Old Greek Stories

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Author  James Baldwin
Publisher  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date   September 12, 2013
ISBN  1492709042
Pages  114

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Old Greek Stories By James Baldwin Brand New Copy Perhaps no other stories have ever been told so often or listened to with so much pleasure as the classic tales of ancient Greece. For many ages they have been a source of delight to young people and old, to the ignorant and the learned, to all who love to hear about and contemplate things mysterious, beautiful, and grand. They have become so incorporated into our language and thought, and so interwoven with our literature, that we could not do away with them now if we would. They are a portion of our heritage from the distant past, and they form perhaps as important a part of our intellectual life as they did of that of the people among whom they originated. That many of these tales should be read by children at an early age no intelligent person will deny. Sufficient reason for this is to be found in the real pleasure that every child derives from their perusal: and in the preparation of this volume no other reason has been considered. I have here attempted to tell a few stories of Jupiter and his mighty company and of some of the old Greek heroes, simply as stories, nothing more. CONTENTS. JUPITER AND HIS MIGHTY COMPANY. THE GOLDEN AGE. THE STORY OF PROMETHEUS. THE FLOOD. THE STORY OF IO. THE WONDERFUL WEAVER. THE LORD OF THE SILVER BOW. ADMETUS AND ALCESTIS. CADMUS AND EUROPA. THE QUEST OF MEDUSA'S HEAD. THE STORY OF ATALANTA THE HORSE AND THE OLIVE THE ADVENTURES OF THESEUS. THE WONDERFUL ARTISAN. THE CRUEL TRIBUTE.

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