The Story of the Greeks

The Story of the Greeks H A Guerber s The Story of the Greeks provides a basic but thorough history of Greece Beginning with Greek myth and legend Guerber moves through major figures the Trojan war the city states of of S

  • Title: The Story of the Greeks
  • Author: Hélène A. Guerber
  • ISBN: 9781456314996
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • H A Guerber s The Story of the Greeks provides a basic but thorough history of Greece Beginning with Greek myth and legend, Guerber moves through major figures, the Trojan war, the city states of of Sparta and Athens, the Persian War, the adventures of Alexander the Great, before ending with Greece s absorption into the Roman Empire Although recommended for young adultH A Guerber s The Story of the Greeks provides a basic but thorough history of Greece Beginning with Greek myth and legend, Guerber moves through major figures, the Trojan war, the city states of of Sparta and Athens, the Persian War, the adventures of Alexander the Great, before ending with Greece s absorption into the Roman Empire Although recommended for young adults, The Story of the Greeks is a great introduction to anyone with an interest in classical Greek literature, philosophy, or history.

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    1. The author makes history interesting by treating it as a story of important figures and events. The language is easy to comprehend and the pace is quick. It is written nothing like the tediously mind numbing textbooks of modern classrooms. My children (5 & 7) come to me daily asking to have this book read to them.

    2. It's like a history textbook for the high school students. Easy to comprehend and full of interesting stories, which make it readable to all ages, even so many years have pasted. The contents are somewhat simple and good enough for the people who are interested in Greek history but not much learned before.

    3. A good storybook intro to Ancient Greek history. It has been awhile since I read this stuff, so it was fun.

    4. While it is indeed written for kids, in my opinion it really is a good introduction toGreek history and really motivated me to read more on this topic.

    5. My six-year-old loved this book. We rarely picked it up without reading many (little) chapters at a time. I couldn't ask for a better introduction to Greek history, unless this book had pictures, then it would have been even better! The writing could have been smoother, but for what it was, I really appreciated and enjoyed this book.It does occur to me that I am not sure I would have enjoyed this book as a little girl. It's all men and wars and warriors (which my son loved). I wouldn't mind anot [...]

    6. This is basically a children's book, but an excellent one at that. It's a straightforward chronological history of Greece, withauthors and philosophers basically getting a passing mention. The early history is by its own admission mythological and theonly myths covered are more or less those that involve the history of the nation. For me it actually served as a decent reference as to what happenedin the mess of changing alliances, and wars that happenedafter the Peloponnesian War and the dissolu [...]

    7. Great history of Ancient Greece written in an accessible way at a middle school grade level with brief chapters and foreign names broken down for easy pronunciation on their first appearance. The book covers a span of time from the Pelasgians to the conquering of Greece by Rome.

    8. Good book👍🌏☺it helps to understand the history of the Trojans and the Greeks, this book my have a lot of chapters, but it's worth it and the chapters are short.

    9. Eh.First of all, I'd like to warn everybody that this book is NOT MYTHOLOGICAL!!! This book is a non fiction story of the Greeks and how they came to be. It starts with the Egyptian Prince Inachus who teaches the Greeks how to act civilized and settle down. Then, we learn the more realistic story, Greek dark ages, and the rebirth of knowledge. Lastly, the Peloponnesian wars and the occupation of Greece by the Macedonians and then the Romans. Now here's what I thought about it. It was a great boo [...]

    10. Essentially a children's history of Ancient Greece, with some strange Christian proclivities and judgements sneaking in the last third.It suited my purposes, at least, which were giving me a basic rundown of the big figures in Greek history during my trip the Mediterranean while also being simple enough to read after several glasses of wine.

    11. This isn't about mythology in the least, but a history of the people of the great Greek city/states up till the takeover of Rome after the Ispus War around 165 B.C. Smooth read and very informative. Well enjoyed I must say.

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