Monsters, & Heroes
Ancient Greece is called "the
birthplace of Western civilization". About 2500 years ago, the Greeks
created a way of life that other people admired and copied. The
Romans copied Greek art and Greek gods, for example. The Ancient Greeks tried out
democracy, started the Olympic Games and left new ideas in science, art and philosophy (thinking about life).
Popular translations of 86 of his famous
fables. To hear the fables, to learn about Aesop himself, or to read
alternative versions of the fables, click on the sign below.
20 of Aesop's fables with illustrations added.
as a starting off point for links to maps, photos, and virtual tours
of ancient Greece. Nice genealogy diagram in their mythology section.
A collection of links on every aspect of Ancient Greece.
Includes craft ideas and
lesson plans and classroom activities.
How To Make Greek Musical Instruments
Make a lyre, pan pipes or your own Grecian style drum.
Dozens of images of ancient Greek pottery.
Decorate your own virtual Greek pottery
Learn about Greek culture and history as you play these online games.
Read all about this most famous Greek hero. Uses excellent close-up
photos of pottery depicting various Gods, Goddesses, and
heroes for its illustrations.
The great epic story by Homer.
Find out about Achilles and that darned heel of his, and learn why
the Trojans dragged that big horse inside the city. (No, it's not
"just because they were dumb".)
Iliad -- "non-adapted" version
To get a taste of the real
thing, sample a few books from this version of the Iliad. Of course,
bear in mind that this too is an adaptation -- the real original
was written in Greek, and was poetry, not prose.
Aesop Never Taught
Make Your Own Greek
This is very silly and great way to get reluctant
writers to pick up that pencil.
This site actually rates a triple wow -- it's
that awesome! If you only visit one of the links on this page, make
it this one. Contains all the myths, hero tales, biographies of all
the major Greek gods and heroes, plus information on Mount Olympus,
the Underworld, Greek Costumes and much more. Beautiful pictures too!
versions of great hero tales. Learn about Odysseus, Jason,
Bellerophon, Hercules, and the many, many tales of Theseus .
Some with animation.
At this site you will also find
explanations of Greek words and phrases that we still commonly use
today, and an online encyclopedia of people and places in Greek mythology.
Even more popular today than the Iliad --
perhaps because it's fantastic monsters and catastrophe's make for
exciting Hollywood movies. Learn about the journey of Odysseus and
his crew as they run the gauntlet past a giant Cyclops, singing
sirens, whirlpools, and windstorms. What a man won't go through to
get home to his family!
Looking for a fun and effective way to learn more about Greek
Mythology? Try the Percy Jackson series by New York Times
#1 best-selling author Rick Riordan.
Funny, fast paced, and filled with quirky characters and wild
action that kids love, they're a great way to bring the
qualities and characters of the Greek pantheon to life!
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