Yesterday's Classics Home           SHOP OUR AMAZON STORE FOR SPEEDY DELIVERY
OF PRINTED BOOKS   


ALL TITLES NOW AVAILABLE IN EPUB AND KINDLE FORMAT!       
      View Cart  View Cart


Yesterday's Classics: Ancient Greece
  world   greece   rome   england   faith   history   literature   legends   nature  

Ancient Greece

 
Look inside . . .
[Cover]
A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Delightful retelling of six Greek myths to a crowd of energetic youngsters by a master storyteller. Includes The Gorgon’s Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, and The Miraculous Pitcher. Ages 9-12
226 pages $10.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Alexander the Great
by Jacob Abbott
The thrilling story of one of the most remarkable figures in history. Recounts how Alexander ascended the Macedonian throne at the age of 20, overthrew his rival claimants, and then began preparations for the expedition against Persia. After defeating Darius, he proceeded to Egypt where he founded Alexandria, then turned back into Asia, where he subdued the most powerful nations, and in a span of eleven years conquered almost all of the known world. But, as his fortunes rose, his character deteriorated, and he died unexpectedly at the age of 33. Ages 14-18
199 pages $10.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
The Story of Greece
by Mary Macgregor
Stories from the history of ancient Greece beginning with mythical and legendary stories of gods and heroes and ending with the conquests of Alexander the Great. Gives short accounts of battles and sieges, and of the men who made Greece a great nation. Ages 10-14
505 pages $16.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
The Story of the Greeks
by Helene A. Guerber
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. Ages 10-14
365 pages $13.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
A Story of the Golden Age of Greek Heroes
by James Baldwin
This book paves the way to an enjoyable reading of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, by presenting the legends about the causes of the Trojan War woven into a continuous narrative, ending where the story of the Iliad begins. The youthful Odysseus is the hero, as he journeys to visit his grandfather Autolycus, then Nestor and Menelaus, hearing the old stories as he goes. Ages 8-12
293 pages $11.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
The Children's Plutarch: Tales of the Greeks
by F. J. Gould
Twenty-one stories of the ancient Greeks adapted for the younger reader from the admirable biographies of Plutarch. Ideal introduction to the characters that figured prominently in the history of ancient Greece. Includes three black and white illustrations by Walter Crane. Ages 8-10
157 pages $9.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Gods and Heroes
by Robert Edward Francillon
One of the best introductions to Greek mythology for children. Includes the stories of all the prominent gods and heroes, woven together into a continuous narrative, ending with a full treatment of the twelve labors of Hercules. Ages 8-12
262 pages $11.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago
by Julia Darrow Cowles
Engaging account of the life of children in ancient Sparta, where patriotism, heroism, and strength in battle are the highest ideals. We discover how at age seven boys leave home to live in company with 15 others, training to be Spartan soldiers through rigorous physical and mental exercises. In addition to wrestling, running, and throwing the discus, we watch them foraging for their food, gathering reeds for their bedding, singing patriotic songs, and eating at mess with their elders. Emphasis is on the true nobility and rugged simplicity of the Spartan character. Ages 8-10
102 pages $8.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Men of Old Greece
by Jennie Hall
A vivid picture of life in ancient Greece through the stories of four very different men. The reader hears how Leonidas, raised under the strict system of Sparta, becomes king and leads his countrymen at the battle of Thermopylae, and how Themistocles, in prompting the Athenians to build boats and escape to Salamis, guides the Greeks to victory against the Persians. When Athens lay in ruins, the sculptor Phidias is instrumental in its rebuilding. It becomes such a vibrant city that the philosopher Socrates, when arrested on a trumped-up charge, prefers to die, rather than to live anywhere other than Athens. Ages 8-11
159 pages $9.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Plutarch's Lives for Boys and Girls
by W. H. Weston
Selected lives from Plutarch admirably retold by W. H. Weston, including six Greeks (Aristides, Themistocles, Pelopidas, Timoleon, Alexander, Philopoemen) and six Romans (Coriolanus, Tiberius Gracchus, Caius Gracchus, Caius Marius, Julius Caesar, and Brutus). Introductory material by the reteller sets each life in its historical context. Ages 10-14
414 pages $14.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Favorite Greek Myths
by Lilian Stoughton Hyde
A lively retelling of 35 favorite Greek myths, ranging from the short stories of Phaeton, Arachne and Bellerophon to the longer tales of Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece, the twelve labors of Hercules, and Theseus and the Minotaur. Provides excellent material for cultivating the child's imagination and quickening his moral sense. Includes a complete guide to the pronunciation and explanation of unfamiliar names. Ages 9-12
229 pages $10.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Stories from the Greek Tragedians
by Alfred J. Church
Thirteen strong, interesting tales from Greek tragedy, admirably retold by Alfred J. Church and retaining remarkably well the spirit of the originals. Includes the stories of Alcestis, Medea, Antigone, Philoctetes, Agamemnon, Iphigenia, Electra, and Orestes among others. Ages 11-14
201 pages $9.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Stories from Plato and Other Classic Writers
by Mary E. Burt
Twenty-seven stories adapted for young children from selections of works of classic writers of the ancient world. The stories were chosen by the author for their inspirational value, either 'because they contained fine moral points, or else because they were poetic statements of natural phenomena which might enhance the study of natural science.' Writers represented in the collection include Plato, Homer, Hesiod, Aristophanes, Pliny, and Ovid. Ages 6-9
122 pages $8.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Stories of Old Greece
by Emma M. Firth
Sixteen Greek myths, especially selected and carefully adapted for young listeners. Includes the stories of Arachne, Pandora, Clytie, Pandora, and a dozen other short myths. While the outlines of the stories come, for the most part, from the Roman poet Ovid, additional details are included to enhance their appeal to children. Ages 8-10
88 pages $7.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Tanglewood Tales
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sequel to A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by master storyteller Nathaniel Hawthorne. Six more Greek myths retold by the fictional Eustace Bright to his enthusiastic throng of young listeners, namely The Minotaur, The Pygmies, The Dragon's Teeth, Circe's Palace, The Pomegranate Seeds, and The Golden Fleece. Attractively illustrated by Willy Pogany. Ages 9-12
262 pages $11.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Streams of History: Ancient Greece
by Ellwood W. Kemp
Presents the chief geographical features of Greece and historical sketches of the life of the people at four stages of their development: Age of Homer, Persian Wars, Age of Pericles, and Age of Alexander the Great. Emphasizes Greece's growth to a land of great beauty. Shows Alexander's influence in spreading Hellenistic culture through Egypt and Asia. Ages 9-11
68 pages $7.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Famous Men of Greece
by John H. Haaren
Attractive biographical sketches of thirty-five of the most prominent characters in the history of ancient Greece, from legendary times to its fall in 146 B.C. Each story is told in a clear, simple manner, and is well calculated to awaken and stimulate the youthful imagination. Ages 9-12
234 pages $11.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
The Odyssey for Boys and Girls
by Alfred J. Church
Lively retelling of Homer's Odyssey, telling of the wanderings of Ulysses and his adventures with the giant Cyclops and the enchantress Circe as he makes his way home to his beloved Ithaca. There, after slaying the suitors who have been wooing his wife Penelope, he is reunited with his family after twenty long years. Ages 8-12
168 pages $9.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
The Iliad for Boys and Girls
by Alfred J. Church
Vigorous retelling of Homer's Iliad, relating the incidents of the great siege of Troy, from the quarrel of the chiefs to the ransoming of Hector's body. Ages 8-12
172 pages $9.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Our Young Folks' Plutarch
by Rosalie Kaufman
Fifty retellings from Plutarch's Lives skillfully adapted for children. Includes the conquests of Alexander the Great, how Demosthenes became an orator, the conspiracy against Caesar, the life of Lycurgus the law-giver of Sparta, the exploits of Pyrrhus and others. Ages 10-14
627 pages $19.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
by Josephine Preston Peabody
A child's first book of Greek tales containing many of the shorter myths retold with exceptional literary skill. Relates the stories of Prometheus, who brought to earth the bright-eyed fire treasured by the gods; of Orpheus, best of harpers; of the cunning Daedalus; the ambitious Phaethon; Apollo and Diana, and other gods and heroes of the olden time. Designed to supplement the myths retold by Nathaniel Hawthorne in A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales. Ages 8-10
132 pages $8.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago
by Julia Darrow Cowles
Vivid portrayal of the civic and home life of children in Athens during the reign of Pericles, when the art and architecture of ancient Greece were at their height. Through the eyes of Duris, son of the architect Phorion, and Hiero, son of the sculptor Hermippos, we experience the Greek culture of the times as we accompany them on their journey from home to market-place, wonder at the Acropolis, visit schools and studios, observe festivals, and participate in the Olympic games. Ages 8-10
91 pages $8.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Greece
by James Baikie
Through the eyes of a traveler to ancient Greece, we see how, by reason of geography, Greece became a land of city states. After examining several different city states and their land and naval forces, we watch all Greece come together for the Olympic games. Turning our attention to Athens, we marvel at the theatre, architecture, and sculpture of the age of Pericles. Ages 9-12
115 pages $8.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Stories of the Ancient Greeks
by Charles D. Shaw
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. Ages 8-11
304 pages $13.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Old Greek Stories
by James Baldwin
Delightful retelling in simple language of the stories of the old Greek mythological heroes, and their encounters with Jupiter and the other Olympians. While each story can be read independently, they can also be read as a continuous narrative, with one story leading to the next. Includes the myths of Prometheus, Io, Cadmus, Perseus, and Theseus. A pronunciation guide and numerous illustrations accompany the text. Ages 8-10
179 pages $9.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Three Greek Children
by Alfred J. Church
When events during the Peloponnesian War demand it, the three children of Leon and Elpinicé are dispatched quickly from their home in Athens to take refuge in Sparta. During their sojourn there they learn much about Spartan customs and hear stories from Spartan history, which, when added to their personal experience of Athenian customs and stories of Athenian history, give a full picture of life in ancient Greece as children experienced it in the 5th century B.C. Ages 9-11
148 pages $9.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
Stories of the East from Herodotus
by Alfred J. Church
Engaging narrative of stories from the History of Herodotus, recounting the tale of Croesus and the Fall of Sardis, chronicling the careers of Cyrus and Cambyses, and, finally, documenting Darius's rise to power. The author's The Story of the Persian War continues the account. Includes numerous black and white illustrations from ancient frescoes and sculptures. Ages 12-15
216 pages $10.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
The Story of the Persian War
by Alfred J. Church
Stirring account of the Greeks' encounters with the Persians in the 5th century B.C., including the battle of Marathon, the defense of Thermopylae, and the battle of Salamis, all retold from the history of Herodotus. Illustrations from sculptures and vases accompany the text. Ages 12-15
211 pages $10.95    

Look inside . . .
[Cover]
The Heroes
by Charles Kingsley
Stories of the heroes of ancient Greece, told in fine poetic prose. Includes accounts of Perseus who slew Medusa the Gorgon, Jason who sought the Golden Fleece, and Theseus who slew the Minotaur. By preserving the Greek spirit in the retelling of these myths, Kingsley gives us plain strength and seriousness, courage, steadfastness, and beauty. Dozens of attractive illustrations by T. H. Robinson enliven the text. Ages 9-12
213 pages $10.95    



Printable Order Form   Printable Catalog   Product Information   How to Order   Shipping   Shopping Cart View Cart
Yesterday's Classics Home   Quantity Discounts   Returns   About Us   Contact Us   Privacy Policy