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Charles Kingsley - The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

Charles Kingsley - The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

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Again Greek Legends, the other being Mary Agnes Hamilton II - Greek Legends. However, Kingsley limited the choice of stories to Perseus, Theseus, and the Argonauts. The targeted audience being children, Kingsley concentrates on showing the failures and victories of the heroes.
Again Greek Legends, the other being Mary Agnes Hamilton II - Greek Legends. However, Kingsley limited the choice of stories to Perseus, Theseus, and the Argonauts. The targeted audience being children, Kingsley concentrates on showing the failures and victories of the heroes.

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THE HEROESOR GREEK FAIRY TALESFOR MY CHILDREN
Charles Kingsley 
Macmillan and Co Edition1889
 
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Contents:
PrefacePerseus
 
How Perseus and his mother came to Seriphos
 
How Perseus vowed a rash vow 
 
How Perseus slew the Gorgon
 
How Perseus came to the AEthiops
 
How Perseus came home again
The Argonauts
 
How the Centaur trained the Heroes on Pelion
 
How Jason lost his sandal in Anauros
 
How they built the ship 'Argo' in Iolcos
 
How the Argonauts sailed to Colchis
 
How the Argonauts were driven into the Unknown Sea
 
 What was the end of the Heroes
Theseus
 
How Theseus lifted the stone
 
How Theseus slew the Devourers of Men
 
How Theseus slew the Minotaur
 
How Theseus fell by his Pride
PREFACE
 
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My Dear Children,Some of you have heard already of the old Greeks; and all of you,as you grow up, will hear more and more of them.Those of you who are boys will, perhaps, spend a great deal of time in reading Greek books; and the girls, though they may notlearn Greek, will be sure to come across a great many storiestaken from Greek history, and to see, I may say every day, things which we should not have had if it had not been for these oldGreeks. You can hardly find a well- written book which has not in itGreek names, and words, and proverbs; you cannot walk through a great town without passing Greek buildings; youcannot go into a well-furnished room without seeing Greestatues and ornaments, even Greek patterns of furniture andpaper; so strangely have these old Greeks left their mark behindthem upon this modern world in which we now live. And as yougrow up, and read more and more, you will find that we owe tothese old Greeks the beginners of all our mathematics andgeometry—that is, the science and knowledge of numbers, and of the shapes of things, and of the forces which make things moveand stand at rest; and the beginnings of our geography andastronomy; and of our laws, and freedom, and politics—that is,the science of how to rule a country, and make it peaceful andstrong. And we owe to them, too, the beginning of our logic—that is, the study of words and of reasoning; and of ourmetaphysics—that is, the study of our own thoughts and souls.

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