Thursday, September 17, 2009

We had a "guest" in class today!

Dear Mythology Students,

I hope you enjoyed our "guest" on Thursday, September 17th. I know that many of you were inhibited by Rosie's appearance, but after you realized that she would not harm you, you "warmed" up to her. I like using "Rosie" as a visual aide because she is so frightening, and of course, her appearance is relevant to the myth of "Arachne."

If you missed class on Thursday, September 17, the following is your HOMEWORK:

1. Your "take-home" quiz is due on Monday, September 21st. If you were not in class, in order to obtain a copy of the quiz , you MUST visit with me on Monday, September 21st.

2. Please read the following myths for Monday and be prepared for an "in-class" quiz covering them:

a. "Prometheus and Io" (pgs. 78-81)

b. "Arachne" (from me)

c. "Narcissus" (from me)

d. "Daphne" (pgs. 119-120)


3. Your "Throne" assignment is due on Friday, September 25th.

4. Your bandage is also due on Friday, September 25th. You can purchase the bandage at "Praxair Medical Supply" located at 400 N. Geneva Road, St. F. Their hour of operation are from 5-8 p.m. M-F.

What did we do in class today?

  • We reviewed the myths of "Prometheus," "Pandora" and "Demeter and Persephone."
  • Students were given their "Take-Home" quiz
  • Journal Entries were explained, and students completed their first journal entry entitled "Hope." I asked everyone to respond to the following quote by Freidrich Neiche.

"Hope in reality is the most vile of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of men."

This quote is relevant to the myth of "Pandora."

  • We then read the version of "Arachne" in your textbook, and students were introduced to "Rosie."

THIS IS YOUR PRACTICE QUIZ for "Archne," "Prometheus and Io," "Narcissus," and "Daphne"

Instructions: Please identify either the myth or character based upon the bold/underlined text. With some questions you will be asked to identify the character's Greek and Roman names.

1. "Ah love," he said, looking into the pool, "come forth, whoever you are. Why do you evade me? Why do you disdain me. Somehow you seem to encourage my hopes and desire the hand I offer you. You smile when I smile and cry when I cry. ______________ (you)

2. "She sent a gadfly to plague her, which stung her with madness. "


3. __________________ (her)

4. __________________ (myth)

5. "She was outraged that a simple peasant girl had declared her work superior to that of the goddess."

5. __________________ (girl)

6. ___________/__________ (goddess)

7. "He saw her, and everything ended for her. She was hunting, her dress short to the knee, her arms bare, her hair in wild disarray."

7. _________/___________ (he)

8. _____________ (her/she)

I look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Cheers, Crampton

Your FINAL exam!

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