Saturday, July 04, 2015

Theras. The Story of an Athenian Boy


This delightful little book was published in the UK in 1925 by J. M. Dent in a little 12mo. series of books called the Kings Treasuries of Literature under the general editorship of Sir A. T. Quiller Couch. This one is about an Athenian boy who loses his father in a way (or does he) and is taken to Sparta and then travels around a bit. That's about the size of the narrative but it's really just an excuse to introduce a bit of classical history about how they lived in Athens and Sparta to a young reader. Although there is an illustration opposite the title page, not scanned here, that is initialed just "G" I can find no other indication of who the illustrator might have been. 






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