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Favorite Greek Myths

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 81

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Here are twelve Greek myths, retold in an accessible style and magnificently illustrated with classic elegance. Full color.

Favorite Greek Myths

Author: Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 476

Adventures, calamities, and conquests abound in stirring tales about Pandora's box, King Midas and his golden touch, the dreaded Cyclops, Narcissus and Echo, and many other familiar figures.

Favorite Greek Myths

Author: Lilian Stoughton Hyde

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 292

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Explore Greek Myths!

With 25 Great Projects

Author: Anita Yasuda

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 279

Architecture, democracy, the Olympics—the modern world owes a lot to the ancient Greeks! In Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers embark on a fascinating journey to explore the myths that infused ancient Greek culture, civilization, and innovation. Readers will learn how these myths, popular more than 3,000 years ago, have provided fundamental support to today's art, architecture, mathematics, science, philosophy, literature, and government. Readers will read about the adventures of many Greek gods, such as Zeus, who could throw lightning bolts and Athena, who personally protected the city of Athens. Readers will also meet great heroes, including the mighty Heracles, Perseus, who freed a princess chained to a rock, and Odysseus, who battled with a one-eyed giant called a Cyclopes. These characters and creatures serve to both entertain and offer lessons in morality, while also explaining the natural phenomenon that the ancient Greeks had no scientific explanation for. The lively text, surprising fun facts, jokes, and colorful illustrations encourage children to explore Greek mythology and make connections to our modern culture and language. Hands-on activities include making a topographical map of ancient Greece and designing Greek columns, while links to online primary sources encourage readers to explore the topic independently.

Childhood and the Classics

Britain and America, 1850-1965

Author: Sheila Murnaghan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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The dissemination of classical material to children has long been a major form of popularization with far-reaching effects, although until very recently it has received almost no attention within the growing field of classical reception studies. This volume explores the ways in which children encountered the world of ancient Greece and Rome in Britain and the United States over a century-long period beginning in the 1850s, as well as adults' literary responses to their own childhood encounters with antiquity. Rather than discussing the role of classics in education, it focuses on books read for enjoyment, and on two genres of children's literature in particular: the myth collection and the historical novel. The tradition of myths retold as children's stories is traced in the work of writers and illustrators from Nathaniel Hawthorne and Charles Kingsley to Roger Lancelyn Green and Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, while the discussion of historical fiction focuses particularly on the roles of nationality and gender in the construction of an ancient world for modern children. The book concludes with an investigation of the connections between childhood and antiquity made by writers for adults, including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and H.D. Recognition of the fundamental role in children's literature of adults' ideas about what children want or need is balanced throughout by attention to the ways in which child readers have made such works their own. The formative experiences of antiquity discussed throughout help to explain why despite growing uncertainty about the appeal of antiquity to modern children, the classical past remains perennially interesting and inspiring.

A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology

Author: Vanda Zajko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 779

This Handbook presents a collection of essays that explore a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. It reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day, and features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance. It offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples.

Greek Myth Plays, Grades 3-5

10 Readers Theater Scripts Based on Favorite Greek Myths That Students Can Read and Reread to Develop Their Fluency

Author: Carol Pugliano-Martin

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 533

Helps students build oral fluency through repeated reading ???? Parts are written at different reading proficiency levels so everyone can participate ???? Introduces students to Greek mythology, including King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, Echo and Narcissus, and more. Includes tips for putting on the plays and related activities.

Exploring Greek Myth

Author: Matthew Clark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 273

Exploring Greek Myth offers an extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and lesser-known stories, including important local myths and local versions of PanHellenic myths. Clark also discusses approaches to understanding myths, allowing students to gain an appreciation of the variety in one volume. Guides students from an introductory understanding of myths to a wide-ranging exploration of current scholarly approaches on mythology as a social practice and as an expression of thought Written in an informal conversational style appealing to students by an experienced lecturer in the field Offers extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and many lesser known, but deserving, stories Investigates a variety of approaches to the study of myth including: the sources of our knowledge of Greek myth, myth and ritual in ancient Greek society, comparative myth, myth and gender, hero cult, psychological interpretation of myth, and myth and philosophy Includes suggestions in each chapter for essays and research projects, as well as extensive lists of books and articles for further reading The author draws on the work of many leading scholars in the field in his exploration of topics throughout the text

Hércules (Hercules)

Los doce trabajos [Un mito griego] (The Twelve Labors [A Greek Myth])

Author: Paul D. Storrie

Publisher: ediciones Lerner

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 914

The son of Zeus, king of the gods, and a mortal mother, Hercules faces the wrath of Zeus's wife Hera, who resents her illegitimate stepson and vows to bring him misery. She tricks Hercules into performing a series of twelve seemingly impossible labors. Is Hercules strong enough to foil her scheme? In comic book format.

Comprehension During Guided, Shared, and Independent Reading, Grades K - 6

Author: Patricia M. Cunningham

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 570

Learn when and how to teach comprehension using Comprehension during Guided, Shared, and Independent Reading for grades K–6. This 224-page book includes step-by-step lessons and research-based strategies that can be adapted for any student or any classroom. This book gives a glimpse into classrooms using these strategies, as well as suggestions for materials needed, planning, and grouping students and a list of recommended children's books.

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