Three thousand years ago the world was still young. The western continent was a huge wilderness, and the greater part of Europe was inhabited by savage and wandering tribes. Only a few nations at the eastern end of the Mediterranean and in the neighbouring parts of Asia had learned to dwell in cities, to use a written language, to make laws for themselves, and to live in a more orderly fashion. Of these nations the most brilliant was that of the Greeks, who were destined in war, in learning, in government, and in the arts, to play a great part in the world, and to be the real founders of our modern civilization. While they were still a rude people, they had noble ideals of beauty and bravery, of duty and justice. Even before they had a written language, their singers had made songs about their heroes and their great deeds; and later these songs, which fathers had taught to children, and these children to their children, were brought together into two long and wonderful poems, which have ever since been the delight of the world, the Iliad and the Odyssey. *** QUALITY DIGITIZED BOOKS ***This Ebook can be placed on the SDCARD with Android 2.2 and above.This is the full length digitised ebook version of a classic book and is supplied by Digi-Media-Apps. Each book is packaged with an advanced EBOOK reader. Simply download the App and read the book – you do not need other software or Apps to enjoy this book.Where available, pages in the book can be turned using the phone's volume keys.If the App is closed, the book will reopen at the place where you left off reading the book.Sections/chapters of the book are accessible directly from the Table of Contents.Book marks can be saved at any point within the book. Use the MENU/BOOK MARK to mark any text to return to later.You can search for any text within the book.For your reading comfort, the book has two reading modes, DAY and NIGHT.Where appropriate, the books contents are cross referenced, and linked.Footnotes within the original book are maintained and linked within the book.You can select font size for the book using the books menu options.You can select font colour for the book using the books menu optionsYou can select background colour for the book using the books menu optionsBy default, the phone will not turn off whilst you are reading the book. This option can be turned off in MENU/SETTINGS.A quality full length book in ebook format supplied by Digi-Media-Apps.More quality classic ebook titles can be found on Android market – search “digimediaapps”Goto www.digimediaapps.com for a full searchable catalogue of available books from Digi-Media-Apps.