Greek and Roman Mythology &

 

Greek and Roman Mythology

Gods and Goddess Notes

  • PowerPoint
  • Notes Sheet (pdf version of PowerPoint)

Hercules (Pop Up Video version)

The Maze of Theseus

Jason and the Argonauts

Possible quiz questions:

  1. Who raises Jason?
  2. Pelias was warned tat he would be killed by a relative wearing...
  3. Jason says Pelias can keep...
  4. What does Pelias send Jason to get?
  5. What is the name of Jason's ship?
  6. Jason and __________ tied the contest to see who could row the longest.
  7. Which hero was left behind on an island?
  8. What steals the old man's food?
  9. What are they supposed to send before them when trying to sail through the classhing rocks?
  10. Who/what guards the golden fleece?
  11. Who falls in love with Jason?
  12. What weird thing does Jason have to plant?
  13. What does Jason promise to do for Medea?
  14. How does Medea get Jason past the dragon?
  15. Who kills Medea's brother?
  16. Where is Talos's weak spot?
  17. What do Pelias's daughters do to try and make Pelias young again?
  18. Who kills Jason's children?
  19. The golden fleece hung in which god or goddess's temple?
  20. How does Jason die?

Special effects back in the day were hard to do. Watch this scen on how they did it for Jason and the Argonauts:

 

 


Click the cover to the left if you are interested in reading this book for an extra credit assignment. I have the book in my classroom. Here is the book's description from the jacket:

In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, is a marine biologist; the boy, himself named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime.

There is a brown tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua. The twins are working in a NUMA(r) underwater enclosure, trying to determine its origin, when two startling things happen: Summer discovers an artifact, something strange and beautiful and ancient; and the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading straight not only for them but also for a luxurious floating resort hotel square in its path.

The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable, and, desperately, Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA(r) crew rush to the rescue, but what they find in the storm's wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. For there is an all-too-human evil at work in that part of the world, and the brown tide is only a by-product of its plan. Soon, its work will be complete-and the world will be a very different place.

Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the world is already a very different place...

 

 

 

 

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Winged Sandals is a great site to play around with some mythology games and stories. You should try it.

 

 

 

Oedipus Rex

The text we read in class.

Here is our text broken up by days:

 

Oedipus Rex Slightly Altered - Day 1

Characters:

  • Narrator
  • Oedipus (our protagonist)
  • Priest
  • Creon (Oedipus's brother-in-law)
  • Chorus (this will be everyone who does nothave a part)
  • Chorus Leader
  • Teiresias (a blind prophet - no, you do not have to close your eyes when you read)
  • Small Boy (he leads Teiresias around. He has no speaking part, but you could tell everyone you had a part in the play)
  • Sound FX Specialist

 

Oedipus Rex Slightly Altered - Day 2

Characters:

  • Narrator
  • Oedipus (still our protagonist)
  • Jocasta (our protagonist's lovely cougar wife)
  • Creon (Oedipus's brother-in-law)
  • Chorus (this will be everyone who does nothave a part)
  • Chorus Leader
  • Messenger (Don't kill him! Get it? He's the Messenger! Oh, forget it!)
  • Sound FX Specialist

 

Oedipus Rex Slightly Altered - Day 3

Characters:

  • Narrator
  • Oedipus (our tragic protagonist)
  • Creon (Oedipus's brother-in-law)
  • Chorus (this will be everyone who does nothave a part)
  • Chorus Leader
  • Servant
  • Messenger (Don't kill him! Oh wait, I did that joke two days ago!)
  • 2nd Messenger (A lot like the first one, but different!)
  • 3rd Messenger (Really? We couldn't come up with a name for these guys?)
  • Sound FX Specialist

 

 

 

How can I study for the test?

Well, you could read the play, take notes, and review them, but what is the fun in that? How about playing flappy bird or flinging ants as far as you can? That's much more fun. You can do those and more here: http://reviewgamezone.com/game.php?id=2579

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Happens Next?

If you are interested in the rest of the story, it continues. The series is often referred to as the Theban Plays. Oedipus Rex is part one. After this play, you can find out what happens to Oedipus in Oedipus at Colonus. Then, the story concludes with a story of his daughter in Antigone.

Classics Illustrated

Click here to read part of the story in Classics Illustrated format.

 

 

Better Book Titles

There is a web site that likes to retitle books to more accurately reflect their content. Here is the new and improved title of Oedipus Rex.

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