Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Classical Mythology & More

Classical Mythology & More
A Reader Workbook

This unparalleled resource is designed as an introduction to classical mythology for middle- and high-school students in Latin, English, and Language Arts. It is an indispensable tool for students preparing for the ACL Medusa Myth Exam; the ACL National Mythology Exam; and national, state, and local Certamen competitions. Mythology’s enduring influence in literature and the arts makes this reader workbook a one-stop reference that will enhance both secondary-school and homeschooling libraries.

  • fresh retellings of favorite myths, based on original Latin and ancient Greek sources
  • 5 maps; numerous illustrations show myth’s influence on art, science, popular culture
  • sidebar summaries orient and engage the reader
  • varied exercises check content, teach derivatives, encourage reflection
  • deities chart for major gods and goddesses; 23 genealogical charts
  • glossary of names with pronunciation guide
  • bibliography and index

A Teacher’s Guide is available separately.

Marianthe Colakis holds a PhD in Classics from Yale University. She has taught at Trinity College (Hartford), Queens College, Brooklyn College, and Davidson College. Much of her scholarly work has involved modern adaptations of classical myths and tragedies; her first book was The Classics in the American Theater of the 1960’s and Early 1970’s (1993). In recent years, she has turned her efforts toward development of pedagogical materials. Her book Excelability in Advanced Latin (2003) has been used successfully by Latin teachers across the USA.

Mary Joan Masello is an experienced elementary, middle-, and high-school teacher who currently teaches at Baker Demonstration School in Wilmette, Illinois. In addition to classical mythology, her interests lie in Latin pedagogy, instructional design, multiple intelligences theory applications, religious studies, and classical art and archaeology.

xii + 459 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-573-1

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