'An Ancient Greek Temple' is the inside story of the magnificent temples which were built by the Greeks to worship their many gods and goddesses. Discover the amazing rituals and festivals that were at the centre of Greek life. Learn how the world of the Greeks was brought to an end by their foreign neighbours. Pull-out illustrations highlight significant parts of the artwork in greater detail. Informative captions, maps, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal educational text. Fulfils the criteria for 'World history before 1900' at both Key Stage 2 and 3, exploring the civilistions of the period. Corresponds to 'A European history study', 'A study of the way of life, beliefs and achievements of the people living in Ancient Greece and the influence of their civilization on the world today.' Demonstrates causes of conflict between communities with different religious beliefs. Helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14, promoting 'positive attitudes to learning', 'knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the world', 'understanding of religion and its role in shaping society' and 'skills in literacy'.
John Malam studied Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. He is now an author, specialising in information books for children. Mark Bergin studied at the Eastbourne College of Art. He has written and illustrated many books and has a special interest in military history.