Famous Men of Greece
In "Famous Men of Greece," John Haaren teaches the history of that nation chronologically, as students read short biographical sketches outlining the ... Show synopsis In "Famous Men of Greece," John Haaren teaches the history of that nation chronologically, as students read short biographical sketches outlining the lives of important figures. The selections begin with the Greek creation and flood stories, then continue with legendary figures like Perseus, Hercules, and Jason. Then come the leaders of the Trojan War: Agamemnon, Achilles, & Odysseus. The lawgivers of the Greek cities (Lycurgus, Draco, & Solon) are profiled and the leaders who led the defense of Greece against the Persian invasion are covered (Miltiades, Leonidas, & Themistocles). The second half of the book covers the Greek classical period (Pericles, Alcibiades, & Socrates) and finally, the age of Alexander the Great (Demosthenes, Aristotle, & Ptolemy). Children as well as adults will enjoy "Famous Men of Greece."