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A Day in Old Athens; A Picture of Athenian Life: Ffiction
A Day in Old Athens William Stearns Davis, american educator, historian, and author (1877-1930) Table of Contents -01- About this book -02- PREFACE -03- THE PHYSICAL SETTING OF ATHENS -04- THE FIRST SIGHTS IN ATHENS -05- THE AGORA AND ITS DENIZENS -06- THE ATHENIAN HOUSE AND ITS FURNISHINGS -07- THE WOMEN OF ATHENS -08- ATHENIAN COSTUME -09- THE SLAVES -10- THE CHILDREN -11- THE SCHOOLBOYS OF ATHENS -12- THE PHYSICIANS OF ATHENS -13- THE FUNERALS -14- TRADE MANUFACTURES AND BANKING -15- THE ARMED FORCES OF ATHENS -16- THE PEIR?US AND THE SHIPPING -17- AN ATHENIAN COURT TRIAL -18- THE ECCLESIA OF ATHENS -19- THE AFTERNOON AT THE GYMNASIA -20- ATHENIAN COOKERY AND THE SYMPOSIUM -21- COUNTRY LIFE AROUND ATHENS -22- THE TEMPLES AND GODS OF ATHENS -23- THE GREAT FESTIVALS OF ATHENS William Stearns Davis (April 30, 1877 - February 15, 1930) was an American educator, historian, and author. He has been cited as one who "contributed to history as a scholarly discipline, . . . [but] was intrigued by the human side of history, which, at the time, was neglected by the discipline." After first experimenting with short stories, he turned while still a college undergraduate to longer forms to relate, from an involved (fictional) character's view, a number of critical turns of history. This faculty for humanizing, even dramatizing, history characterized Davis' later academic and professional writings as well, making them particularly suitable for secondary and higher education during the first half of the twentieth century in a field which, according to one editor, had "lost the freshness and robustness . . . the congeniality" that should mark the study of history. Both Davis' fiction and non-fiction are found in public and academic libraries today.LifeDavis was born April 30, 1877 in the presidential mansion of Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, where his mother's father had been president for the twenty-two years preceding his birth. His father was Congregational minister William Vail Wilson Davis; his mother Francis Stearns. Due both to childhood illnesses and to family moves occasioned by his father's call to new congregations, Davis was largely educated at home until he entered Worcester Academy in 1895. In 1897 he matriculated at Harvard. Fascinated by maps and by historical figures, he had begun writing stories for himself while still at home. He now turned this experience and his desire to humanize history to writing historical novels, the first of which, A Friend of Caesar, was published in the year he graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He continued at Harvard, being the first first-year graduate student to receive the Harvard Thayer Graduate Scholarship, and earning his A.M. in 1901 and his PhD in 1905.During these same years he continued publishing historical fiction.In 1904, Davis began his formal teaching career, beginning as a lecturer at Radcliffe College while finishing his doctorate. He continued thereafter at Beloit College (instructor, 1906-07), Oberlin College (Assistant Professor of Medieval and Modern European History, 1907-1909), and finally at the University of Minnesota (Professor of History, 1909-1927). "He was an excellent teacher with the ability to put life into his lectures." His steady output of non-fiction in both history and the historical background to contemporary world affairs began with his time at Minnesota. Professionally, he was a member of the American Historical Association.In 1911, he married Alice Williams Redfield of Minneapolis. He retired from teaching in 1927, moving back to New England and taking up residence in Exeter, New Hampshire, with the intention of devoting all of his time to writing. However, he died of pneumonia following an operation at the age of 52 on February 15, 1930.
A Deal With the Devil (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A Deal With the Devil Many, many happy returns of the day, dear grandpapa, said I, hastening to kiss his withered cheek and to place a white rose from our little garden in his button-hole. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
A Drift From Redwood Camp
Western short story. According to Wikipedia: "Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 ? May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. He was born in Albany, New York. ... He moved to California in 1853, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist. He spent part of his life in the northern California coast town now known as Arcata, then just a mining camp on Humboldt Bay. His first literary efforts, including poetry and prose, appeared in The Californian, an early literary journal edited by Charles Henry Webb. In 1868 he became editor of The Overland Monthly, another new literary magazine, but this one more in tune with the pioneering spirit of excitement in California. His story, "The Luck of Roaring Camp," appeared in the magazine's second edition, propelling Harte to nationwide fame... Determined to pursue his literary career, in 1871 he and his family traveled back East, to New York and eventually to Boston, where he contracted with the publisher of The Atlantic Monthly for an annual salary of $10,000, "an unprecedented sum at the time." His popularity waned, however, and by the end of 1872 he was without a publishing contract and increasingly desperate. He spent the next few years struggling to publish new work (or republish old), delivering lectures about the gold rush, and even selling an advertising jingle to a soap company. In 1878 Harte was appointed to the position of United States Consul in the town of Krefeld, Germany and then to Glasgow in 1880. In 1885 he settled in London. During the thirty years he spent in Europe, he never abandoned writing, and maintained a prodigious output of stories that retained the freshness of his earlier work. He died in England in 1902 of throat cancer and is buried at Frimley."
A Journal From Japan: A Daily Record of Life as Seen by a Scientist
"A Journal from Japan: A Daily Record of Life as Seen by a Scientist" by Marie Carmichael Stopes. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
A Lady of Rome
A Little Dinner at Timmins’s (Webster’s Chinese Simplified Thesaurus Edition)
Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-Chinese Simplified thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of A Little Dinner at Timminss by William Makepeace Thackeray was edited for three audiences. The first includes Chinese Simplified-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or Chinese Simplified speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in Chinese Simplified in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement (AP) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's Chinese Simplified Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in Chinese Simplified or English. TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved. Websters edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to difficult, yet commonly used words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Chinese Simplified, allowing readers to better grasp theambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a words meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retenti
A Little Girl in Old San Francisco
Part of Amanda Douglas' delightful Little Girl series of juvenile chapter books, this volume has young protagonist Laverne escaping privation and hardship in New England to find happiness in what the author calls the Queen City of the Western Coast. It is sure to be a hit with young readers who have an interest in American history.
A Little Girl in Old Washington
A Little Girl in Old Washington By Amanda M. Douglas. Published in 1900 and now republish again in ePub file. This book has 21 chapters. CHAPTER I. A NEW HOME. "But you will have to take sides," declared Jaqueline Mason, "and it would be ungrateful if you did not take our side. You are going to live here; you really belong to us, you know. Your mother was own cousin to our dear mother, and Patty was named after her??" "I don't see why I should be called Patty when you've given up Jack and make such a fuss!" interrupted a slim, unformed girl, who was nearly as tall as the first speaker. "Well, Miss Patty, I am sixteen and in long gowns; and next winter I expect to go to balls and parties, and be presented at the White House. Oh, I wish it was a court!" A young fellow, astride the low window seat, laughed with a teasing, bantering sound in his voice, and his deep eyes were alight with mirth.
A Man’s Man
As the title of this exciting action-adventure tale suggests, hero Hughie Marrable is indeed a man's man. Whether he's rescuing damsels in distress, displaying canny leadership on his university row team, or traveling the world to heal a broken heart, Marrable tries to do the right thing wherever he goes -- and he never shies away from a fight.
A Millionaire of Rough-And-Ready; A Phyllis of the Sierras; A Drift From Redwood Camp (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready; A Phyllis of the Sierras; A Drift From Redwood Camp It had lain there before him a moment ago - a mis shapen piece of brown-stained quartz, interspersed with dull yellow metal; yielding enough to have allowed the points of his pick to penetrate its honeycombed recesses; yet heavy enough to drop from the point of his pick as he endeavoured to lift it from the red earth. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.