Tuesday, May 03, 2016

April 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 April's image, question, and answer.

Question: Many sculptures from antiquity lack some or all of their limbs, which tend to be thinner than other parts of the sculpture and therefore more susceptible to damage. What might Ceres have been holding?

Answer: Ceres may have been holding wheat or poppies as symbols of her power over the fertility of plants, or a torch as a symbol of her role in the form of marriage known as confarreatio.

Think your students know the answer to the May question on the worksheet? Tweet @BCPublishers the answer by May 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 orders@bolchazy.com 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.