Table of Contents

From the book: Teaching Ancient Greek Mythology

Lessons for Teaching Ancient Greek Mythology

Contents

Teaching Ancient Greek Mythology ... 1

Why Teach Mythology? ... 1

The Romans and the Greek World View ... 4

The Ten to Twelve-Year-Old ... 4

Structuring the Lessons ... 5

The Literature of the Myths ... 6

Lesson 1: Gaia, the Titans, the Olympians ... 8

Lesson 2 to 6: the Twelve Olympians ... 11

Hermes and the Cattle of Apollo ... 13

The Birth of Artemis and Apollo ... 15

The Story of Athena and Arachne ... 18

Lessons 5 and 6 The Greek Alphabet ... 20

Lesson 7 Greek Roots to English Words ... 23

Lesson 8 Know Thyself ... 24

Lesson 9 Dionysus ... 25

Lesson 10 Hades and Ares ... 27

Lesson 11 Prometheus ... 28

The Story of Pandora ... 29

Lesson 12 Demeter and Persephone ... 29

Lesson 13 Ariadne's Golden Thread ... 31

Lesson 14 Daedalus and Icarus ... 33

Lesson 15 to 18 Hercules and his Twelve Labors ... 35

The Transition to History---the Epics of Homer ... 41

Lesson19 to 23 the Illiad ... 41

Lesson 24 to 30 The Odyssey ... 50