TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS: A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece (Build It Yourself)

TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS: A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece (Build It Yourself)

Kris Bordessa

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 0974934461

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.












F. So if you want to write the word fantastic, you’ll need to use F to begin the word. Make sure that when you send your Greek letter you also include a copy of the chart, so that your message can be deciphered. Capital Lower Case Greek English A α Alpha a B β Beta b Γ γ Gamma G Δ Δ Delta d E ε Epsilon e Z ζ Zeta z H η Eta H Θ Theta th I ι Iota i K κ Kappa k Λ λ Lambda l M μ Mu m N ν Nu n Ξ ξ Xi x Ο ο Omicron o Π π Pi p Ρ ρ Rho r Σ σ Sigma s T τ Tau t Θ υ Upsilon u Φ φ Phi ph X χ Chi ch Ψ ψ Psi

the goddess of victory. Poseidon, the god of the sea. He was extremely important to the Greeks since they traveled across the Aegean Sea all the time. Apollo Zeus, god of the earth and heavens, and the rain. He became the leader of the Olympians after he defeated his father, Cronos, and banished the Titans. Zeus Unlike Christianity, which has the Bible, and Islam, which has the Koran, Greek religion had no single text that believers could read and follow. Young Greeks learned about the gods

understanding that the sun, moon, and stars followed a certain pattern, the ancient Greeks could begin to predict changes in season. This knowledge allowed farmers to plant crops at the most appropriate times and helped sailors differentiate between safe and stormy seasons at sea. Thales (remember, he was the clever Greek who bought all of the olive presses and made a fortune) was one of the first ancient Greeks to study astronomy. He started by using information gained from other cultures. In

Persia, leaving a small army of soldiers in Greece to try—yet again—to conquer Athens. They were unsuccessful. Themistocles Legendary Creeks Theseus The sea god Poseidon gave a snow white bull—the Cretan Bull—to King Minos of Knossos on Crete. When Minos refused Poseidon’s instructions to sacrifice the bull, Poseidon made Pasiphaë, King Minos’s wife, fall in love with the bull. She gave birth to the beast we call Minotaur; the body of a man topped by the head of a bull. Minos ordered that a

trade, 19, 22–24, 117 tragedy. See drama. Troy, Trojan War, 5–7, 42, 68, 129–133, 140, 143 Turkey, 70, 96, 97, 115, 118, 130, 132–134, 143 U Uranus, 31, 63, 64 W war and weapons, 4, 5, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 33, 42, 55, 61, 70, 95, 104, 129–147 women, 17, 18, 27, 30–32, 64, 73, 75, 99, 141 X Xenophanes, 80, 82 Z Zeus, 6, 38, 53, 55, 62, 64, 65, 69, 70, 75, 76, 93, 95, 96, 99, 112, 128 Photo and Image Credits Cover images: Zvezda, Dave Scheel, Military Hobbies

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