On the Shores of the Great Sea

by M. B. Synge

Description:  Book I of the Story of the World series. Focuses on the civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea from the time of Abraham to the birth of Christ.  Brief histories of the Ancient Israelites, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Scythians, Persians,  Greeks, and Romans are given, concluding with the conquest of the entire Mediterranean by Rome. Important  myths and legends that preceded recorded history are also related.

Additional information:

Ages:  9-12
Length:  225 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  9781599150130
Genres:  History, Ancient History

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Table of Contents

1. The Home of Abraham

2. Into Africa

3. An Old Trade-Route

4. Joseph in Egypt

5. The Story of the Nile Flood

6. In a Strange Land

7. The Children of Israel

8. Back to the Fatherland

9. The First Merchant Fleet

10. Conquerors of the Sea

11. Early Pioneers

12. Hiram, King of Tyre

13. King Solomon's Fleet

14. The Story of Carthage

15. Out of the Shadowland

16. The Story of the Argonauts

17. The Siege of Troy

18. The Adventures of Ulysses

19. The Dawn of History

20. The Fall of Tyre

21. The Rise of Carthage

22. Hanno's Adventures

23. Some More about Greece

24. A Cloud in the East

25. The Battle of Marathon

26. King Ahasuerus

27. How Leonidas Kept the Pass

28. Victory for the Greeks

29. Some Greek Colonies

30. Across the Blue Waters

31. The Beauty of Athens

32. The Death of Socrates

33. Retreat of the Ten Thousand

34. The Story of Romulus and Remus

35. How Horatius Kept the Bridge

36. Coriolanus

37. Alexander the Great

38. King of Macedonia

39. Conquest of the East

40. Conquest of India

41. Alexander's City

42. Back to Rome Again

43. A Great Conflict

44. The Roman Fleet

45. Hannibal's Vow

46. The Adventures of Hannibal

47. The End of Carthage

48. The Triumph of Rome

49. Two Young Romans

50. Julius Caesar

51. The Flight of Pompey

52. The Death of Caesar

53. The Empire of Rome

54. Pax Romana

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