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George W Guest             — Date: Apr 28, 2017

Reading Progress for Ancient Greece - I

Reading Requirement: Students are asked to read at least six books, and earn 400 Reading Credits for this course. George W Guest             has earned credits for reading the following books.

Book Title Credits
Famous Men of Greece by John Haaren    (Read 100% of 94 credits ) Updated: May 21, 2013
Biographical sketches of thirty-five of the most prominent characters in Greek history, from legendary times to the fall of Greece. It begins with the great heroes of Greek Mythology and then follows prominent Greek leaders from the earliest days of Spartan and Athens to the decline of Greece during the Hellenistic era . Each story is told in a clear, simple manner and is well calculated to awaken the youthful imagination.
94
The Story of the Greeks by Helene Guerber    (Read 100% of 100 credits ) Updated: May 02, 2013
Elementary history of Greece, made up principally of stories about persons, giving at the same time a clear idea of the most important events in the ancient world and calculated to enforce the lessons of perseverance, courage, patriotism, and virtue that are taught by the noble lives described. Beginning with the legends of Jason, Theseus, and events surrounding the Trojan War, the narrative moves on to present the contrasting city-states of Sparta and Athens, the war against Persia, their conflicts with each other, the feats of Alexander the Great, and annexation by Rome.
100
Stories from Greek History by Ethelwyn Lemon    (Read 100% of 36 credits ) Updated: May 14, 2013
In this short, but beautifully told book, only six of the many inspiring stories from Geek History could be told. They include the story of Solon, the law-giver of Athens, Themistocles and the battle of Salamis, Pelopidas and Epaminondas and the Boeotian Wars, Timoloen and the liberation of Sicily, Demosthenes, the orator of Athens, and Alexander the Great.
36
Stories from the Iliad by Jeanie Lang    (Read 100% of 39 credits ) Updated: May 18, 2013
This version of Homer's Iliad is part of the Told to the Children series. It is greatly condensed, beautifully illustrated, and recounted in a suitable manner for younger children. The story of The Iliad, begins with the legend of the goddesses and the golden apple, and ends with the death of Hector, but does not include the fall of Troy. A good first introduction to Homer for young grammar school students.
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Stories from the Odyssey by Jeanie Lang    (Read 100% of 39 credits ) Updated: May 18, 2013
This short version of Homer's Odyssey is part of the Told to the Children series. It is significantly shorted, nicely illustrated, and told in a manner that is suitable for young children. The adventures of Odysseus, a Greek soldier returning from the Trojan war, begin in the land of the Lotus Eater, and continue with his encounters with Cyclopes, Circe, the Sirens, and Calypso before he returns home to Ithaca, where his faithful wife Penelope awaits him.
39
Greek Gods and Heroes by S. B. Harding    (Read 35% of 59 credits ) Updated: May 31, 2013
The major portion of this books tells delightful stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes of old. Included are the Gods of Olympus as well as lesser known stories such as that of Helios, Eros, and Pan. The stories of the well know Greek Heroes, both mythical and real-life follow. The stories of Lycurgus and Leonidas follow those of Jason and Theseus in such a way that the distinction between myth and true history seems almost blurred.
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TOTAL329**

Reading Progress for Ancient Rome - I

Reading Requirement: Students are asked to read at least six books, and earn 400 Reading Credits for this course. George W Guest             has earned credits for reading the following books.

Book Title Credits
Famous Men of Rome by John Haaren    (Read 100% of 96 credits ) Updated: May 07, 2013
Attractive biographical sketches of twenty-eight of the most prominent characters in the history of ancient Rome, from its founding to its fall. Includes most of the best known characters from the kingdom and republic of Rome, as well as the most prominent personages from the imperial age. Each story is told in a clear, simple manner, and is well calculated to awaken and stimulate the youthful imagination.
96
Story of the Romans by Helene Guerber    (Read 75% of 114 credits ) Updated: May 21, 2013
This elementary history of Rome presents short stories of the great heroes, mythical and historical, from Aeneas and the founding of Rome to the fall of the western empire. Around the famous characters of Rome are graphically grouped the great events with which their names will forever stand connected. Vivid descriptions bring to life the events narrated, making history attractive to the young, and awakening their enthusiasm for further reading and study.
86
Our Little Carthaginian Cousin by C. V. Winlow    (Read 100% of 36 credits ) Updated: May 07, 2013
This story about a Carthaginian boy named Hanno takes place during the era between the first and second Punic Wars. Instead of focusing on historical events, the author emphasizes the customs and daily lives of typical Carthaginian of the era. The drama of the story peaks when Hanno rescues his sister from the murderous priests of Carthage, and eventually joins the army of Hannibal.
36
Our Little Roman Cousin by Julia D. Cowles    (Read 100% of 37 credits ) Updated: Apr 14, 2013
This book tells the story of Marcus, a young boy who lived in the final years of the Roman Republic during the age of Julius Caesar and Cicero. The focus of this children's book is less on political events than on the everyday life of a boy growing to manhood during the close of the Republican era.
37
Stories from Roman History by Lena Dalkeith    (Read 100% of 40 credits ) Updated: May 15, 2013
This children's book was written as a first introduction to Roman history for elementary students. It is too short to introduce Roman history in a comprehensive manner, but instead recounts stories about some of the most famous heroes of Republic Rome. Subjects include Horatius and Coriolanus, heroes of the early Republic; Hannibal, Fabius Cunctator, and Scipio Africanus, military leaders of the Punic Wars; and Pompey and Julius Caesar, protagonists of the Caesarean Civil War, which brought the republic to an end.
40
City of the Seven Hills by S. B. Harding    (Read 35% of 116 credits ) Updated: Jun 21, 2013
This short history of Rome is part of a four book set, intended for middle school readers that introduces the major points of world history. Like most Roman histories written for younger students it focuses primarily on the Kingdom and Republican eras, and conveys all of the major legends and hero stories of the age. Harding is exceptionally good at conveying the essential stories of an era in concise, but engaging prose. An excellent introduction to Roman history for novices.
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TOTAL336**

Reading Progress for British Middle Ages - I

Reading Requirement: Students are asked to read at least six books, and earn 400 Reading Credits for this course. George W Guest             has earned credits for reading the following books.

Book Title Credits
Cambridge Historical Reader by Cambridge Press    (Read 100% of 72 credits ) Updated: Apr 07, 2013
This grammar school level introduction to British history covers many of the most important characters and incidents of British history, and is richly illustrated. It covers many of the most important and romantic incidents of English history, from the rebellion of Boadicea to the reign of Queen Victoria, in a manner that is easily accessible to elementary students.
72
The Story of the English by Helene Guerber    (Read 89% of 145 credits ) Updated: Jun 25, 2013
Middle school level introduction to British history, from the age of the Celts and Druids to the Victorian Age. Many of the most romantic stories from English history are recounted in simple terms for school aged children. Includes a great many famous anecdotes and legends from English history. Stories about Arthur, Alfred, Canute, Lady Godiva, William the Conqueror, Thomas Becket, Richard Coeur d' Leon, and many others English heroes are featured.
129
Stories of Beowulf by H. E. Marshall    (Read 100% of 32 credits ) Updated: Apr 16, 2013
This volume retells the famous Anglo-Saxon saga in the manner of a folktale, with the heroic qualities emphasized. It relates how Beowulf, the hero of the Saxons, came to Daneland and how he overcame the ogre Grendel and the water witch. It closes with the story of how the fire dragon warred with the Goth folk and how Beowulf fought his last fight.
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The Story of Francis Drake by Mrs. O. Elton    (Read 100% of 38 credits ) Updated: Apr 15, 2013
Sir Francis Drake was one of the most colorful characters in Elizabethan England. He was a sworn enemy of the Spanish and spent many years plundering their ships and towns in the new world, both to enrich himself and to strike a blow at England's most threatening enemy. He was only the second European, after Magellan, to pass Cape Horn in South America and sail around the world, but it is his daring feats and audacious exploits against Spain for which he is best known.
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Stories from English History by Hilda Skae    (Read 33% of 41 credits ) Updated: Apr 04, 2013
This book recounts six stories from early English history, written for grammar school students, beginning with the Celtic hero Caradoc and ending with Sir Francis Drake. Other tales include the story of Augustine of Kent and the conversion of the Saxons to Christianity, William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings, King John and the murder of his rival Prince Arthur, and the story of the Black Prince at Crecy and Poitiers.
14
The Story of Robert Bruce by Jeanie Lang    (Read 100% of 47 credits ) Updated: Jun 15, 2013
This story of Robert Bruce, hero of Scotland, is an action packed tale of one of the greatest patriotic heroes of Scotland. Deprived of his crown by Edward I. of England, who had completely subjugated Scotland by the time he came of age, he won back Scotland's independence against terrific odds. With lots of hand-to-hand combat, treachery, and larger-than-life action, the story of Robert the Bruce is one of the greatest adventure-dramas in English history.
47
Days of Alfred the Great by E. M. Tappan    (Read 100% of 94 credits ) Updated: Jul 05, 2013
The story of the life of Alfred the Great, is presented in a manner that is of great interest to younger students. The book places great emphasis on the childhood of Alfred, and tells how at twenty-two he inherited a land overrun by savage pirates,—a restless ignorant, defenseless land. After spending most of his youth in conflict with the invaders, the final chapters tell how he fought the Danes and restored the country to a condition of peace and safety.
94
Famous Men of the Middle Ages by John Haaren    (Read 33% of 98 credits ) Updated: Apr 07, 2013
Attractive biographical sketches of thirty-five of the most prominent characters in the history of the Middle Ages, from the barbarian invasions to the invention of the printing press. Subjects include Rollo the Viking, Henry the Fowler, Canute the Great, Peter the Hermit, Marco Polo, and many more. Each story is told in a clear, simple manner, and is well calculated to awaken and stimulate the youthful imagination.
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TOTAL459**