Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

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by Jacob Abbott
     
 

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THE history of the life of every individual who has, for any reason, attracted

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THE history of the life of every individual who has, for any reason, attracted extensively the attention of mankind, has been written in a great variety of ways by a multitude of authors, and persons sometimes wonder why we should have so many different accounts of the same thing. The reason is, that each one of these accounts is intended for a different set of readers, who read with ideas and purposes widely dissimilar from each other. Among the twenty millions of people in the United States, there are perhaps two millions, between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five, who wish to become acquainted, in general, with the leading events in the history of the Old World, and of ancient times, but who, coming upon the stage in this land and at this period, have ideas and conceptions so widely different from those of other nations and of other times, that a mere republication of existing accounts is not what they require. The story must be told expressly to them. The things that are to be explained, the points that are to be brought out, the comparative degree of prominence to be given to the various particulars, will all be different, on account of the difference in the situation, the ideas, and the objects of these new readers, compared with those of the various other classes of readers which former authors have had in view. It is for this reason, and with this view, that the present series of historical narratives is presented to the public. The author, having had some opportunity to become acquainted with the position, the ideas, and the intellectual wants of those whom he addresses, presents the result of his labors to them, with the hope that it may be found successful in accomplishing its design.

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ISBN-13:
9781455402175
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
02/01/2011
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Tine Chapter III. The Reaction f I1HE country which was formerly occupied - by Macedon and the other states of Greece is now Turkey in Europe. In the northern part of it is a vast chain of mountains called now the Balkan. In Alexander's day it was Mount Hse- mus. This chain forms a broad belt of lofty and uninhabitable land, and extends from the Black Sea to the Adriatic. A branch of this mountain range, called Rho- dope, extends southwardly from about the middle of its length, as may be seen by the map. Rhodope separated Macedonia from a large and powerful country, which was occupied by a somewhat rude but warlike race of men. This country was Thrace. Thrace was one great fertile basin or valley, sloping toward the centei in every direction, so that all the streams from the mountains, increased by the rams which feD over the whole surface of the ground, flowed to gether into one river, which meandered through the center of the valley, and flowed out at lasl into the JEgean Sea. The name of this rivei nOebnu. ViJJey of tfa Dumb was the Hobrus. All th'e may be seen distinct lv upon the iim.it The Balkan, or Mount Rasmus, as it was then called, formed the great northern frontier of Maoedon and Thrace. From the summits of the range, looking northward, the eye surveyed a vast extent of land, constituting one of th Host extensive and fertile valleys on the globe rbnce. Revolt among the northern oattoM It was the valley :f the Danube. It was inhabited, in those days, by rude tribes whun the Greeks and Romans always designated as bar- tartans. They were, at any rate, wild and warlike, and, as they had not the art of writing, they have left us no records of their institutions or theirhistory. We know nothing of them, or of the other half-civilized nations that oc...

Meet the Author

Jacob Abbott was a congregationalist minister who was perhaps the most influential and prolific author of children's books in the mid-19th century. His series of Rollo books as well as his other series for juveniles were published by numerous firms both in the United States and England. The Maker of History series books were published for more than 50 years and are still popular today among home schoolers. His Lucy series may have been the first girl's series (1842). In all he wrote more than 200 books which were published by more than a hundred different publishers.

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Alexander the Great 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
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Some of the pages are not complete
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Don't buy this. There are too many typos in it.
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