In this short, but beautifully told book, only six of the many inspiring stories from Geek History could be told. They include the story of Solon, the law-giver of Athens, Themistocles and the battle of Salamis, Pelopidas and Epaminondas and the Boeotian Wars, Timoloen and the liberation of Sicily, Demosthenes, the orator of Athens, and Alexander the Great.
SOLON IN THE MARKET-PLACE
To Archibald R.B. Haldane
My dear Archie,
Do you remember that bright summer morning last year when we lay out on the lawn and read together the "Labours of Heracles," and how you once interrupted to ask "if the tales were true?"
The tales in this little book are true, and beside the winter fire I wrote them, fancying that I still had your eager face beside me, heard still your eager demand for "another story." Will you like these as well, I wonder?