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How Jason Went to School
Jason called together a band of heroes called Argonauts and, as their leader, sailed away with them to a distant land to win the Golden Fleece.
A Victor of the Games
The sacred games celebrated at Olympia, Delphi, Nemea, and Corinth exerted a tremendous influence upon the life of ancient Hellas.
The Miraculous Pitcher
One evening in the long ago, old Philemon and his old wife Baucis sat at their cottage door, enjoying the sunset.
The Paradise of Children
Long, long ago, when this old world was young, there was a child, named Epimetheus, who had neither father nor mother.
Pericles was one of the greatest statesmen the world has seen. He was born in Athens, of noble parentage, more than four hundred years before the Christian era.
The Parthenon
Among the beautiful buildings erected by Pericles was the Parthenon, a temple sacred to the goddess Athena.
The Ruined Parthenon
Over the ramparts of the Acropolis you see no more of the mountains or the distant Aegean islands; you are on the summit, alone with the Parthenon.
Springtime In Greece
In the early flush and triumph of the Greek spring the green of the wheat is so vivid, and the red of the poppies so fiery, that the peaceful hillsides seem to have arrayed themselves in barbaric splendor.
A Modern Nausicaa
Nausicaa passed here yesterday, seated astride of a donkey. She was neatly dressed in blue homespun, and her sister sat behind her, directly over the animal's hind legs.
The Temple Of Castor And Pollux
A few years later a temple to Castor and Pollux was built in the Forum, just on the spot where the heavenly visitors announced the good news to the people.
Crossing The Rubicon
Caesar's brilliant victories in Gaul had opened that province to the Romans. Pompey, the second greatest Roman of his day, was serving as consul in Rome and was watching jealously the growing reputation of his great rival.
The Roman Forum
The Forum was the place out of doors (and that is what the word forum means) of which the Romans were most proud.
The Colosseum
Never, in its bloodiest crime, can the sight of the gigantic Colosseum, full and running over with the lustiest life, have moved one heart as it must move all who look upon it now, a ruin.
Androclus And The Lion
Androclus had not long lain quiet in the cave before he heard a dreadful noise, which seemed to be the roar of some wild beast.
The Bay Of Naples And Vesuvius
The Bay of Naples is one of the most beautiful and one of the most interesting spots on earth.
The House of Glaucus
The beautiful Bay of Naples still spreads its blue waters, and the fatal mountain of Vesuvius still breathes forth smoke and fire, as they did eighteen hundred years ago, when Pompeii was in its glory.
The Blind FLower Girl
Just where the porticoes of a light and graceful temple threw their shade stood a young girl. She had a flower basket on her right arm and in her left hand a small three-stringed lyre.
The Eruption of Vesuvius
The lightnings around Vesuvius increase in their vivid and scorching glare.
How Pliny Saved His Mother
For many days a trembling of the earth had been noticed. This did not alarm us much, as it is quite an ordinary occurrence in southern Italy, but it was very violent that night and overturned everything about us.
The Excavations At Pompeii
In the year 79 of the Christian era the city of Pompeii was totally destroyed by an eruption of Vesuvius and buried under ashes.
Selections From Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, born in Rome in the year 121, was loved and admired even in his own day as no other Roman emperor ever was.
Horsemanship - Why Learn To Ride?
Too many people realize the importance of proper riding technique only after they have had their first accident.
The Informed Horsemen
Good horsemanship may be partly defined as the rider's ability to control his horse—any horse under any circumstances—in such a way that he appears to be a part of the horse's anatomy.
Qualities Of Horsemanship
While it is true that but a few become outstanding riders, especially with the limited time the average person can allow for recreation, it is equally true that anybody can learn to ride ordinary horses safely and with confidence.
The Horseman's Progress
When we are reminded of the main objective, which is the easy control of the horse, it becomes obvious that the rider must learn how to use his aids.
Horsemanship - The Aids
The safety of this type of horseman and the fact that he can get away with a ride on the trail at all depend on some-one's selecting a horse for him that needs little or no guiding.
Horsemanship - The Auxiliary Aids
The running martingale is easier on the horse and consequently safer than the curb for the inexperienced horseman.
Horsemanship - Applied Use Of The Aids
Before a beginner goes out on the trails he must know how to turn his horse, how to stop him, how to put him in motion, how to obtain and maintain the gait he wants.
Horsemanship - Canter And Gallop
A glance at the horseman's seat at a canter will always tell the whole story about his ability and skill.
Horsemanship - The Bolting Horse
They seem unwilling to recognize the fact that a really skilled horseman never lets a horse run away with him.
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