The stories, first published in Half a Hundred Hero Tales of Ulysses and the Men of Old, were written at the beginning of the 20th century by six different storytellers: Nathaniel Hawthorne, M. M. Bird, Mrs. Guy E. Lloyd, H.P. Maskell, V.C. Turnbull and F. Storr.James Shepherd is a freelance editor and writer who has worked in publishing for many years. His main areas of interest are the classics and ancient history.