The Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories) (Horrible Histories) (Horrible Histories)

The Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories) (Horrible Histories) (Horrible Histories)

Terry Deary

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 0439944023

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Frandidate (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, Book 7)

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Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One (The Pain and the Great One, Book 2)

The Bald Bandit (A to Z Mysteries, Book 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

across their new-born child. ‘Here! What you doin’ of with that baby?’ she cried. ‘Eatin’ it.’ ‘Eatin’ it! You great greedy lummock. You’ve just had your tea. You can’t be hungry again already.’ ‘I’m not hungry,’ the great god growled. ‘Just there’s this prophecy about one of my children taking my throne. No kid, no take-over, that’s the way I look at it.’ ‘You don’t want to go takin’ no notice of them horryscopes,’ Mrs Cronos sighed. ‘Don’t pay to take chances is what I always say,’

happy with this because he was a bad loser. That’s why he sulked and went stomping around, whipping up the seas with a fork and creating storms. What a stirrer! A third brother, Hades, was the real loser. He won the job of ruling the underworld. That must have been hell! Quick quiz Prometheus, a young god, liked humans so he stole fire from the gods and gave it to men on earth. But top god, Zeus, punished men by creating something new and terrible on earth. What were these terrible things?

Black pudding. The Greeks roasted it while we tend to fry it in slices, but really it’s the same thing. Did you know…? Vegetarians in ancient Greece wouldn’t sacrifice animals to the gods. Instead they sacrificed vegetables – groovy, eh? Munching Milon Milon was a wrestler. He also thought he was pretty groovy. Before one Olympic contest he walked around the stadium with a live young bull on his shoulders. He fancied a snack after all that effort, so he killed the bull and ate it. He

Alcibiades came to a sticky end – just like the tail of his dog, really! The Spartans had him assassinated rather than let him switch back to fighting for Athens. A group of men arrived at his house to kill him but hadn’t the nerve to fight him face to face – even though they outnumbered him. First they set his house on fire. When Alcibiades came out into the open, carrying his sword, they shot him full of arrows from a safe distance. Wonderful weapons During the Peloponnesian wars, Greeks

agreed this was a good idea and they began packing to go. But that night there was an eclipse of the full moon. The soldiers said this was a sign from the gods. A sign of disaster, some said. A sign that they should stay … or a sign that they should go? They couldn’t agree. They asked their leader, Nicias. ‘We will forget any plan to return home. We must wait for the next full moon,’ Nicias said. He waited 27 more days. What happened? 1 Nicias died and the army went home. 2 They suffered

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