Monday, February 01, 2016

January Answer for Roman Calendar

If you have not already done so, check the inside back cover of our 2015-16 Roman Calendar for a reproducible worksheet that asks students to engage with the mythology-oriented artwork included in the calendar.

For those completing the worksheet, here is January's image, question, and answer.

Question: What other gods are commonly depicted with a full beard and long hair? How can you identify which god is shown here?

Answer: Jupiter, Bacchus, and Neptune and other water deities, such as Tiberinus, were commonly depicted with full beards. The trident and the attendant holding a conch shell identify him as Neptune.

Think your students know the answer to the January question on the worksheet? Tweet @BCPublishers the answer by February 25th for a chance to win five of our new buttons. We'll announce our answers, as well as the winner, at the beginning of March. Submit an answer for your class, or better yet, encourage students to participate individually.

To add your name to our mailing list for the Roman Calendar, email with the subject line "Roman Calendar"; be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the mail. Calendars are mailed annually in August.