The World’s Story Volume IV: Greece and Rome

Eva March TAPPAN (1854 - 1930)

This is the fourth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part IV include Greek mythology, the classical Greek period and the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. - Summary by Sonia
Cast list for The sacrifice of Iphigenia:
Iphigenia: Devorah Allen / Chorus: alanmapstone / Messenger: Foon / Clytemnestra: Monika M.C. / Agamemnon: Tomas Peter / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for The bout between the poets:
Dionysus: alanmapstone / Aeschylus: TJ Burns / Chorus: Monika M.C. / Euripides: Tomas Peter / Voice: Foon / Pluto: Nemo / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for The sale of the philosophers:
Jupiter: alanmapstone / Mercury: Tomas Peter / First Customer: TJ Burns / Pythagoras: Foon / Second Customer: Sandra Schmit / Diogenes: Son of the Exiles / Third Customer: Angelique G. Campbell / Fourth Customer: Monika M.C. / Democritus: Jim Locke / Heraclitus: Devorah Allen / Socrates: Roger Melin / Fifth Customer: April6090 / Sixth Customer: Craig Franklin / Seventh Customer: ToddHW / Chrysippus: Larry Wilson / Eighth Customer: SaraHale / Ninth Customer: Eva Davis / Pyrrho: Nemo/ Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for At the funeral of Caesar:
First Citizen: alanmapstone / Second Citizen: Monika M.C. / Third Citizen: Foon / Fourth Citizen: TJ Burns / Brutus: Nemo / Antony: Tomas Peter / Narrator: Sonia

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Poetry, War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Group: World's Story

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The last token, painting, frontispiece Sonia
00:02:33
Play 02 Greece Part I: Stories from Greek literature: Historical note Sonia
00:02:05
Play 03 The story of Oedipus, by Sophocles, retold by Rev. G. W. Cox Sonia
00:22:34
Play 04 The sacrifice of Iphigenia, by Euripides Group 00:12:14
Play 05 The deification of Homer, painting p. 22 Sonia
00:01:14
Play 06 Princess Nausicaa and the shipwrecked sailor, by Homer Jim Locke
00:21:36
Play 07 The meeting between Odysseus and his father, by Homer Jim Locke
00:10:09
Play 08 Greece Part II: Life in Early Greece: Historical note Monika M. C.
00:01:39
Play 09 How the Spartan boys were trained (about the ninth century B.C.), by Plutarch Jim Locke
00:27:14
Play 10 Solon, who made laws for the Athenians (639-559 B.C.), by Eva March Tappan Jim Locke
00:10:54
Play 11 At the Olympian Games (after the eighth century B.C.), by Charles Diehl Jim Locke
00:18:50
Play 12 The chariot race (after the eighth century B.C.), by Sophocles Tomas Peter
00:02:55
Play 13 Greek girls playing ball, painting p. 75 Jim Locke
00:01:44
Play 14 Ode on a Grecian urn, by John Keats Nemo
00:03:19
Play 15 Greece Part III: War with Persia: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:01
Play 16 The battle of Marathon (490 B.C.), by E. S. Creasy Jim Locke
00:21:48
Play 17 The Lemnian: a story of Thermopylae (480 B.C.), by John Buchan Jim Locke
00:44:09
Play 18 How Themistocles brought about the battle of Salamis (480 B.C.) by Plutarch K.T.B.
00:14:25
Play 19 Greece Part IV: The Golden Age of Athens: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:48
Play 20 Pericles and his age (465-429 B.C.) by Eva March Tappan Colleen McMahon
00:10:21
Play 21 A religious procession in honor of Apollo, painting p. 128 K.T.B.
00:01:58
Play 22 In the temple of Aphrodite, by Ernst Eckstein Colleen McMahon
00:26:39
Play 23 The bout between the poets (405 B.C.) by Aristophanes Group 00:11:08
Play 24 The siege of Plataea (427 B.C.) by Thucydides Colleen McMahon
00:19:32
Play 25 When the ten thousand came to sea (400 B.C.) by Xenophon Colleen McMahon
00:16:50
Play 26 The death of Socrates (399 B.C.) by Plato Availle
00:12:41
Play 27 Greece Part V: Macedonian supremacy: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:51
Play 28 Danger from Macedonia (348 B.C.) by Demosthenes Richard Potenza
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Play 29 Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) by Plutarch April6090
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Play 30 In the studio of Apelles (4th century B.C.) by Henry Greenough Jim Locke
00:22:39
Play 31 The death of Alexander the Great, painting p. 204 Hypatia
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Play 32 Greece Part VI: From the Roman conquest to the nineteenth century: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:31
Play 33 The sale of the philosophers (second century A.D.) by Lucian Group 00:34:03
Play 34 Marco Bozzaris (1823), by Fitz-Greene Halleck alanmapstone
00:07:11
Play 35 The Isles of Greece, by Lord Byron Nemo
00:05:37
Play 36 Rome Part I: History and legend: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:02:21
Play 37 Funeral games in honor of Anchises, by Virgil, from translation of Christopher Pearse Cranch April6090
00:15:32
Play 38 The arrival of Aeneas in Italy, by Virgil, from translation of Christopher Pearse Cranch Jim Locke
00:15:45
Play 39 How Rome was founded (753 B.C. ?), by Jacob Abbott April6090
00:12:23
Play 40 The contest between the Horatii and the Curiatii (about 650 B.C. ?), by Livy Jim Locke
00:17:15
Play 41 Brutus condemning his sons to death, painting p. 268 Hypatia
00:01:26
Play 42 Horatius (508 B.C. ?), by Thomas Babington Macaulay Nemo
00:24:29
Play 43 How the Plebeians won their rights, by Eva March Tappan realisticspeakers
00:18:38
Play 44 Rome Part II: Stories of the Italian wars: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:24
Play 45 When Coriolanus spared Rome (490 B.C. ?), by Thomas Arnold Ting Cleary
00:09:26
Play 46 How Cincinnatus saved the consul (455 B.C.), by Thomas Arnold Angelique G. Campbell
00:10:30
Play 47 The fall of Veii (396 B.C.) by Thomas Arnold Jim Locke
00:10:59
Play 48 The geese that saved the Capitol (364 B.C.) by Thomas Arnold Devorah Allen
00:06:47
Play 49 Rome Part III: Rome becomes mistress of the world: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:02:29
Play 50 The Romans of the Early Republic and their ways, by Eva March Tappan Nigel Fisher
00:13:19
Play 51 How Hannibal made his way to Italy (218 B.C.), by Livy Jim Locke
00:28:37
Play 52 Hannibal crossing the Rhone, painting p. 336 Availle
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Play 53 How Archimedes defended Syracuse (212 B.C.), by Livy Ryan Copper
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Play 54 Marius to the Roman people (106 B.C.), by Sallust Ting Cleary
00:15:52
Play 55 Spartacus to the gladiators (73 B.C.), by Elijah Kellogg Availle
00:09:28
Play 56 On the death of Lesbia's sparrow, by Catullus alanmapstone
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Play 57 Rome Part IV: Julius Caesar: Historical note Hypatia
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Play 58 Cicero denouncing Catiline in the Roman senate, painting p. 368 alanmapstone
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Play 59 When Caesar crossed the Rubicon (49 B.C.), by Plutarch alanmapstone
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Play 60 Caesar at the height of his power (48-44 B.C.), by Plutarch Tomas Peter
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Play 61 The assassination of Caesar (44 B.C.) by James Anthony Froude April6090
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Play 62 At the funeral of Caesar (44 B.C.) by William Shakespeare Group 00:19:07
Play 63 Rome Part V: The Augustan Age: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:02:16
Play 64 Augustus, the shrewd young emperor (emperor 31 B.C.-14 A.D.), by Eva March Tappan Hypatia
00:15:19
Play 65 The letter of a Roman university student (44 B.C.), by Cicero the Younger April6090
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Play 66 A Roman bore, by Horace April6090
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Play 67 Why Ovid was banished (10 A.D.), by Maurice Baring Jim Locke
00:16:15
Play 68 Rome Part VI: Rome under the Caesars: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:57
Play 69 The fall of Sejanus (27 A.D.) by S. Baring-Gould Jim Locke
00:21:19
Play 70 In the time of Nero, painting p. 430 SaraHale
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Play 71 The emperor Nero on the stage (67 A.D.) by S. Baring-Gould April6090
00:17:14
Play 72 The destruction of Pompeii (79 A.D.) by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton Devorah Allen
00:16:56
Play 73 A visit to Pompeii (nineteenth century) by Charles Dickens Availle
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Play 74 How to treat the Christians (112 A.D.) a letter of Pliny the Younger to the emperor Trajan, and the emperor's reply Devorah Allen
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Play 75 Rome Part VII: How the Romans amused themselves: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
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Play 76 ''Pollice verso'' (''Thumbs down''), painting p. 460 alanmapstone
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Play 77 The dying gladiator, by Lord Byron Tomas Peter
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Play 78 The Christian martyrs in the arena (64 A.D.) by Henryk Sienkiewicz thestorygirl
00:19:22
Play 79 A Roman banquet, by W. A. Becker, adapted from Petronius Jim Locke
00:22:59
Play 80 The country house of Pliny the Younger (end of the first century A.D.), described by himself April6090
00:12:18
Play 81 ''Ave Caesar'' (''Hail, Caesar''), painting p. 490 alanmapstone
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Play 82 The winning of the first missus (about 391 A.D.) by Georg Ebers Jim Locke
00:32:33
Play 83 Rome Part VIII: The grandeur that was Rome: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:02:17
Play 84 Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher emperor (121-180 A.D.), by Eva March Tappan Laura Larson
00:08:48
Play 85 Queen Zenobia and the Roman ambassadors (273 A.D.), by William Ware thestorygirl
00:14:44
Play 86 The Roman roads, by J. R. S. Sterrett Monika M. C.
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Play 87 Constantine the Great (born about 270 A.D. Emperor, 306-337), by Eva March Tappan April6090
00:10:39
Play 88 Rome Part IX: The coming of the Barbarians: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
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Play 89 Rome pays ransom to Alaric the Goth (409 A.D.), by Wilkie Collins eWinters
00:09:56
Play 90 Huns pillaging a French villa, painting p. 540 Tomas Peter
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Play 91 How the empire was saved from the Huns (451 A.D.), by Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy April6090
00:11:09
Play 92 Peace with the Goths or war ? (535 A.D.), by Felix Dahn eWinters
00:27:31
Play 93 Justinian in council, painting p. 548 Sonia
00:02:33
Play 94 Belisarius (505-564 A.D.), by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sonia
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