Theras and His Town by Caroline Dale Snedeker

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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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Published January 1, 2002 by American Home-School Publishing. 237 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A re-issue of a favorite book about a young boy of ancient Athens, his life there, his imprisonment in the enemy city of Sparta and his dramatic and adventurous escape back to his beloved home.

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