By Anne Pearson
Full-color images. This examine the tradition that almost all encouraged Western society tells how the Greeks made conflict and worshiped their gods, and examines their legacy of technological know-how, medication, philosophy and paintings. "While there are different titles that proportion the point of interest, age point, and basic assurance of this quantity, it really is difficult to overcome the recognition of the format and the wonderful thing about the illustrations discovered right here. This publication is a important buy, even for collections that already contain different titles at the topic."--School Library Journal.
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Inner details were incised with a bone or metal tool. , the red-figure technique took over. The figures of gods and animals were now left in the reddishbrown clay and instead the background was painted in with a clay solution which, in the firing process, turned black. Many vases have been preserved in excellent condition. Trefoil top First sip This miniature wine jug is called a chous. It shows two schoolboys, one reading from a papyrus scroll and the other holding a lyre. The jug would have been filled with wine and given to a little boy as a special present at the festival of Dionysus, god of wine.
No change This drinking cup (kylix) was held by both handles when in use. c. in the red-figure technique. The exterior decoration could be admired when the cup was hung up on the wall by one handle. A modern potter is hand-painting a vase. The ancient techniques are still in use today. Good copies of ancient vases can be bought. 49 Farming, fishing, and food Life on a Greek farm was difficult as Time stands still This shepherd and flock going home for the night look the same as they would have done in ancient times.
At the feet end of this bath, there was a hollow where the water was deeper so that the woman could splash it backwards over her body. 40 Head dress Beautiful gold wreaths and sprays sometimes decorated the heads of statues of gods and goddesses that were carried in procession at festivals. Occasionally, wreaths were placed on the heads of corpses in tombs. Silver fibulae Elegant ears Most earrings were made of gold or silver and were made for pierced ears. These are in the shape of little boats with cockleshells hanging from them.
Ancient Greece (DK Eyewitness Books) by Anne Pearson