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The Story of the Greeks

The Story of the Greeks [Kindle Edition]

H. A. (Hélène Adeline) Guerber
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 323 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1599150115
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,659 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Misleading title, interesting content 2 May 2014
By Jules
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This is not a 19th Century history of Greece. I bought it so that I could compare and contrast historiographies. Not a wise move.

This is a telling of Greek myths. Short, sharp, fast paced (for those who want to know the story without all the description and detail) on this basis the book is actually rather good. Not what I was expecting, but good none-the-less.

If you want a compressed tome on Greek myths you could do a lot worse than start here. And the language and sentiments expressed in the book are Victorian; written long before political correctness and diplomatically expressed opinion were 'invented'.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Is the Author a teacher? 21 Jan 2014
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I felt after a while a little tired of the condescening manner in which it was related; "As we have already discovered, if you remember..." sort of thing! OK, it's all been done (to death?) before, but old subjects can be revived in such ways
as to make things 'seem' fresh. (This isn't one of those ways for me!)
I didn't have a 'classics' education, and usually enjoy bits of 'what I missed' all those years ago!
(Must try harder!!)
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2.0 out of 5 stars boring 26 Mar 2013
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Not an easy book to read and will probably delete it from my library. I was interested in Greek Mythology but this was the wrong choice.
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While the vocabulary used is quite sophisticated, the book reads as one toned down for children. This does make it accessible, but I found myself considering motives and actions separately from the reading. Since I only had a passing curiosity about Greece in History because of another book (fiction) I'd read recently, this did serve to fill in a few gaps in my knowledge and confirmed some historical facts for me.
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