• Civilization,  Greece,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore,  Religions,  Zeus

    Zeus : a study in ancient religion PDF book (1940) by Arthur Bernard Cook

    Zeus: a study in ancient religion PDF book (1940) by Arthur Bernard Cook The book illustrates the ancient Greek Religion and beliefs, the book contains 1000 pages, it is a great source to understand Greek mythology.Contents of the book 1-Zeus god of the bright sky.-2. Zeus god of the dark sky (thunder and lightning) Arthur Bernard Cook was a British classical scholar, known for work in archaeology and the history of religions. He is best known for his three-part work Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion ExcerptChrysostomos is a memorable sentence declared Zeus to be ‘the giver of all good things, the Father, the Saviour, the Keeper of mankind.’ On…

  • Biography,  Greece,  History

    Greek leaders (1918) Free PDF book by Leslie White Hopkinson

    Greek leaders  (1918) Free PDF book (11 Ancient Leaders) by Leslie White Hopkinson Content of the book Introduction.–Solon.–Themistocles.–Pericles.–Alcibiades.–Socrates.–Agesilaus.–Dionysius the Elder.–Epaminondas.–Demosthenes.–Alexander the Great.–Aratus.–Summary of Greek history Excerpt from the book’s introductionIn trying to present in one short and readable volume the results of the best scholarship applied to eleven different subjects, I have of course had to consult a great number and variety of authorities, more than it is practicable to enumerate here.  My obligations, however, to the various translators upon whom I have so freely drawn must be acknowledged in more detail. The version of Plutarch is “that commonly known as Dryden’s,” revised and edited by Arthur Hugh Clough. Those…

  • Alexander the great,  Biography,  Greece,  History

    Alexander the Great Free PDF book (1914) by Ada Russell

    Alexander the Great Free PDF book (1914) by Ada Russell Alexander the Great And Diogenes from the book Excerpt:It is difficult to realize that the earth on which Alexander the Great was born was the same in its main outlines as the earth on which we stand today, and at the same time to realize how very different from our present knowledge were men’s ideas then of its area. Even modern writers picture Alexander as primitive in his notions, and it will be interesting to remember when we find him anxious to press ever farther and farther east and south, that the philosophers of his time, especially his great teacher…

  • Dictionary,  Greece,  Greek Language,  Latin Language,  Learn Languages,  Quotations,  Teach yourself

    PDF Dictionary of Latin and Greek quotations, proverbs, maxims, and motto Henry Riley (1891)

    Dictionary of Latin and Greek quotations, proverbs, maxims, and mottos, classical and medieval, including law terms and phrases  PDF book Henry Riley  (1891) A Dictionary of Latin Quotations more copious, correct, and complete than any hitherto published had long been a cherished ideal of the publisher and awaited only- time and circumstance for its development. Finding in the present editor a gentleman well qualified both by reading and industry to carry out his views, he placed the materials in his hands, and these with large additions, the fruit of further researches, are now laid before the reader.  The present collection differs from its predecessors in being limited exclusively to Latin and…

  • Greece,  History,  Mythology and Folklore

    Myths of old Greece Free PDF book by Mara L. Pratt (1896) With Illustrations

    Myths of old Greece Free PDF book by Mara L. Pratt  (1896) With Illustrations Contents of the book Orpheus and Eurydice 7 Hercules 15 Theseus 34 Daedalus 47 The Race of Atlanta 52 Castor and Pollux 59 The Bee Keeper g3 Arion the Prize- Winner 73 Arion’s Return gO Alpheus and Arethusa 92 The Golden Apple ………. 07 Ulysses’ Return to Greece 12:, Polyphemus 132.Eolus, the Wind-Keeper 139 Circe’s Palace 14 7 The Sirens 153 Scylla and Charybdis 157 Excerpt from the first chapter Orpheus was the son of the god Apollo; and Apollo, proud of his beautiful son, gave him his own mellow-stringed lyre, and taught him to play…

  • Civilization,  Greece,  History

    Ancient Athens Free PDF book by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1907) (with Illustrations)

    Ancient Athens Free PDF book by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1907) (with  Illustrations) Athens The author of a book on Ancient Athens must need to owe much to his predecessors, and these are so many that, in an attempt to make more particular acknowledgment, there is no little danger of omission. In stating a few of the sources from which I am conscious of having borrowed most, I have no wish to slight the more numerous authorities to which others, and possibly I myself, owe as great or perhaps a greater debt. But this difficulty can hardly be avoided without allowing a preface to grow into a bibliography. Among earlier travelers,…

  • Art,  Civilization,  Editor's Picks,  Greece,  History,  pinned,  Sculpture

    A handbook of Greek sculpture Free PDF book (1905) by Ernest Arthur Gardner (With Illustrations)

    A handbook of Greek sculpture  Free PDF book (1905) by Ernest Arthur Gardner (With 142 Illustrations) Great book, if you are interested in art and history of the Greek civilizatiion. This book contains more  than 600 pages and full of illustrations and valuable information which is hard to be found in other modern books. this is must-read book. I keep it in mobile as reference.  Excerpt from the author’s introduction: Although there are several histories of Greek sculpture, the need for a handbook on a smaller scale and of somewhat different scope is, I believe, generally felt. What is wanted is a general outline of our present knowledge of Greek…

  • Greece,  History

    PDF book: A history of Greece from the earliest times to the death of Alexander the Great (1905)

    Download PDF book: A history of Greece from the earliest times to the death of Alexander the Great (1905)  by Charles Oman   A history of Greece Introduction by Charles OmanFrom time to time I have found it necessary to rewrite portions of this book, in order to keep it abreast of modern discoveries. In the second edition some sixty pages had to be more or less recast, and this year I have thought it well to reconstruct the whole of Chapter II., which deals with the origins of the Greek nationality. Archaeological evidence on the prehistoric days of the Aegean lands has been accumulating so fast of late, that the whole section…

  • Alexander,  Arrian,  Biography,  Greece,  History

    The Anabasis of Alexander 1884 , The history of the wars and conquests of Alexander the Great

     Download PDF: The Anabasis of Alexander, The history of the wars and conquests of Alexander the Great The Anabasis of Alexander was composed by Arrian of Nicomedia in the second century AD, most probably during the reign of Hadrian. The Anabasis (which survives complete in seven books) is a history of the campaigns of Alexander the Great, specifically his conquest of the Persian Empire between 336 and 323 BC. Both the unusual title “Anabasis” (literally “a journey up-country from the sea”) and the work’s seven-book structure reflect Arrian’s emulation (in structure, style, and content) of the Greek historian Xenophon, whose own Anabasis in seven books concerned the earlier campaign “up-country”…