
Here are twelve Greek myths, retold in an accessible style and magnificently illustrated with classic elegance. Full color.

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Greek Myths and Legends - Cheryl Evans; Anne Millard
ISBN: 0860209466
Publication Date: 1985-01-01
Identifies the gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters of Greek mythology, recounts the most famous stories, and briefly describes Greek history and culture.

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The Macmillan Book of Greek Gods and Heroes - Alice Low; Arvis Stewart (Illustrator); Barry R. Katz (Foreword by)
ISBN: 0027613909
Publication Date: 1985-09-01
The gods and heroes of ancient Greece shake heaven and earth in a collection of over thirty stories that breath new life into the myths of Olympus. Here is the triumphant tale of the Trojan Horse, the tragedy of Oedipus, the downfall of Medusa and more. Witness the grand drama of some of the best known heroes of all time in a fresh rendition of these timeless tales.

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Greek Gods and Goddesses - Geraldine McCaughrean; Emma Chichester Clark (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689820844
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
Here are fifteen wonderful stories about the Greek gods and goddesses -- Zeus, the most powerful; his wife Hera; and their large, extended family.

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The Mighty 12 - Charles R. Smith; P. Craig Russell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316073660
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
Combines poems with comic-style illustrations to introduce mythical gods, goddesses, and creatures of ancient Greece, including Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite, Athena, and Dionysus.

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Theseus - Jeff Limke; John McCrea (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0822585170
Publication Date: 2008-01-08
A graphic novel retelling of the myth of Theseus, the Greek hero who discovers that he is really the son of King Aegeus, and faces the Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull beast, in its labyrinth as part of his quest to regain his birthright.

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Aphrodite's Blessings - Clemence McLaren
ISBN: 0689843771
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Atalanta, Andromeda, and Psyche, three female characters in Greek mythology, tell the stories of their marriages. Includes information on love and marriage in ancient Greece.

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Pandora - Robert Burleigh; Raúl Colón (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152021787
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
Pandora has been warned about the forbidden jar. Although she is surrounded with gifts, Pandora is drawn to one room--the one that holds that jar. Is Pandora's curiosity a curse?

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Hercules - Robert Burleigh; Raúl Colón (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152016678
Publication Date: 1999-08-02
Retells the story of the final, and most difficult, labor of Hercules, known as Heracles in Greek mythology, in which he must go to Underworld and bring back the three-headed dog, Cerberus.

Greece in the Ancient World

Videos: The Way Geography Affected the Lives of the Ancient Greeks

  • Ancient Greek Geography
  • Geography and Early Greece
    Social Studies teacher, Mr. Corwin, describes the geography of Greece and how it influenced the cultures that lived there. He also discusses the Minoans and Mycenaeans and recounts the story of the Minotaur. (Please note: the word "Language" is misspelled on the video. Unfortunately, I could not edit the video to correct this misspelling.)
  • Greece's Geographic Challenge
    Discusses the difficulty Greece faces in defending its core territory and in accumulating capital due to its geography.

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Books on Ancient Greece in the BVHM Library

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Ancient Greece - Anne Pearson; Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN: 0789465868
Publication Date: 2000-07-05
This book looks at the culture that most influenced Western society and tells how the Greeks made war and worshiped their gods, and examines their legacy of science, medicine, philosophy and art.

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Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece - Nancy Day; Nancy Sakaduski
ISBN: 0822530767
Publication Date: 2000-01-08
Take a trip back through time to meet the people and experience life in ancient Greece. This book takes a travel guide approach to exploring the civilization of ancient Greece, focusing primarily on the fifth century B.C., when the ancient Greek civilization reached its height. Explore the cities of Athens and Sparta to discover the foods that Greeks ate, the games they played, how they acted, and what they wore. You'll also learn about the religious beliefs and political systems that, centuries later, influenced modern-day republics.

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Food and Feasts in Ancient Greece - Imogen Dawson
ISBN: 0027263290
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
A social history of the ancient Greeks explaining what foods were eaten and how they were prepared. Includes information about events that brought about special feasts and celebrations.

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Be a Slave in Ancient Greece! - Fiona MacDonald; David Antram (Illustrator); David Salariya (Created by); Fiona Macdonald
ISBN: 0531162036
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Seized by slave traders, separated from your native tribe, your family and friends, you are put up for sale in the slave market. Your life will be spent fetching and carrying, and pampering the egos of your masters. The household chores are back-breaking. You have no rights: you can't vote or take holiday or rest if you are ill. You really wouldn't want to be a slave in ancient Greece!

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Women in Ancient Greece - Fiona MacDonald
ISBN: 0872265684
Publication Date: 1999-01-15
Women have played critical roles in business, politics, and the family throughout history. However, it is only recently that these roles have been studied and valued by society as a whole. This book explores women's contributions to and lifestyles in Ancient Greece, broadening readers' perspectives and enhancing their appreciation of this essential "other half" of history.

Clothes and Crafts in Ancient Greece - Philip Steele
ISBN: 0836827341
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Surveys the clothing and crafts of the ancient Greeks and includes suggested activities for making similar items with modern materials.

Technology in the Time of Ancient Greece - Judith Crosher
ISBN: 0817248773
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
Describes many of the innovative discoveries that the ancient Greeks incorporated into their daily lives, including the tools and technology they used to produce their clothes, food, pottery, statues, and temples.

Leaders of Ancient Greece - Don Nardo
ISBN: 1560065435
Publication Date: 1999-03-01
Discusses the contributions of eight influential leaders of ancient Greece, including Solon, Themistocles, Pericles, Alcibiades, Epaminondas, Philip, Alexander, and Pyrrhus.

Ancient Greek War and Weapons - Haydn Middleton
ISBN: 1588106357
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Presents an overview of war in ancient Greece, including noteworthy wars, weaponry, types of fighting, and the importance of warfare in ancient Greek society.

Ancient Greek Art - Susie Hodge
ISBN: 1575725517
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
Examines the art of ancient Greece, including mosaics, pottery, sculpture, architecture, and paintings.

Slavery in Ancient Greece and Rome - Jacqueline Dembar Greene; Franklin Watts, Inc. Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 0531165396
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Traces the course of slavery in ancient Greece and Rome, examining where slaves came from, their treatment, their impact on the economy, their daily lives, and other related topics.

Ancient Greek Homes - Haydn Middleton
ISBN: 1588106365
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Describes what typical ancient Greek homes were like and how they are different from the homes in which we now live.

Ancient Greek Jobs - Haydn Middleton
ISBN: 1588106381
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Discusses ideas held about work in ancient Greece and describes various occupations and what they entailed.

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The Ancient Greek Olympics - Richard Woff
ISBN: 0195215818
Publication Date: 2000-02-10
Describes the history, traditions, and competitive events connected with the Olympic games held in ancient Greece.

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The Ancient Olympics - Jackie Gaff
ISBN: 1403446768
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
Provides an overview of how the Olympics began in ancient Greece and a look at each day's festivities.


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