Ancient Greek and Roman Resource: The Twelve Olympians: Their Stories

Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, Ares, Aphrodite, Hera, Athena, Artemis, Hestia, Hermes, Hephaestus, Hebe, Demeter, Dionysus, and Hades--this teacher resource focuses on the twelve Olympians, who were the major gods and goddesses of the Greeks and Romans. Listed in alphabetical order, each Olympian receives a brief historical and factual account, and an overview of the deity's place in both Greek and Roman society. Each chapter includes "Story Telling Time," which is a retelling based directly on a primary ancient source, either Homer, Homeric Hymns, Ovid, or Vergil. The stories closely follow the ancient text, preserving the similes, metaphors, and imagery. Lesson units can be used together or individually. Student Activities augment the learning experience. Among the striking infographics are an Olympian family tree and a chart that organizes each God or Goddesses' Roman and Greek name, personality attributes, realm, symbol, and city. Materials in this resource are fully reproducible.

Product type: Paperback Book
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6136-3
Author: Robert M. Wilhelm
Copyright: 1997
Reading Level: Grades 6-12+
Interest Level: Grades 6-12+
Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 10.88"