Monday, September 15, 2008

If you missed class on Monday, Sept. 15th....SHAME ON YOU!

I'm sorry that you missed class on Monday; we had a "guest." She is called "Rosy" and she resembled this picture:

Why was she in class, Crampton? Well we read the myth entitled "Arachne," which was the ancient Greek version of how spiders were formed.

We also did the following:


1. Reviewed the myths of "Prometheus," "Pandora," and "Demeter" prior to each student receiving their "take-home" quiz covering those myths, which is due on Wednesday.


2. We also completed our first journal entry pertaining to the following quote: "Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of men." We discussed this quote in relationship to what the Greeks thought about Hope, especially concerning the myth of "Pandora."
Image depicting the evils that are released when Pandora opens the jar. Hope was considered an "evil" by the ancient Greeks.



3. We read the myth of "Arachne," hence our special guest.


Your homework for Wednesday is the following:

1. Please read the myths of "Echo and Narcissus," (I gave everyone a copy of this myth in class; however, you can read the version in your textbook), "Daphne and Apollo" (pgs. 119-120), and "Io" (pg. 78-81).


2. You will have a quiz covering these myths on Wednesday.


3. Don't forget that your throne is due on Friday.
4. Your bandage for our mask making assignment is due on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd. The bandage can be purchased at "PRAXAIR MEDICAL SUPPLY" located at 400 N. Geneva Road Suite F. Please be aware that they close at 5 p.m. and that they are not opened on the weekend.

The following pictures will help to give you some schema concerning the myths that were assigned for Wednesday.



Image of "Arachne"





Athena and Arachne comparing their tapestries.





Daphne running from Apollo



Narcissus



The actual Narcissus flower



Image depicting Argus being killed by Hermes




The eyes in the tail of the peacock.

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