Stories of the Ancient Greeks

by Charles D. Shaw

Description:  Delightful collection of both mythological and historical stories of the ancient Greeks, in language simple enough for younger listeners, yet appealing to all ages. Provides an excellent introduction to ancient Greece, beginning with 32 of the best-known myths, and then continuing with 32 short stories of the historical era, arranged in chronological order. An extensive pronunciation guide is included.

Additional information:

Ages:  8-11
Length:  304 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2008
ISBN:  978-1-59915-269-1
Genres:  History, Ancient History

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Table of Contents

1. The Gods of Greece

2. Fire from Heaven

3. The Magic Box

4. The Voices of the Gods

5. Deucalion's Flood

6. In the Woods

7. Under the Waves

8. In the Moonlight

9. Among the Stars

10. The Kingdom under the Ground

11. Sowing Dragon's Teeth

12. The Race of Atalanta

13. Men Turned to Stone

14. Black Sails or White

15. Wings of Wax

16. The Good Ship Argo

17. The Golden Fleece

18. Lost by Looking Back

19. The Horse with Wings

20. The Singer and the Dolphin

21. A Fiery Runaway

22. What a Strong Man Did

23. A Golden Girl

24. How Death Was Conquered

25. The Shepherd Prince of Troy

26. The Trojan War

27. The Wooden Horse

28. The Giant's Cave

29. The Enchanted Island

30. Dangers of the Sea

31. A Friendly Land

32. The Wanderer's Return

33. The Splendid City

34. The Boy and the Fox

35. The Olympic Games

36. Two Great Lawgivers

37. The Ring of Polycrates

38. “I Will Be the Greatest”

39. The Poets

40. The Three Orders of Architecture

41. With Chisel and Pencil

42. The Battle of Marathon

43. The Greatest Army

44. The Brave Three Hundred

45. The Wooden Walls

46. The Seven Wise Men

47. The Richest King

48. Glorious Days

49. The Wise Man with the Snub Nose

50. A Wasted Life

51. The Retreat of the Ten Thousand

52. False and Cruel

53. The Theban Pair

54. Philip of Macedon

55. The Man with the Silver Tongue

56. The Man Called "The Broad"

57. The Faithful Friends

58. The Wise Man Who Lisped

59. The Man Who Was Called "The Good"

60. Alexander the Great

61. The Wise Man Who Lived in a Tub

62. The End of Glory

63. The Great Mechanic

64. Conquered by Rome

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