The Story of Civilization: VOLUME I - The Ancient World

The Story of Civilization: VOLUME I - The Ancient World

by Phillip Campbell


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The Story of Civilization: VOLUME I - The Ancient World by Phillip Campbell

Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way.   
The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world.  
Volume I, The Ancient World, begins the journey, covering the time periods from the dawn of history and the early nomads, to the conversion of Emperor Constantine.  Children will learn what life was like in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, Rome, and more, as well as learn the Old Testament stories of the Israelites and the coming of Christ.  
The strength of the content lies not only in the storybook delivery of it, but also in the way it presents history through the faithful prism of the Church. Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? Here, you’ll have the trusted resource you’ve always wanted.  
Did You Know…
·         That young people in the Minoan culture participated in bull leaping games? 
·         That King Xerxes of Persia once ordered his soldiers to whip the waves when the ocean became rocky beneath their boats?
·         That the Greek inventor, Archimedes, built a giant heat ray to protect his hometown, catching enemy ships on fire through the use of sunbeams? 
·         That the powerful Carthaginian general, Hannibal, used elephants to march his army over the Alps on his way to attack Rome? 
·         That Julius Caesar of Rome fell in love with the famous Cleopatra of Egypt? 
Embark on the journey now to learn of all these wonders and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505105667
Publisher: TAN Books
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 466,820
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 6 - 14 Years

About the Author

Phillip Campbell holds a BA in European History from Ave Maria University and a license in Secondary Education through Madonna University. He teaches middle school history and Sacred Scripture for the St. Augustine Homeschool Enrichment Program as well as high school history for Homeschool Connections. Mr. Campbell is the editor of The Complete Works of St. Cyprian of Carthage (Arx Publishing) and has self published several books through his website Cruachan Hill Press. His writings have also appeared in such publications as St. Austin Review and The Distributist Review. Mr. Campbell served as the Mayor of his hometown of Howell, MI from 2011 to 2015 (the youngest to ever hold the office). Mr. Campbell and his wife reside in southeast Michigan where they homeschool their five children. He is a regular speaker at homeschool conferences around the United States.

Table of Contents

Foreword: A Note to Parents vii

Introduction: Your Time Has Come xi

Chapter 1 The Dawn of Civilization 1

Chapter 2 The Gift of the Nile 9

Chapter 3 Egypt in the Pyramid Age 19

Chapter 4 The Land Between Two Rivers 27

Chapter 5 Egyptian Empires 37

Chapter 6 Peoples of the Levant 47

Chapter 7 The God of Israel 57

Chapter 8 The Kingdom of David 69

Chapter 9 The Bearded Kings of the North 79

Chapter 10 The Splendor of Babylon 87

Chapter 11 The Rise of Persia 95

Chapter 12 Peoples of the Isles 105

Chapter 13 The Founding of Greece 115

Chapter 14 Greek Mythology 123

Chapter 15 The Cradle of Democracy 131

Chapter 16 The Persian Wars 141

Chapter 17 Lovers of Wisdom 151

Chapter 18 Greek Against Greek 159

Chapter 19 Alexander the Great 167

Chapter 20 The Hellenistic Age 177

Chapter 21 Greek Science 187

Chapter 22 The Etruscans 195

Chapter 23 The City of Seven Hills 205

Chapter 24 The Punic Wars 213

Chapter 25 Greece and Rome Collide 223

Chapter 26 Marius and Sulla 233

Chapter 27 The Rise and Fall of Julius Caesar 241

Chapter 28 The Coming of Christ 251

Chapter 29 Fishers of Men 261

Chapter 30 Life Under the Julio-Claudians 271

Chapter 31 Five "Good" Emperors 279

Chapter 32 Collapse 287

Chapter 33 The Growth of the Catholic Church 295

Chapter 34 The Empire Divided 303

Chapter 35 In This Sign, Conquer 311

Index 321

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