The Story of the Greeks

by Helene A. Guerber

Description:  Elementary history of Greece, made up principally of stories about persons, giving at the same time a clear idea of the most important events in the ancient world and calculated to enforce the lessons of perseverance, courage, patriotism, and virtue that are taught by the noble lives described. Beginning with the legends of Jason, Theseus, and events surrounding the Trojan War, the narrative moves on to present the contrasting city-states of Sparta and Athens, the war against Persia, their conflicts with each other, the feats of Alexander the Great, and annexation by Rome.

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Ages:  10-14
Length:  365 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-011-6
Genres:  History, Ancient History

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Table of Contents

1. Early Inhabitants of Greece

2. The Deluge of Ogyges

3. The Founding of Many Important Cities

4. Story of Deucalion

5. The Story of Dædalus and Icarus

6. The Adventures of Jason

7. Theseus Visits the Labyrinth

8. The Terrible Prophecy

9. The Sphinx's Riddle

10. Blindness and Death of Œdipus

11. The Brothers' Quarrel

12. The Taking of Thebes

13. The Childhood of Paris

14. The Muster of the Troops

15. The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

16. The Wrath of Achilles

17. Death of Hector and Achilles

18. The Burning of Troy

19. Heroic Death of Codrus

20. The Blind Poet

21. The Rise of Sparta

22. The Spartan Training

23. The Brave Spartan Boy

24. Public Tables in Sparta

25. Laws of Lycurgus

26. The Messenian War

27. The Music of Tyrtæus

28. Aristomenes' Escape

29. The Olympic Games

30. Milo of Croton

31. The Jealous Athlete

32. The Girls' Games

33. The Bloody Laws of Draco

34. The Laws of Solon

35. The First Plays

36. The Tyrant Pisistratus

37. The Tyrant's Insult

38. Death of the Conspirators

39. Hippias Driven out of Athens

40. The Great King

41. Hippias Visits Darius

42. Destruction of the Persian Host

43. The Advance of the Second Host

44. The Battle of Marathon

45. Miltiades' Disgrace

46. Aristides the Just

47. Two Noble Spartan Youths

48. The Great Army

49. Preparations for Defense

50. Leonidas at Thermopylæ

51. Death of Leonidas

52. The Burning of Athens

53. The Battles of Salamis and Platæa

54. The Rebuilding of Athens

55. Death of Pausanias

56. Cimon Improves Athens

57. The Earthquake

58. The Age of Pericles

59. The Teachings of Anaxagoras

60. Beginning of the Peloponnesian War

61. Death of Pericles

62. The Philosopher Socrates

63. Socrates' Favorite Pupil

64. Youth of Alcibiades

65. Greek Colonies in Italy

66. Alcibiades in Disgrace

67. Death of Alcibiades

68. The Overthrow of the Thirty Tyrants

69. Accusation of Socrates

70. Death of Socrates

71. The Defeat of Cyrus

72. The Retreat of the Ten Thousand

73. Agesilaus in Asia

74. A Strange Interview

75. The Peace of Antalcidas

76. The Theban Friends

77. Thebes Free Once More

78. The Battle of Leuctra

79. Death of Pelopidas

80. The Battle of Mantinea

81. The Tyrant of Syracuse

82. Story of Damon and Pythias

83. The Sword of Damocles

84. Dion and Dionysius

85. Civil War in Syracuse

86. Death of Dion

87. Philip of Macedon

88. Philip Begins His Conquests

89. The Orator Demosthenes

90. Philip Masters Greece

91. Birth of Alexander

92. The Steed Bucephalus

93. Alexander as King

94. Alexander and Diogenes

95. Alexander's Brilliant Beginning

96. The Gordian Knot

97. Alexander's Royal Captives

98. Alexander at Jerusalem

99. The African Desert

100. Death of Darius

101. Defeat of Porus

102. The Return to Babylon

103. Death of Alexander the Great

104. The Division of the Realm

105. Death of Demosthenes

106. The Last of the Athenians

107. The Colossus of Rhodes

108. The Battle of Ipsus

109. Demetrius and the Athenians

110. The Achæan League

111. Division in Sparta

112. Death of Agis

113. The War of the Two Leagues

114. The Last of the Greeks

115. Greece a Roman Province

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