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The Story of the Greeks is your narrative history spine for this section of the history study. In 115 brief chapters (most one to two pages in length), The Story of the Greeks covers Greek history from the Tower of Babel dispersion to the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC. The Story of the Greeks is intended to be a child’s first introduction to classical history in the grammar stage, and the chapters can be either read out loud by the teacher, or read silently by the child. Since The Story of the Greeks was written over 100 years ago before the dumbing down of American education, the rich vocabulary and literary style is also readily enjoyed by children of all ages, even into the higher stages of the trivium.
At the proper places in the narrative, set aside The Story of the Greeks for a day or two and read the following books to your children. (The proper place is indicated in each book’s description.) They elaborate on the events described in the narrative history, and were chosen specifically to provide a fuller picture of pivotal persons and events encountered in the narrative history study.
Not every additional book listed here is necessary to give children a complete knowledge of Greek history. Using only The Story of the Greeks will do that. Use these additional books as desired, some, all, or none.
The Story of the Greeks
H. A. Guerber
"Overview of the era"