Ancient Greece: Streams of History

This reprint of a 1902 edition by Ellwood Kemp narratively presents the main geographical features of Greece and provides interesting historical sketches of the life of the Greeks at four different stages of their development: Age of Homer, Persian Wars, Age of Pericles, and Age of Alexander the Great.

The writing emphasizes Greece’s growth to a land of great beauty and shows Alexander’s influence in spreading Hellenistic culture through Egypt and Asia. The text provides a good look at the rise and fall of ancient Greece without seeking to glorify the Greek gods or the Greeks’ system of beliefs. This book is scheduled for the child to read independently.

You can read the first chapter here.