Shared in a personable way worthy of a read-aloud, all ages will enjoy this living book reprint of a 1903 classic by author Charles Dannelly Shaw (not to be confused with the Guerber writing of similar name). The 64 brief story chapters are evenly divided. The first 32 relaying the most famous myths (Part I), including Cadmus and the dragon; Medusa; King Minos, the Trojan War, and more. Stories of actual historical characters and events (Part II, in chronological order) include Draco and Solon, Socrates, Pericles, the Olympics, Archimedes, famous poets, architecture, and more. A guide to proper name pronunciation is also included. 6”x 9”, 304 pgs., pb. ~ Ruth
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.