Extract-This history tells of the wanderings of Ulysses and his followers in their return from Troy, after the destruction of that famous city of Asia by the Grecians.
Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda whose abduction by Paris caused the Trojan war.
The story of Ulysses and his long journey home after the fall of Troy.
Extract-Long ago, in a little island called Ithaca, on the west coast of Greece, there lived a king named Laertes.' His kingdom was small and mountainous.' People used to say that Ithaca 'lay like a shield upon the sea,' which sounds as if it were a flat country.'
A detailed look at this conflict starting with the early Greeks.
The following pages give some account of the customs and institutions of the Romans and of ancient Mythology in a form adapted to the use of classical schools.
Three thousand years ago the world was still young. The western continent was a huge wilderness, and the greater part of Europe was inhabited by savage and wandering tribes. Only a few nations at the eastern end of the Mediterranean and in the neighbouring parts of Asia had learned to dwell in cities, to use a written language, to make laws for themselves, and to live in a more orderly fashion. Of these nations the most brilliant was that of the Greeks.