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Product Details

  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477665986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477665985
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,583,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By K. Steele on August 10, 2010
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Just a few things to consider when looking at this particular edition....
the text is the same as the other edition (you know, the one the "look inside" feature uses), but be aware that this particular cheaper volume does not have any of the maps or illustrations. It is ONLY text. Also, the font looks like an old fashioned typewriter - it's not one of the newer, more commonly used fonts for books. Had I known this to be the case, I would have spent the extra few dollars for the Yesterday's Classics version. The "look inside" feature DID indicate it was from the Yesterday's Classics one, so I don't fault Amazon for that at all. It still would have been nice to know, however, that this edition had no illustrations.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By L. R. Runnels on March 28, 2008
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Skip the boring, tedious textbooks! Guerber brings history facts to life in story book fashion. I am convinced that children would enjoy learning history in school if they could read from books like this rather than from textbooks. My 6th grade home-schooler read this a few chapters at a time while we were studying Ancient Greece. He always wanted to keep reading farther than what I had assigned him for that day. I highly recommend this book for 5th through 8th graders. We also enjoyed "The Story of the Romans" by the same author.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Marco Antonio Abarca VINE VOICE on November 23, 2009
H.A. Guerber published "The Story of the Greeks" in 1896. Her works are currently being re-issued by a number of different publishing companies. Her new found popularity is taking place because her works are free of copyright restrictions and they meet the needs of parents who are homeschooling their children. I'm lucky that my children are able to attend a very good school and I do not have to homeschool them. Nevertheless, I share the homeschooler's fascination with classical education. It is important that children learn the concrete details of history and geography starting at an early age.

"The Story of the Greeks" tracks the history of Greece from mythic times through to the absorption of Greece into the Roman Empire. H.A. Guerber wrote this book for children and she does an able job of shaping a narrative suited for children. I read this book to my six year old son and we both enjoyed it. All the important events and characters have been introduced and we will get to know them better in other children's books. After we finish up on the Greeks, we will move onto the Romans and I will purchase her book on the story of the Romans. Recommended.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Thomas P. Dixon on January 11, 2011
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This is not a finished book and should not be sold as such. It simply contains incomplete proofs in poor typeset, sometimes with only two lines centered on the middle of a page (when the section ends). Instead of having the illustrations, it has notes to an editor in brackets that say [Illustration: Trojan horse], for example. And I'm pretty sure that the author's name (on the cover) is not supposed to have an upside down question mark. There really must be some mistake that caused this to be sold as a real book that anyone would desire to buy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sci Fi Fan on October 14, 2011
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This is a free Kindle ebook version of this book. There are no noticable printing errors as are found in a good bit of free stuff. The book is very thorough and well-written. Some points seem like they need pictures to be there and I am told that a ebook edition exists with art. I did not find said edition. This is an engaging and easily understood history of the Greeks. It spans through mythology, to the pretty much present day. I am highly interested in history and I recommend this book highly! There is also, by the same author, a history of the Romans. I will check that out soon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BaronSecluna on January 4, 2014
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I found the information contained in this volume to be an interesting enjoyable read if you are a history buff. However, the beginning chapters open up with how a slew of Egyptian princes actually found and created the skills and knowledge that was responsible for the Greek legacy in history. I have not read much of that information and don't know how legitimate that is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 25, 2013
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The book does not purport to be a scholarly thesis on the Greeks when they were the center of the universe as they knew it. It isn't but it does give a good update on many of the characters and events so for that purpose it was worthwhile reading but not great reading.
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By Kindle Customer on October 11, 2014
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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 book for general knowledge of ancient Greece. I feel that the author wasn't prioritizing much though. She dedicated half of a chapter to the early Greeks and Inachus. However, when she got to the Roman occupation, there was much much less even though that was the end of the city-states as a superpower. Not too bad, but not too good. Eh.
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