Our Little Macedonian Cousin of Long Ago

by Julia Darrow Cowles


Description:  The story of Nearchus, who comes as a page to the court of King Philip of Macedon, where he befriends the young Alexander the Great. In company with other boys, Nearchus and Alexander divide their time between lessons, and gymnastic and military drill. We follow them on an all-night tramp under one instructor and share their joy when their new tutor, Aristotle, arrives. The story revolves around the differing gifts of the boys and predictions about what fortune holds in store for each of them.


Additional information:

Ages:  8-10
Length:  77 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2010
ISBN:  978-1-59915-287-5
Genres:  History, Ancient History

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Table of Contents

1. Leaving Home

2. Nearchus Becomes a Page

3. New Friends

4. The Games

5. In Barracks

6. In Camp

7. A Feast

8. An All-Night Tramp

9. A Story of the Sea

10. The King Returns

11. The Ambassadors Are Entertained

12. The Horse Bucephalus

13. A New Teacher

14. Later On

15. A Foretelling

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