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On the Shores of the Great Sea

On the Shores of the Great Sea by M. B. Synge
By: (1861-1939)

"On the Shores of the Great Sea" by M. B. Synge is a captivating and educational journey through ancient history. The author expertly weaves together historical facts and engaging storytelling to bring to life the civilizations of the Near East, from the Sumerians and Babylonians to the Egyptians and Phoenicians. Synge's narrative style is clear and concise, making it easy for readers to follow along and absorb the wealth of information presented.

One of the highlights of the book is its focus on the connections between different civilizations, showing how trade, diplomacy, and war shaped the ancient world. The author also delves into the daily lives of people living in these civilizations, providing a glimpse into their customs, beliefs, and traditions. This adds depth and richness to the historical narrative, making it more relatable and engaging for readers.

Overall, "On the Shores of the Great Sea" is a well-rounded and informative exploration of ancient history, suitable for both casual readers and history enthusiasts. It is a must-read for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the ancient Near East and the foundations of Western civilization.

Book Description:
Book I of the "Story of the World" series. Focuses on the civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea from the time of Abraham to the birth of Christ. Brief histories of the Ancient Israelites, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Scythians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans are given, concluding with the conquest of the entire Mediterranean by Rome. Important myths and legends that preceded recorded history are also related. Ages 9-18

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