On the Shores of the Great Sea

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(4.3 stars; 40 reviews)

Book I of the "Story of the World" series. Focuses on the civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea from the time of Abraham to the birth of Christ. Brief histories of the Ancient Israelites, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Scythians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans are given, concluding with the conquest of the entire Mediterranean by Rome. Important myths and legends that preceded recorded history are also related. Ages 9-18 (Summary from the Baldwin Project) (4 hr 52 min)


The Home of Abraham 4:43 Read by Jonathan R. Jackson
Into Africa 5:44 Read by Aadel Bussinger
An Old Trade-Route 4:37 Read by Jonathan R. Jackson
Joseph in Egypt 4:50 Read by Jonathan R. Jackson
The Story of the Nile Flood 5:29 Read by Patti Cunningham
In a Strange Land 5:48 Read by Aadel Bussinger
The Children of Israel 5:41 Read by Dorlene Kaplan
Back to the Fatherland 5:36 Read by Dorlene Kaplan
The First Merchant Fleet 6:18 Read by Aadel Bussinger
Conquerors of the Sea 5:54 Read by Aadel Bussinger
Early Pioneers 4:25 Read by StephenC
Hiram, King of Tyre 4:26 Read by StephenC
King Solomon's Fleet 4:29 Read by StephenC
The Story of Carthage 5:12 Read by TriciaG
Out of the Shadowland 5:33 Read by TriciaG
The Story of the Argonauts 7:09 Read by TriciaG
The Siege of Troy 5:25 Read by Chris Caron
The Adventures of Ulysses 6:09 Read by Kachup
The Dawn of History 4:59 Read by Kachup
The Fall of Tyre 4:07 Read by Kachup
The Rise of Carthage 2:20 Read by Daniel Watkins
Hanno's Adventures 4:53 Read by StephenC
Some More About Greece 5:00 Read by StephenC
A Cloud in the East 5:19 Read by TriciaG
The Battle of Marathon 5:28 Read by TriciaG
King Ahasuerus 5:25 Read by TriciaG
How Leonidas Kept the Pass 5:42 Read by James Christopher
Victory for the Greeks 5:14 Read by Angela Weech
Some Greek Colonies 4:30 Read by Gary Dzierlenga
Across the Blue Waters 3:52 Read by Gary Dzierlenga
The Beauty of Athens 5:28 Read by StephenC
The Death of Socrates 7:13 Read by Chris Caron
Retreat of the Ten Thousand 5:44 Read by Chelsea Baker
The Story of Romulus and Remus 5:36 Read by Leni
How Horatius Kept the Bridge 7:18 Read by Leni
Coriolanus 6:43 Read by Leni
Alexander the Great 4:51 Read by Kalynda
King of Macedonia 4:30 Read by Kalynda
Conquest of the East 6:01 Read by Kalynda
The Conquest of India 6:36 Read by Kalynda
Alexander's City 5:59 Read by Garth Burton
Back to Rome Again 5:36 Read by Ruth Golding
A Great Conflict 7:28 Read by Ruth Golding
The Roman Fleet 6:29 Read by Ruth Golding
Hannibal's Vow 4:31 Read by TriciaG
The Adventures of Hannibal 6:21 Read by TriciaG
The End of Carthage 6:01 Read by TriciaG
The Triumph of Rome 4:39 Read by Sibella Denton
Two Young Romans 4:52 Read by Sibella Denton
Julius Caesar 5:27 Read by Sibella Denton
The Flight of Pompey 5:15 Read by Sibella Denton
The Death of Caesar 7:19 Read by Sibella Denton
The Empire of Rome 5:18 Read by Sibella Denton
Pax Romana 2:53 Read by Sibella Denton


Excellently written and read. Very much detail and information.

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

Fascinating and well read. Thank U