You Wouldn't Want to Be a Slave in Ancient Greece!: A Life You'd Rather Not Have (Revised Edition)

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Slave in Ancient Greece!: A Life You'd Rather Not Have (Revised Edition)

by Fiona Macdonald

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Overview

You are about to experience the life of a slave at first hand in Ancient Greece!

This interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers (Ages 8-12) by making them part of the story, inviting them to become the main character. Each book uses humorous illustrations to depict the sometimes dark and horrific side of life during important eras in history.

It's the 5th century BC, and the Greek civilization is the most advanced in the world. But that civilization is based on slavery, and you, a member of a nomadic people from Asia Minor, are about to experience the life of a slave at first hand! This new extended edition includes a map and a timeline, and a selection of fascinating facts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531271025
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: You Wouldn't Want to Series
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Lexile: IG880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught at schools and universities and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics.

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You Wouldn't Want to Be a Slave in Ancient Greece! : A Life You'd Rather Not Have 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
timothyl33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A humorous book, ...but don't expect a happy ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author takes makes a point of highlighting the brutality of slavery in classival Greece and Rome. Without an historical context the author suggests that these societies lead the world in slavery related brutality. Some mention should have been made of slavery in Inca, Aztec and the Islamic world. In all three cases, slavery covered more geographical territory and lasted for a longer period of time. Ummayad, Abassid and Ottoman Islamic empires enslaved over 11 million Black Africans beginning in 700 and continuing through 1900.