Famous Men of Greece – Text (Second Edition)

By: A. B. Poland, John H. Haaren


If the Romans were history’s great men of action, the Greeks were history’s great men of thought. Dive into the lives and minds of thirty-two famous Greeks through stories detailing the rise, Golden Age, and fall of Greece. The triumphs of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Odysseus, Pericles, Alexander the Great, and many others will enable your students to understand why the scope of Greek accomplishment is still known today as “The Greek Miracle.”

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Why study history through its famous men? Haaren and Poland answer in their preface: “The study of history, like the study of a landscape, should begin with the most conspicuous features. Not until these have been fixed in memory will the lesser features fall into their appropriate places and assume their right proportions. In order to attract and hold the child’s attention, each conspicuous feature of history presented to him should have an individual for its center. The child sees himself as this individual. It is not Romulus or Hercules or Caesar or Alexander that the child has in mind when he reads, but himself, acting under the prescribed conditions. Prominent educators, appreciating these truths, have long recognized the value of biography as a preparation for the study of history and have given it an important place in their scheme of studies.”

The first 11 lessons are a review of Greek mythology and are therefore not included on either the Final Exam or the Famous Men of Greece Flashcards.

Companion Products

Famous Men of Greece – Set

Famous Men of Greece – Student Guide
Famous Men of Greece – Teacher Guide
Famous Men of Greece – Flashcards

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Weight .42 kg
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .25 in


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A. B. Poland,
John H. Haaren


Memoria Press




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