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Halina Rudnicka

A Hero Bound [Heros w okowach] (Spartan Trilogy [Trylogia spartańska/Trylogia antyczna], 3)

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., section by Joanna Grzeszczuk, p. 322.A Hero Bound is the last book of Halina Rudnicka’s trilogy about ancient Sparta. The Spartan king Cleomenes, after being defeated by the Achaean League, flees to the court of Ptolemy E(...)

literary

YEAR: 1969

COUNTRY: Poland


Christophe Chaffardon

Aristarchos' Manuscript [Le manuscrit d’Aristarque]

The action takes place in the 3rd century B.C. Athens and later Alexandria in Ptolemaic Egypt. A physician practicing advanced and not yet sanctioned medicine is forced to flee Athens with his daughter Ophelia as stowaways on a small ship going to Alexandria. He dies suddenly, having been poisoned when the ship reaches its destination. Before he dies he manages to tell his daughter to look for a certain Aristarchus, who turns out to have been a revolutionary astronomer who believed that the Eart(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: France


Dann Thomas, Roy Thomas

Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme: Trapped In A Time Warp! (Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, 33)

In this volume of the Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Comic series, Thanos, an Eternal, a fierce enemy of Dr. Strange, captures Dr. Stephen Strange and his ex-wife Clea in a time warp. Thanos tries to stop Dr Strange from assisting the heroes who gathered against him. Dr Strange tries to find a way out from the warp and arrives in ancient Alexandria during 48/47 B.C.E. while Julius Caesar is assisting Cleopatra. Dr Strange is a powerful sorcerer and a man of high intellect. He quickly understan(...)

literary

YEAR: 1991

COUNTRY: United States of America


Hasbro

Monopoly: Wonder Of The World

This Monopoly board games features all the classical Monopoly traits, purchasing places, adding houses and hotels, a "Go to Jail" option, surprise cards. The setting of this game is the various wonders of the ancient world which the players can purchase. The winner of the game is the player with the most amount of money. The players also receive a "passport" they need to stamp for every attraction they have visited.The wonders of the world (natural as well as human-made, anci(...)

material

YEAR: 2004

COUNTRY: United States of America


Albert Barillé

Once Upon a Time... The Discoverers (Series, S01E02) : Archimedes and the Greeks [Il était une fois… les Découvreurs: Archimède et les Grecs]

Archimède et les Grecs is the second episode of the series about discoveries entitled Il était une fois… [Once Upon a Time…]. It presents the achievements of ancient Greek thought in terms of science and engineering by introducing Archimedes in an interesting and approachable way. The plot is similar to any other episode in the series: a white-haired, old Maestro narrates histories about important inventions from the past to a group of bored or inattentive childr(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: France


Albert Barillé

Once Upon a Time... The Discoverers (Series, S01E03): Heron of Alexandria [Il était une fois… les Découvreurs: Héron d’Alexandrie]

Héron d’Alexandrie is the third episode of the series about discoverers entitled Il était une fois… It presents in a way, suitable for children, the achievements of ancient Alexandrian science, in particular the character of Heron of Alexandria, against a historical and cultural background. The structure corresponds to the template used in all of the episodes in the series: the white-bearded old Maestro narrates tales of important inventions from the past to a group of(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: France


Natalia Rolleczek

Selene, Cleopatra’s Daughter [Selene, córka Kleopatry]

The action is set mainly in Alexandria and then in Rome, and covers over seven years after Cleopatra VII’s death. The scope of Octavian’s rule becomes unlimited. Having defeated the kingdom of Egypt, he decides that Julius Caesar’s only son, Caesarion, and the oldest son of Marc Antony, Antyllus, must both die. However, he spares Antony’s royal children's lives, the twins, Alexander Helios (Sun) and Cleopatra Selene (Moon), and their little brother Ptolemy Philadelphu(...)

literary

YEAR: 1983

COUNTRY: Poland


István Száva, Tamás Szecskó

The Giant of Syracuse [A szirakuzai óriás]

The entry is based on the Polish edition Olbrzym z Syrakuz, Warszawa: Nasza Księgarnia, 1966.A Sicilian Greek boy, Sporos, plays with his friend Zeuxippos*. Sporos, son of the mathematician and astronomer Phidias**. Out of curiosity, he uses a bifurcated branch to draw circles on sand to see how many of them could be placed on the circumference of the central one; he discovers that the correlation ratio is not dependent on the size of the circles. His friend wants to go home, so he destroys the (...)

literary

YEAR: 1959

COUNTRY: Hungary


Natalia Rolleczek, Zbigniew Łoskot

The Splendid and the Most Splendid [Świetna i najświetniejsza]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.Tyche, the goddess of destiny plays with the fate of two Greek siblings, Apion and Ammonia who meet two young Egyptian boys Enum and Uni; the former is the son of a distressed (...)

literary

YEAR: 1979

COUNTRY: Poland


Jerzy Pilikowski, Zbigniew Łoskot

Timocrates’ Sons [Synowie Timokratesa]

Rhodes, 201 BC, shortly before the end of the Second Punic War. The Rhodian city-state seems to be the last truly free Greek territory facing a significant threat to their free trade in the Mediterranean from the Macedonians, who are in alliance with Cretan pirates. Timokrates*, a wealthy merchant, leads his youngest son, 15-year-old Nikanor, to the port to join a trireme crew so that he could become a sailor and serve his city-state. His oldest son died in a naval battle, and the second one, Kr(...)

literary

YEAR: 1985

COUNTRY: Poland