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Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15) The Romance of Reality   By: (1833-1922)

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[Illustration: A GREEK SHEPHERD, OLYMPIA.]

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Historical Tales

The Romance of Reality

By

CHARLES MORRIS

Author of "Half Hours with the Best American Authors," "Tales from the Dramatists," etc.

IN FIFTEEN VOLUMES

Volume X

Greek

J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON

Copyright, 1896, by J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY. Copyright, 1904, by J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY. Copyright, 1908, by J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

CONTENTS.

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HOW TROY WAS TAKEN 7

THE VOYAGE OF THE ARGONAUTS 28

THESEUS AND ARIADNE 33

THE SEVEN AGAINST THEBES 41

LYCURGUS AND THE SPARTAN LAWS 50

ARISTOMENES, THE HERO OF MESSENIA 60

SOLON, THE LAW GIVER OF ATHENS 67

THE FORTUNE OF CROESUS 77

THE SUITORS OF AGARISTÉ 86

THE TYRANTS OF CORINTH 93

THE RING OF POLYCRATES 100

THE ADVENTURES OF DEMOCEDES 109

DARIUS AND THE SCYTHIANS 117

THE ATHENIANS AT MARATHON 126

XERXES AND HIS ARMY 135

HOW THE SPARTANS DIED AT THERMOPYLÆ 144

THE WOODEN WALLS OF ATHENS 154

PLATÆA'S FAMOUS DAY 165

FOUR FAMOUS MEN OF ATHENS 174

HOW ATHENS ROSE FROM ITS ASHES 186

THE PLAGUE AT ATHENS 194

THE ENVOYS OF LIFE AND DEATH 200

THE DEFENCE OF PLATÆA 205

HOW THE LONG WALLS WENT DOWN 213

SOCRATES AND ALCIBIADES 221

THE RETREAT OF THE TEN THOUSAND 231

THE RESCUE OF THEBES 245

THE HUMILIATION OF SPARTA 259

TIMOLEON, THE FAVORITE OF FORTUNE 271

THE SACRED WAR 288

ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND DARIUS 296

THE WORLD'S GREATEST ORATOR 305

THE OLYMPIC GAMES 315

PYRRHUS AND THE ROMANS 324

PHILOPOEMEN AND THE FALL OF SPARTA 334

THE DEATH STRUGGLE OF GREECE 345

ZENOBIA AND LONGINUS 351

THE LITERARY GLORY OF GREECE 360

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

GREEK.

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A GREEK SHEPHERD, OLYMPIA Frontispiece .

PARTING OF HECTOR AND ANDROMACHE 15

OEDIPUS AND ANTIGONE 42

GRECIAN LADIES AT HOME 87

THE ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS 98

RUINS OF THE PARTHENON 130

THE PLACE OF ASSEMBLY OF THE ATHENIANS 145

THE VICTORS AT SALAMIS 160

ANCIENT ENTRANCE TO THE STADIUM, ATHENS 181

A REUNION AT THE HOUSE OF ASPASIA 190

PIRÆUS, THE PORT OF ATHENS 213

PRISON OF SOCRATES, ATHENS 229

GATE OF THE AGORA, OR OIL MARKET, ATHENS 255

BED OF THE RIVER KLADEOS 289

THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT 300

THE MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES IN THE STADIUM 316

THE THEATRE OF BACCHUS, ATHENS 322

REMAINS OF THE TEMPLE OF MINERVA, CORINTH 345

THE RUINS OF PALMYRA 358

ALONG THE COAST OF GREECE 362

HOW TROY WAS TAKEN.

The far famed Helen, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta, was the most beautiful woman in the world. And from her beauty and faithlessness came the most celebrated of ancient wars, with death and disaster to numbers of famous heroes and the final ruin of the ancient city of Troy. The story of these striking events has been told only in poetry. We propose to tell it again in sober prose.

But warning must first be given that Helen and the heroes of the Trojan war dwelt in the mist land of legend and tradition, that cloud realm from which history only slowly emerged... Continue reading book >>




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