By M. B. Synge, eBook-Ventures, E. M. Synge
Booklet I within the tale of the realm sequence, by way of M. B. Synge, "On the seashores of the good Sea" makes a speciality of the civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea from the time of Abraham to the beginning of Christ. short histories of the traditional Israelites, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Scythians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans are given, concluding with the conquest of the whole Mediterranean quarter via Rome. very important myths and legends that preceded recorded historical past also are comparable. appropriate for kids a long time nine and as much as learn to themselves and for kids as younger as 6 as a read-aloud. the tale of the realm sequence, through M. B. Synge, contains a collection of 5 volumes, written at a center tuition interpreting point, that hide all significant occasions within the background of Western Civilization, from earliest recorded heritage to the shut of the 19th century. With fifty or so brief chapters in every one quantity, the sequence hyperlinks the good eras in time and position jointly by means of a series of reports of people who performed crucial components within the occasions comparable. whereas statesmen and armed forces commanders determine seriously within the narrative, tales of explorers, scientists, artists, authors, and non secular figures also are provided. the writer writes in a fascinating style, utilizing conversation usually to deliver scenes to existence. She juxtaposes occasions occurring even as in several elements of the area in a mode corresponding to the books of Genevieve Foster. This sequence is a superb advent to international background for grownup readers in addition to for kids.
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He was the first explorer of a new land of whom there is a full account. But while he yet journeyed, there came on one of those droughts to which the land of Canaan was always subject, when day after day the sky was blue and cloudless, when no rains fell to water the thirsty land, and Abraham went on still farther south till he reached Africa. Now, while the great colony on the banks of the river Euphrates was growing and thriving away in Asia, another colony was growing along the banks of the Nile—the greatest river in Africa.
Here is the story of a shipwreck, that took place before Joseph was sold into Egypt, and which shows how terrified the Eastern people were of venturing on the sea. "I set sail," says the shipwrecked sailor, "in a vessel one hundred and fifty cubits long and forty wide, with one hundred and fifty of the best sailors of Egypt, whose hearts were more resolute than lions. They had foretold, that the wind would not be contrary, or that there would be none at all; but a squall came on unexpectedly, while we were in the open, and as we approached land the wind freshened and raised waves to the height of eight cubits.
Rivers of the liquid metal, mountains of solid ore, forests and meadows covered with silver: silver, silver, silver everywhere, in the land beyond the Pillars of Hercules," sang the old poets. There is an old story that says, when the Phœnicians had passed through the Straits of Gibraltar, they took their course along the coast of Africa; but they were carried away far into the ocean by a strong wind. After being driven about many days by the storm, they came to a large island, which was so fertile and possessed such a glorious climate, that they thought it must be a dwelling for the gods, rather than of men.
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