The very first edition of Greeks that Nothing New Press published 17 years ago was merely a reprint of Miss Guerber’s original book. However, the edition currently in print is the Fourth Edition by Christine Miller. Christine used Miss Guerber’s text as a base, but has made significant changes to it, making the Fourth Edition unique – so unique, in fact, that it is no longer accurate to call it a reprint.
The beginning chapters of Guerber’s history were completely rewritten, with much additional material supplied. Guerber’s Greeks began with two chapters, I. Early Inhabitants of Greece, and II. The Deluge of Ogyges, in which the pre-Greek inhabitants of the peninsula were depicted as savage cave-dwellers who devoured their meat raw. In Guerber’s history, without the benefit of the advanced civilizations of the Egyptians and the Phoenicians, who sent colonies to Greece, these natives would still be wearing animal skins.
The first four chapters of Nothing New Press’ Greeks replaces Guerber’s first two chapters entirely: I. The Beginning of the Nations, II. The First Inhabitants of Greece, III. Old Greek Fairy Tales, IV. More Greek Fairy Tales. (See the NNP’s Greeks Table of Contents.) In them, the true history of the first Greeks is restored as the descendants of Japheth, the son of Noah, who arrived in the Balkan peninsula after their dispersal from the Tower of Babel. The true cataclysmic Deluge was the Flood of Noah, and these events are restored to the history, of course, especially as they related to the Greeks. Furthermore, Greek mythology is introduced as a corruption of the true Biblical history recorded in Genesis, which the Greeks, as descendants of Japheth, retained. These chapters are some of the most fascinating in the book, and bear no resemblance to Guerber’s history (download the first three chapters free).
Once this introduction of the Greeks is made, the thread of Guerber’s history is followed, but again veering from it to make corrections in several places, all of which are recorded in the Publisher’s Preface. More new material is interwoven into the narrative, especially in the chapters about the Greek kingdoms founded by Alexander the Great. Christine has added many events important to Biblical history and prophecy, which makes the New Testament more clear, but which do not have a counterpart in Guerber’s Greeks.
And of course, many additional maps, illustrations, the timeline of persons and events, and the Recommended Reading list keyed to the chapters, also set The Story of the Greeks by Christine Miller apart from The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber found elsewhere.
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