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 August’s image, question, and answer.
Question: How can you identify this sculpture as Minerva? What do you think she held in each hand?
Answer: The helmet and the Gorgon head identify this sculpture as Minerva. She may have held a spear in one hand and a shield in the other.
English derivatives are the focus of the 2016-17 Roman Calendar reproducible worksheet (inside back cover). Tweet @BCPublishers your answer to that month’s question by the 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 the following month. Submit an answer for your class, or encourage students to participate individually.
To add your name to our mailing list for the Roman Calendar, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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