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Riassunto: When we first started studying ancient Greece with our children, I read them Alfred Church s adaptation of Homer, The Iliad for Boys and Girls (which tells the story of the siege of Troy, ending after its fall), and its companion volume The Odyssey for Boys and Girls (which tells the story of Odysseus and his long and difficult journey home after the war s end). These are still my favorite children s versions of these stories. Church captures the high heroic tone, and yet gives us a very readable, child friendly version. These books make great read-alouds, but are can also be read independently by mid- to upper elementary readers. These classic books have been out of print for quite some time. We're thrilled to be able to bring them back into print.
Rev. Alfred J. Church (1829-1912) grew up in Victorian England, was ordained in 1853, and taught at several private schools in Britain before gaining a post as a professor of Latin at University College of London. He was a respected scholar and some of his earliest works were translations of Latin authors.
In the late 1870s he published his first works for a general reading audience: Stories from Homer, Stories from Virgil, and Stories from Livy. These were simplified versions of classical works, and were so well received that he embarked on a thirty year career of writing. During this period he produced over fifty books, all historical in nature, but written in a variety of genres.
Church's books vary widely in approach, and his intended audience ranges from elementary to university level. His books include historical fiction, biographies, historical vignettes, general history, mythology, epics, and simplified classics, as well as scholarly Latin translations.
For anyone interested in a classical education, Church's books are an invaluable resource. He is especially gifted at exciting a real interest in history in the intermediate student; that is someone who has already read an introductory history of Greece, Rome, or England, but would like more interesting and indepth knowledge of these areas. Church's works are full of many of the fascinating details of history that introductory courses must leave out, and inspire an abiding interest in the ancients. A few of his most famous works are written for older elementary students, but most are directed toward college bound junior high school and high school students; but history buffs of any age will be delighted with his works.
Cyndy Shearer received a BA in English (summa cum laude) from Queens College and an MA in English from the University of Virginia. She has taught elementary, high school, and college students and has been a homeschooling mom since 1985. Rob and Cyndy Shearer live with their eleven children near the town of Lebanon in Middle Tennessee.
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Descrizione libro Greenleaf Press, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111882514289