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Buried Cities, Volume 2 Olympia   By: (1875-1921)

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In the second volume of Buried Cities, Olympia, Jennie Hall dives even deeper into the mesmerizing world of ancient civilizations. This captivating book takes readers on a fascinating journey through the ruins of Olympia, bringing the long-forgotten glory of this ancient Greek city back to life.

Hall's attention to detail is remarkable, as she vividly describes the structures, monuments, and landmarks of Olympia. Her meticulous research shines through, providing readers with a wealth of historical information. From the Temple of Zeus to the Olympic Stadium, every corner of Olympia is meticulously unraveled, revealing its profound cultural and historical significance.

What sets this book apart is Hall's ability to present complex historical facts in an engaging and accessible manner. She effortlessly weaves together stories of renowned athletes, powerful gods, and esteemed philosophers, seamlessly connecting the past to the present. The author's writing style possesses a beautiful balance of elegance and simplicity, making it suitable for both avid history enthusiasts and casual readers alike.

One of the most captivating aspects of Volume 2 is the way Hall brings ancient Olympia to life. Through her descriptive prose, readers can almost feel the energy of the Olympic Games, hear the thunderous applause of the crowds, and witness the dedication of the athletes. The book's illustrations further enhance this immersive experience, allowing readers to visualize and appreciate the grandeur of Olympia.

In addition to its historical richness, the book also delves into the social and cultural aspects of Olympia. Hall explores the roles of women, the importance of religion, and the impact of ancient Greek philosophy on society. This multi-dimensional approach provides a more holistic understanding of Olympia and enriches the overall reading experience.

While the book primarily focuses on Olympia, Hall also ventures beyond its borders, shedding light on the wider Greek history and the interconnectedness of ancient civilizations. This broader perspective adds depth and context to the narrative, reinforcing the idea that Olympia's legacy is not isolated but rather an integral part of a greater historical tapestry.

Buried Cities, Volume 2 Olympia is a captivating exploration of an ancient city that once stood as the epitome of human achievement. Jennie Hall's passion for history shines through every page, making the past come alive in a way that is both enlightening and enchanting. This book is a must-read for anyone with an interest in ancient civilizations, as it offers a rewarding glimpse into an extraordinary world that continues to captivate us today.

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BURIED CITIES, PART 2

OLYMPIA

BY

JENNIE HALL

Author of "Four Old Greeks," Etc. Instructor in History and English in the Francis W. Parker School, Chicago

With Many Drawings and Photographs From Original Sources

The publishers are grateful to the estate of Miss Jennie Hall and to her many friends for assistance in planning the publication of this book. Especial thanks are due to Miss Nell C. Curtis of the Lincoln School, New York City, for helping to finish Miss Hall's work of choosing the pictures, and to Miss Irene I. Cleaves of the Francis Parker School, Chicago, who wrote the captions. It was Miss Katharine Taylor, now of the Shady Hill School, Cambridge, who brought these stories to our attention.

FOREWORD: TO BOYS AND GIRLS

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