Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. Students were introduced to REFERENCES vs. ALLUSIONS! WHY? You will have a test covering the Greek Pantheon and the explanatory myths we have read up to this point on THURSDAY! In order to understand the structure of the test, "references" and "allusions" need to be defined, identified, and practiced.

Students were given the following handout. Please print this out and place it in the "handout" section of your notebook. We went through these examples together identifying the references and allusions, as this is exactly what will appear on your test.

Reference vs. Allusion

1.“ ….not that fair field
Where Core gathering flowers.
Herself a fairer flower, than gloomy Pluto
Was gathered, which cost  Ceres all that pain
To seek her through the world…
And cause Eden to die.”
Bulfinch, Thomas. Bufinces’s Mythology.
Library of Congress. Publisher

2. “I have brought wrath and ruin on my house.”
My heart hath braved the oracle that guarded
That fatal secret from us, and my hand hath
Lifted the lid of that mysterious chest.”
Longfellow, Heny W. Poetry of Henry Longfellow. 
 Harper House, Publisher

3. “Juno had heard the oath, and her revenge was set.
He had sworn by Styx, so there was no replacing his gift
She had told him that above else she wanted to see his face
He came to her as she had asked, and before
that awful glory of burning light, she died .”
Hamilton, Edith. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes.,
Penguin, Publisher.

4. “Come my daughter, loud thundering, bids you.
Come once again to the halls where you shall have honor.
Where you will have your daughter to comfort away your sorrow.
As each year is accomplished as bitter winter is ended.
For a third part only his kingdom shall hold her.
For the rest, you will keep her, you and the happy immortals.
Peace now, give men life which comes alone from your giving.
She shall return.”
Hamilton, Edith. Mythology: Timless Tales of Gods and Hereos. Penguine. Puclisher.

5. ‘”Love, could I see you lean to kiss
Your laughting double in the glassy stream.”
Terrance, Georgiana. Cmplete Works of Oscar Wild. “La Belle Gabrielle.” Seneca Publishing. Co.

3. Students were then given an actual "Practice" question; a 3x5 card was used for the response.

PC #6 ("Practice Test")
Please read the following text. Identify the poem's subject, and then explain the subject matter by supporting your ideas with textual evidence.

"The Jar”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
What of the end Lady? Was it thine the deed
That set the fiery pinions free? Wherefore upon
Jupiter’s demand did Vulcan make thee so divine?
Hug the wretched casket now.
If hope is pent therein alive or dead?
4. We completed obtaining information regarding Hermes. Aphrodite, and Ares!
5. We read "Daphne" pgs. 119-120 in your text, and then identified the truths associated with the myth.
6. We obtained information for Hermes, Aphrodite, and Ares! 
1. You were offered a new assignment....A comparison essay where you select a god of your choice and compare them to a person from history. Part of your assignment pertains to locating secondary sources about the person you are going to use in comparison to your selected god. YOU CAN CHOOSE any god that you would like.
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR SOURCES with you in class on TUESDAY. So, if I was going to compare Athena to Machiavelli, I would obviously need to have information regarding Machiavelli for Tuesday. YOU MUST HAVE A MINIMUM of TWO OTHER SOURCES. Please do not use WIKIPEDIA! You will use your book as the source for your chosen god.
2. YOU MUST ANNOTATE your sources for the point of comparison. So, if I was going to use Machiavelli's ability to teach strategy to the Italian military in comparison to Athena's ability to teach strategies to Athena's army, then I would locate information that proved this within my found sources. THIS IS DUE ON TUESDAY!

3. YOU WILL HAVE A TEST on THURSDAY covering more detailed information concerning the pantheon and the explanatory myths we have read up to this point. See the PC #6 above, as it represents an example of what you should anticipate.
Zeus                                         "Promtheus"
Hera                                         "Pandora"
Poseidon                                   "Arachne"
Hades                                        " Echo and Narcissus"
Athena                                      "Demeter"
Hephaestus                                "Daphne"