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The 9th book in the “Twins” series. Dion and Daphne are Spartan Twins living in Sparta about the middle of the 5th century B.C. After the birth of a single-horned sheep on their small farm, the Twins's father must go to Athens so that the omen may be interpreted. At first only Dion is allowed to go, but Daphne soon is also brought along. In Athens the Twins have many adventures and meet the great Pericles. Teaches Greek customs and some folklore. Illustrated

 

Meet The Author

 

Lucy Fitch Perkins was born in Maples, Indiana, the daughter of a factory owner and businessman. She studied at the Fine Arts School in Boston, and later taught art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She worked for a time as an illustrator with the Louis Prang & Company. She married architect Dwight Perkins in 1891; they lived for many years in Chicago.

 

The Twins books featured stories on twin siblings from different nations or different periods in American history. Twenty-six volumes of the series appeared over two decades, from the 1910s through the 1930s: The Dutch Twins, The Japanese Twins, The Eskimo Twins, The Puritan Twins, The American Twins of the Revolution, etc.

 

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