How to Be an Ancient Greek Athlete

By Jacqueline Morley; David Antram (Illustrator)
(National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426302787, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 13, 2008

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Athletes needed--apply at your local gymnasium. Do you have what it takes to represent Athens at the great games at Olympia? Your training will include the learning of grammar, music, citizenship, and philosophy, as well as honing your athletic skills in boxing, running, wrestling, long jump, and decathlon. If you're good enough, you'll join athletes from all over the Greek world for a month of special training to claim the ultimate glory. Ready for your fitness test? Remember, there is no second or third place in the Ancient World.
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About the Author
Jacqueline Morley studied English at Oxford University. She has taught English and History with a focus on the history of everyday life. She has written historical fiction and non-fiction for children and is author of the prize winning An Egyptian Pyramid.

Antram was born in Brighton, England. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time artist.


Praise For How to Be an Ancient Greek Athlete

"High-interest topics brought to life through readable texts." School Library Journal

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