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    DescriptionThe Story of the Greeks The Complete Story Although Greece (or Hellas) is only half as large as the State of New York, it holds a very important place in the history of the world. It is situated in the southern part of Europe, cut off from the rest of the continent by a chain of high mountains which form a great wall on the north. It is surrounded on nearly all sides by the blue waters of the Med-it-er-rane-an Sea, which stretch so far inland that it is said no part of the country is forty miles from the sea, or ten miles from the hills. Thus shut in by sea and mountains, it forms a little territory by itself, and it was the home of a noted people. The history of Greece goes back to the time when people did not know how to write, and kept no record of what was happening around them. For a long while the stories told by parents to their children were the only information which could be had about the country and its former inhabitants; and these stories, slightly changed by every new teller, grew more and more extraordinary as time passed. At last they were so changed that no one could tell where the truth ended and fancy began. The beginning of Greek history is therefore like a fairy tale; and while much of it cannot, of course, be true, it is the only information we have about the early Greeks. It is these strange fireside stories, which used to amuse Greek children so many years ago, that you are first going to hear.


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    Title
    The Story of the Greeks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) H A Guerber
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 204
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781493640348
    ISBN 10: 1493640348
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    DC22: 938
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Ingram Subject Code: CLHP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS035000
    LC classification: DF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Createspace
    Imprint name
    Createspace
    Publication date
    31 October 2013