The Story of the Greeks

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American Book Company, 1896 - Greece - 288 pages

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Page 31 - This was a monster, said to have the face of a woman, the body of a lion, and the wings of a griffon ; and to tear to pieces all those who could not answer this question.
Page 31 - "What animal is that, which goes upon four feet in the morning, upon two at noon, and upon three at night...
Page 3 - ... England's persons, places and events. 942 Guerber, HA Story of the English. Amer. Book Co. 65c Attractive introduction to English history, covering whole period but giving little space to last two centuries. 930 Story of the Greeks. (Eclectic readings) Amer. Book Co. 6oc Elementary history of Greece, intended for supplementary reading or as a first history textbook for young pupils. Made up principally of stories about persons. 915 Headland, IT Our little Chinese cousin. Page 6oc Tells of the...
Page 264 - ... had lost a kingdom at the battle of Ipsus, he soon managed to conquer another. In his anger at the Athenians, he first marched against them, and besieged them in their own city. The Athenians were frightened, for they knew how well they deserved punishment ; but they resisted as well as they could, and the siege dragged on for several months. At the end of this time there was no food left in the city, and the people suffered greatly from hunger. Finally they were obliged to yield ; and Demetrius...
Page 3 - In this book the story of Greece is told in a series of stories which will give children pleasure to read and at the same time make a deep impression on their minds. These stories are principally about persons, but they are so connected and described as to give a clear idea of the most important events that have taken place in the ancient world. They are written in the author's well-known charming style, and are alike interesting, instructive and inspiring. The book is a part of the Eclectic School...
Page 3 - It is therefore made up principally of stories about persons ; for, while history proper is largely beyond the comprehension of children, they are able at an early age to understand and enjoy anecdotes of people, especially of those in the childhood of civilization.
Page 231 - The walls were broken down, and not a single building was left standing, except the house of Pindar, the Greek poet, whose songs Alexander had always admired.
Page 229 - In a few moments the horse's wildness was over, and Alexander could ride back to his proud father, sitting upon a steed which obeyed his slightest touch. Philip was so delighted with the coolness, courage, and good horsemanship that Alexander had shown on this occasion, that he made him a present of the steed.
Page 227 - ... father first made fun of him for asking to mount a horse which none of the grooms could manage ; but, as Alexander persisted in his wish, he was finally allowed to make the attempt.
Page 39 - They were the parents of a large family of sons and daughters; and among the sons were Hec'tor and Par'is, young men of remarkable strength and beauty.

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