Peter Parley's common school history Illustrated by engravings . the present day live inmiserable villages or towns, all wearing an aspect of poverty anddecay. But you would often meet with the ruins of temples and otheredifices, built by the ancient Greeks two or three thousand years ago. 9. These would show you, that, though the modern Greeks appearto be a degraded people, yet the former inhabitants of this countrywere among the most remarkable people that ever lived. It is ofthese I am now going to tell you. Ch. XLIX.—1. What is Greece ? Direction and distance from New York ? In whatdirecti

Peter Parley's common school history Illustrated by engravings . the present day live inmiserable villages or towns, all wearing an aspect of poverty anddecay. But you would often meet with the ruins of temples and otheredifices, built by the ancient Greeks two or three thousand years ago. 9. These would show you, that, though the modern Greeks appearto be a degraded people, yet the former inhabitants of this countrywere among the most remarkable people that ever lived. It is ofthese I am now going to tell you. Ch. XLIX.—1. What is Greece ? Direction and distance from New York ? In whatdirecti Stock Photo
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Peter Parley's common school history Illustrated by engravings . the present day live inmiserable villages or towns, all wearing an aspect of poverty anddecay. But you would often meet with the ruins of temples and otheredifices, built by the ancient Greeks two or three thousand years ago. 9. These would show you, that, though the modern Greeks appearto be a degraded people, yet the former inhabitants of this countrywere among the most remarkable people that ever lived. It is ofthese I am now going to tell you. Ch. XLIX.—1. What is Greece ? Direction and distance from New York ? In whatdirection is it from Asia Minor? From Italy? 2, How is Greece bounded on the north?East? South? West? What of the islands ? 3 What of Antiparos ? 4. What of volca-nic islands ? 5. Climate in the southern part of Greece? Northern? 6. What of theshores of Greece ? To what pursuits are many of the present Greeks devoted? 7. Whatt>f the itileriur of Greece . 8. What of the present inhabitants of Greece? What of ruiruof temples, Icel! 9. What would these ruins prove?. 90 SCHOOL HISTORY. CHAPTER L.—EUROPE CONTINUED. The Extent of Greece. First Settlement of the Country. 1. Though Greece is one of the most famous countries on the faceof the globe, it is not very extensive; its boundaries varied at differ-ent times, but it never exceeded four hundred miles in length, andabout one hundred and fifty in width. That portion to which thename of Greece is properly applied, was not much larger than theState of New York. 2. I must now carry you back to the first settlement of this coun-try, which took place more than four thousand years ago. Whenthe human race was scattered from the tower of Babel, it is supposedthat the family of Japheth, Noahs youngest son, travelled from Asiainto Europe. As Greece lay nearer to the land of Shinar than theother parts of Europe, it was probably settled first. 3. The Greeks themselves believed that their ancestors had sprungup out of the earth. The first inhab

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