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Learning from Myth

17:41 03 August in Uncategorized
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The Greek myths tell of a legendary tutor who lived in a mountain cave. His name was Chiron, and he was a centaur. All the parents wanted their little heroes to be taught by him. Achilles, Jason, and Theseus were among his many illustrious pupils....

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Why Teach Mythology?

19:39 07 March in Uncategorized
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The teaching of mythology provides many varied benefits to students of all ages.  Students come in contact with a variety of world cultures while comparing those cultures to their own.  Mythology also teaches history by examining ancient times and their effect on the modern world. ...

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The Pentatonic Lyre

02:21 01 March in Uncategorized
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It's said the lyre was invented by the infant Hermes on the day he was born. Orpheus played his lyre so beautifully even the rocks would dance. Songs were everywhere in ancient Greece, and the lyre accompanied athletic games, worship of the gods, and storytelling....

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Music. Art. Adventure.

00:01 01 March in Uncategorized
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Music. Art. Adventure. These are more than just fun. They are what make me who I am. Every day I wake up early and move the Sun across the sky I travel with my flying horses But what I really want to do is to create Perhaps you've felt it too. When something...

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Heroes at Play

21:41 19 February in Uncategorized
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This black-figure vase (c. 6th century BCE) by Attic painter Exekias shows the Greek hero Achilles beating Ajax at the game known as pebbles. Game play has been with us since time immemorial. It is one of the things that make us human. During the...