The following is the book A Traveller’s True Tale published (1879) by Alfred John Church (1829-1912). More information. Preface I have here rendered into English, allowing myself some liberty of change, the Vera Historia of Lucian. I hoped that readers, old and young, might find entertainment in its fanciful and humorous extravagances. Some, too, I […]
This book narrates the story of the Iliad in simple language, chiefly for the benefit of young readers.
That the story of the Trojan War, in whatever form, has all the elements which engage the interest of even young children, there is no need to prove. And the causes of this fact are equally patent in the movement and incident, the suspenses, the stratagem, and the mingling of the human, the heroic, and the divine which pervade the story.
A book of Greek Fairy Tales, chiefly based upon the myths of Pindar. The following is the book Orpheus with His Lute (1909?) by Winifred Margaret Lambart Hutchinson (1868-1936). More information. Part IThe Making of a Minstrel Part IIOrpheus and Eurydice Source of the text, etc. The scanned book is available on Archive.org. I at […]
This book contains five versions of the story of Cupid and Psyche (re)written by five different authors who lived during the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
The following are stories from the book «Evergreen Stories – First Series» (1920?) by Winifred Margaret Lambart Hutchinson (1868-1936). The author tells the myths in a very entertaining way, yet very close to the original sources, which she actually mentions for each story.
The following are stories from the book “Once Upon A Time: Children’s Stories From The Classics” (1920?) by Blanche Winder (1866-1930).
The stories in this book are all derived from the beautiful literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Just as they have inspired the finest poetry and painting of the world, so they cannot fail to delight any child who loves a tale about princes and princesses, enchanted forests, sparkling water nymphs, scaly dragons, stags with golden hoofs, and horses with silver wings. Never was there a finer fairy palace than that which sheltered Psyche, never were there seas so marvelous as those Ulysses sailed “once upon a time”.