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Series: You Choose: Interactive History Adventures
Author: Caper, William
Date: 2010
ISBNs: 1429634170 / 9781429634175 (library binding)
1429648643 / 9781429648646 (paperback)
Length: 112 pages
Number of Endings: 23
Dtar's Thoughts:

I felt that the book does a good job of making the history real for the reader by letting them choose to live as a person in ancient Greece. The choices are limited by the constraints of the realities of the time (example: the helots of Sparta had no chance for advancement, and all choices that the reader makes demonstrate that) but I think that is actually a very effective tool for learning.

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Kveto's Thoughts:

A good educational entry for this series, with a lot of artwork and history packed into a small book.

It has two main paths: life in Athens or life in Sparta. Each of these is further divided into militaristic or more peaceful paths. For example in Athens you have the options of being a doctor, a sculptor, politician, philosopher, etc., while in Sparta you are given options of classes, such as soldier, freedman or slave. It does a fair job of showing the advantages and limits of the societies.

Of course, there are a number of historical personages to meet along the way, such as Pericles, Socrates, etc.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ken G. for the information and cover scans.
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