Friday, June 03, 2016

May 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 May's image, question, and answer.
Question: Mercury is the patron god of a wide range of domains. How many symbols are included in this statue? With what domain is each associated?

Answer: The winged cap references Mercury's role as the messenger of the gods. The money pouch is a symbol of Mercury as god of trade and commerce (and may also allude to his status as patron god of thieves). The caduceus, the herald's sign, is another reference to his role as messenger but is not visible in the cropped image used in the calendar.

Think your students know the answer to the June question on the worksheet? Tweet @BCPublishers the answer by June 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 June. 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.