Stories from Herodotus

Stories from Herodotus

by Lorna Oakes


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910461082
Publisher: Claret Press
Publication date: 02/24/2016
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lorna Oakes was a lecturer in Egyptology at Birkbeck College. As a Specialist Assistant in the Education Service of the British Museum, Lorna has also delivered numerous lectures on ancient Egypt and the Near East in the museum's public gallery talks programme. For almost thirty years she has led small group study tours to Egypt, Syria, China and Tibet.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I King Croesus of Lydia The story of Croesus and Solon Croesus' dream Croesus and the Oracle at Delphi The battle for Sardis Croesus and Cyrus Part II King Cyrus of Persia Part III Herodotus in Egypt Cheops and the Great Pyramid How Psammeticus became king Apries and Amasis Part IV Greeks and Persians Polycrates, ruler of Samos Democedes, the famous doctor of Crotona Darius and the Greeks Xerxes and the ghost Xerxes' invasion of Greece Leonidas and the battle for Thermopylae The Battle for Athens

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