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Theras and His Town (edition 2005)

by Caroline Dale Snedeker

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Title:Theras and His Town
Authors:Caroline Dale Snedeker
Info:American Home School Publishin (2005), Paperback, 208 pages
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This children's historical fiction is a tale of a boy in ancient Athens who gets hauled off to Sparta after his father is lost in a war. You learn much about the Athenians and the Spartans and the Greek culture.
  wunderlong88 | Sep 13, 2018 |
This kids' book is the tale of boy in ancient Athens who gets hauled off to Sparta after his father is lost in a war. In those days, of course, Athenians and Spartans had different cultures and really didn't care for each other. So you get a nice peek into the different cultures and lives of the typical residents. (Though I have to warn you that the author has a bit of a preference for the Athenian lifestyle.) It's a somewhat interesting tale, but the historical exposition is a bit overboard and the characters rather two dimensional. True, it's only a kids' book, but in the past year I've descovered what good childrens' literature is like. This is only good waiting room material.
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  Hamburgerclan | Mar 23, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 096670679X, Paperback)

New reprint of 1924 novel by Caroline Dale Snedeker, including all original text. Grades 5+. Young Theras, born an Athenian, is taken to Sparta by a relative when his father is lost at war. He is forced to live like a Spartan, a brutal life with no pity for those who are not physically perfect and totally obedient to Spartan control. After enduring rigorous training and repeated cruel incidents, he escapes with a Perioikoi boy and heads for his beloved Athens. Here is the story of a hard and dangerous journey with Snedeker's amazing historical accuracy. Caroline Dale Snedeker, twice a Newbery Honor winner, captures the authentic flavor of ancient Greek culture in a story of adventure and excitement that fully illustrates the differences between the Athenian and Spartan cultures.

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Young Theras, born an Athenian, is taken to Sparta by a relative when his father is lost at war. He is forced to live like a Spartan, a brutal life with no pity for those who are not physically perfect and totally obedient to Spartan control. After enduring rigorous training and repeated cruel incidents, he escapes with a Perioikoi boy and heads for his beloved Athens. This captures the authentic flavor of ancient Greek culture in a story of adventure and excitement that fully illustrates the differences between the Athenian and Spartan cultures.… (more)

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