Best Children’s Ancient & Classical Civilizations History eBooks in 2022

Ancient & Classical Civilizations History eBooks For Kids

Kids love to read, and Ancient & Classical Civilizations eBooks are an excellent way to help them understand what went on in the past. They can easily place stories from different civilizations on a map of the world and use them as tools to learn about ancient history. Zeman's edition of the epic Gilgamesh introduces younger students to the ancient civilization. Gilgamesh was an ancient king who is changed by a friendship that ends in death, and he then seeks immortality.

City-states were the basis of the first true civilizations

Greek city-states were the dominant settlement structures during the early history of Europe and helped define interactions between various regions. A hand-colored woodcut depicting Athens during the time of Hadrian shows the city's famous temples and monuments. This type of state was a prototype for later societies in the Near East and Egypt. The aristocracy of these city-states worked to preserve their independence and unseat potential tyrants.

As a result of this development, city-states began to consolidate their control of the countryside. Small fortified townships and lesser rural places were absorbed by city-states. The Lombard law of inheritance caused divisions in feudal property. As a result, many feudal houses were no longer able to resist communal control of their lands. The rural nobility was subjected one by one, some being forced to become citizens of the city-states, while others joined willingly.

Many theorists have hypothesized about the pre-conditions and basic mechanisms for city-state development. For example, the Sumerian city of Ur, located near Nasiriyah, Iraq, was destroyed during war but had many aspects of a modern city. For example, they had sophisticated systems of recording and practical science, and specialist craftsmen from outside their kin-groups were recruited for the city.

Homer's Iliad

Introducing Homer's Iliad to your children is easy when you use this child-friendly guide for teaching this masterpiece. It addresses the most commonly asked questions and provides examples to support its clear interpretations. The fabled tale of love and adventure is a powerful way to teach children about the culture and people of ancient Greece. Children will find the Iliad fascinating, and it's also great for introducing them to the Greek gods.

A great choice for introducing Greek myths to young children is Emily Little's classic children's version of Homer's Iliad. It features lovely illustrations and is age-appropriate for young readers. This title also includes a chapter on everyday life in ancient Greece, and a brief anecdotes about Archimedes.

Homer's epic is also an important part of ancient history. Although the Iliad is no longer considered sacred, it was considered an intellectual guide by the Greeks. In the late fifth century BC, it was considered a sign of high status to recite both Iliad and Odyssey by heart. Homer's poems have a profound influence on Greek warfare, and can be broken down into tactics, ideology, and commanders' mindset.

Several modern historians agree that the myth of Ares and Aphrodite is more realistic than popularly believed. While the romance between Ares and Aphrodite is a romantic one, the violence and bloodshed associated with the war are tragic. Ultimately, Paris abducted Helen and destroyed Troy. While these tales may seem tragic, they can teach children about the history of ancient Greece.


When you're looking for an engaging way to teach your child about ancient civilizations, you'll find it in Galen's ancient & classical civilizations history eBooks for kids. Galen was an important Greek medical researcher and philosopher. His work emphasized the unity of body, mind, and spirit. Children will love this biography of Galen, which includes an introduction to Greek and Roman culture and a comparison of both cultures.

Assyrian Empire

During the 9th century BCE, the Assyrian empire grew stronger. Shalmaneser III was able to expand his empire up the Mediterranean coast, earning tribute from rich Phoenician cities. The Armenian kingdom of Urartu fell to the Assyrians, and their king, Shamshi Adad V, fought with his brother to keep his kingdom united. The Assyrians eventually entered a period of stasis.

The Assyrians also made great advances in medicine, building on the Sumerians' foundation. They also incorporated the knowledge of people they had conquered into their policies. King Ashurnasirpal II compiled the first systematic lists of plants in the empire. He also sent scribes on campaign to record new finds. The Assyrian Empire was not more ruthless than other states of ancient times. Romans, for example, paved the way for the crucifixion of thousands of people.

A companion volume to Bryce's Babylonia covers the Neo-Assyrian era. The edited volume A Companion to Assyria: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of Assyrian society, focusing on the Old Assyrian to Neo-Assyrian era. It also contains readable overviews of Assyrian history, writing and literature, law, architecture, and cross-cultural interactions.

Antony and Cleopatra

"Antony and Cleopatra" is an ancient Roman story centered on the relationship between the emperor and the Queen of Egypt. Cleopatra was an arch-nemesis of the Roman emperor Octavian. They fought over power and territory until Antony was killed in his own garden. When Antony's death was rumoured, Octavian seized the will from the Vestal Virgins.

In a classic retelling, Antony killed his own son, Caesarion, but Octavian already had the upper hand. He had already won the battle and Caesarion was captured and executed. Octavian's famous phrase, "too many Caesars," ended the Hellenistic line of Egyptian pharaohs and the Hellenistic period of Egyptian history. Cleopatra's children were taken to Antony's wife Octavia, where they were raised. This epic story has fascinated countless artists and writers over the centuries. Cleopatra's ability to ally with two powerful men is what makes her appeal so compelling.

Both Cleopatra and Antony lived lavishly. They were famous for throwing extravagant parties for Romans and gave away furniture, hangings, and jewels. But their attraction was also political. Antony had ambitions and wanted to rival Cleopatra. So, he decided to move to Alexandria, which was undergoing a cultural revival. Antony and Cleopatra became famous for their lavish parties and infamous for their drinking habits.

Roman Mysteries

Ancient Rome is a fascinating place to learn about, and the Ancient Romans were no exception. Their culture was completely different from our own, and their governments and societies were quite different from our own. Understanding the past will help you appreciate the present even more. This book will help you do just that! This ancient civilization's rich literature is an excellent resource for students of all ages.

Like Greek religion, Romans believed in a pantheon of gods. The pantheon consisted of Jupiter, Minerva, Mars, Venus, Ceres, and many lesser deities. These gods were worshiped, and the Romans sought to appease them by carrying out appropriate rituals. The Romans were notoriously superstitious, and they looked for omens before acting. They consulted priests at shrines to learn the best course of action, and they used these gods to guide them.

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