The Lion in the Gateway: The Heroic Battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae

The Lion in the Gateway The Heroic Battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon Salamis and Thermopylae The Persian Wars

  • Title: The Lion in the Gateway: The Heroic Battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae
  • Author: Mary Renault C. Walter Hodges
  • ISBN: 9780060248611
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Library Binding
  • The Persian Wars

    One thought on “The Lion in the Gateway: The Heroic Battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae”

    1. I enjoyed the history that Mary Renault includes in her book. I liked that she told personal historical facts about the great men and women who fought in these Greek battles. I did find it difficult at times to understand what exactly she was saying.

    2. Mary Renault has been my favourite novelist since I was a child, so I was not surprised to be enthralled by this telling of the story of the Persian Wars for older children. It is the fusion of genius for story-telling with historical authenticity that make her novels incomparable and the same mix is present here. Though not a novel, it is not quite a straight history either. That is not to say her account of actual events is not clear and accurate, but to point out it is richly embellished with [...]

    3. Mary Renault was an outstanding children's author. Here she recounts major battles between the Greeks and the Persians. She made ancient history accessible to me, and helped me through the pain of Latin classes at school. This book was a present from my parents. I read and reread it as a child, and it's one of the books I kept when I ditched my childhood books. I hope children today are lucky enough to be reading Mary Renault.

    4. My 10yo son loved this. It's a great way to learn Greek history while considering the values of perseverance, thinking for yourself, working together, and the value of freedom.

    5. A child’s history of the Greco-Persian wars. Very simply told, very much Greco-biased. I’d like to read a modern adult history and compare the two. [Oct. 2009]

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