Great Cities of the World: Athens


FACES Magazine November-December 2021. Ancient Greek culture is around every corner in Athens. The city is a mix or old and new—a modern hotel is just blocks from 2,000-year-old ruins

Acquaint yourself with Athens! This amazing edition of FACES Magazine takes you to one of the original civilizations and see how much has changed—or not—since then.


They say when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Well in this FACES, when in Greece, you can eat like a Greek and learn to make your own olive oil ice cream (give it a try – you’ll be surprised!). And that’s just the start. Visit the Parthenon, discover the Greek Gods—and see how they continue to influence modern mythology, find out how Athens got its name, and learn the Greek alphabet. You’ll also get a basic introduction to the original three BIG thinkers and find out why Athens was the birthplace of democracy as we know it.


Enjoy features including:

·         Athens Then and Now by Laura Kathryn Meissner

·         It’s Greek to Me by Karen Hong

·         The Parthenon through Time by Lena Lambrinou

·         Authentic Greek Cuisine by Jennifer Buchet

·         Swifter, Higher, Stronger by Ann Stalcup

·         Inspired by the Gods by Pat Betteley

·         The Birthplace of Democracy by Rosalie Baker

·         The Big Three

·         How Athens Was Named retold by Pat Betteley

·         Whip Up Your Own Olive Oil Ice Cream

Regular features of FACES Magazine include High Five, At a Glance, Critter Corner, Where in the World, A Closer Look, Your Turn, Dear Kylie, Art Connection, Say What?, One Last Face, Contest, and a crossword puzzle.