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All over the world, people love to watch the athletes of the Olympics compete. But just why are there Olympic Games? Why are they so important? The truth is, the modern Olympics are a return to a mysterious, ancient festival. The ancient Olympics were more than just fun and games; they helped shape Greek culture and its contributions to us.
Let the history, legends and myths of ancient Greece capture your imagination, from Alexander the Great's conquest of much of the Middle East to the development of Western philosophy, the tradition of the Olympics, the secrets of reading oracles, and the puzzle of the lost city of Atlantis.
This Quick Listen, High-Interest, non-fiction series Ancient Greek Mysteries engages readers of all ages.
©2007 High Noon Books (P)2007 High Noon Books
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