Monday, December 8, 2008

MYTH in the form of ART...MOSAICS!

This is the face of Demeter, in the form of a mosaic!


Dear Mythology Kids,
I hope the selection process for your mosaic is going well. I am excited to see what your chosen subjects will be. I have included some additional images of mosaics that I did not share with you in class below. Enjoy.....


Don't forget to have your transparencies ready for Wednesday!

The mosaic art form was extremely important to the ancient Greeks, as it was a way to solidify (literally) their beliefs.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Well done on your presentations, Mythology Kids!

Dear Mythology Kids,

I hope you enjoy/enjoyed (if you're reading this after Saturday) your weekend. Start thinking about the subject for your mosaic assignment. You may select any god, myth, and/or mortal we have discussed up to this point in our study of Classical Mythology. Just make sure you are passionate about the subject. Athena is my favorite god, and Antigone is my favorite mortal, so I would select between the two of them for my subject.

I think this photograph is ingenious, as it gives the audience a concept of Athena's perspective.


This is an artist's impression of Antigone with Creon. Notice the choice of colors for the two characters. This is symbolic of the strong dicotomy in their natures.


If you missed class today (Thursday, Dec. 4th), we completed the presentations on the following characters. You will have a QUIZ on MONDAY covering them.
  • Eris
  • Chiron
  • Casseopeia
  • Andromeda
  • Medusa
  • Graea (Grey Witches)

Your PRACTICE QUIZ is below! I will see you on Monday!

1. "I apologize, maam, but your name doesn't appear to be on the guest list." _____________

2. Why are the innocent always punished for the guilty? _______________

3. I am the surrogate father to Achilles. ___________

4. I'm "built" upside down. ______________

5. From a distance, these characters looked like swans. _____________

6. Wife to Perseus ________________

7. "For the Fairest." ________________

8. I am the only "mortal" of my kind. My sisters are both immortal _____________

9. I was wounded by a hydra-dipped arrow, but I did not perish. ______________

10. I claimed to possess more beauty than Poseidon's nereids. _______________

Cheers,

Crampton

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

NO ONE MISSED CLASS TODAY....Tuesday, Dec. 2nd!


Dear All,

We completed presentations for the following characters today in class:
  • Sirens/Aeolus
  • Minotaur/Minos
  • Ariadne/Dionysus
  • Graea (b1)/Medusa (b2, b4)
Oh, just a reminder...if you and/or your parents are able to attend the "Student Lead Conferences" on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m., I would value having the opportunity to visit with them and you. I won't be available until 4:30 p.m. See you then.....
PRACTICE QUIZ
1. "Drugs, enjoy them while they last." ______________
2. We have never known the benefits of youth. _______________ (b2, b4 only)
3. "Let's eat human kabobs for dinner. "______________
4. I "own" a cement company. ____________ (b2, b4 only)
5. Odysseus and his crew helped themselves to my stores of cheese and milk.____________
6. "Do you need some thread for your shoe?" ____________________
7. "Do not eat the cattle of the sun god, Helios." _________________
8. I will make you forget the colors of black and white. _________________
10. "I should have sacrificed that gift from Poseidon." _____________
11. He was not affected by my potion. ______________
12. I am kept in a labyrinth. ________________
13. God of the winds. _______________
14. We're "dying" to hear their song. __________________
15. My best friend and I have a habit of not keeping our boyfriends for long. I've had six in the last few days, and she's had so many that I've lost count (any order).
15. ________________________ 16. _____________________
17. "You will set him free, or your little island will find itself at the bottom of Poseidon's sea. " ___________________
I will look forward to seeing you on Thursday!