Alexander the Great
by Jacob Abbott
Publisher: Harper & Brothers 1902
Alexander the Great was a Greek king of Macedon who created one of the largest empires in ancient history. Although his reign and empire were short-lived, the cultural impact of his conquests lasted for centuries. Alexander is is remembered for his tactical ability, his conquests, and for spreading Greek civilization into the East.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
This is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between Sparta and Athens. It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war. It is regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history.
by D. G. Hogarth - H. Holt
The area we shall survey in 1000 B.C. and re-survey at intervals, contains Western Asia bounded eastwards by a line drawn from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea. This area is marked off by seas on three sides and by desert on the fourth side.
by Désiré Charnay - Chapman & Hall
I recount the history of a civilisation which has long passed away, which is hardly known. My explorations led me to the uplands of Mexico, the first establishments of the civilising race, and enabled me to trace the Toltecs step by step ...
by J. B. Bury - Cambridge University Press
Designed as the first part of a continuous history of European peoples. Starting with the remote and dim beginnings, the Ancient History will go down to the victory of Constantine the Great, the point at which the Medieval takes up the story.