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Social Studies

Perseus the Destroyer: The Floating Coffin (Part 1)

Here one will learn the events that lead up to the birth of Perseus. Events that echo through his journeys and that of his famous great-grandson Hercules.
Daryan Borys
398 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 28 learners
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55 minutes
per class
Meets once
9-12
year olds
1-6
learners per class
per learner

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Students develop an appreciation of ancient literature and learn about Perseus, Danae, Egyptus, Danaus, Hypermnestra, Lynceus, Abas, Proetus, Acrisius, Stheneboea, Dictys, Polydectes and far more. Etymology of words connected to these stories will be discussed.  Information is sourced from Pseudo-Apollodorus' 'Bibliotheca', Hyginus' 'Fabulae', fragments of Euripides' 'Andromeda' as the play has been lost to time, Herodotus' 'Histories', Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', and Hesiod's 'Shield of Heracles'. Further information is sourced from the works including, but not limited to, of Pindar, Sappho, Sophocles, and Homer.
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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
  In this story roughly forty-nine individuals have their heads liberated from their bodies.  But don't worry, after I'm done reading out all their names, listeners are ready to murder them themselves.
  Certainly a subject of concern is Zeus visiting Danae and how this will be handled.  Students will be given a narrative as follows:
"Trapped in her bronze prison with only a grate in the ceiling for light and fresh air, Zeus looked down from the heavens and was moved to keep her company.  To pass through the ceiling grate, Zeus transformed himself into a shower of gold, then took on the form of a giant eagle and wrapped Danae in his wings.  He would visit and comfort her in this fashion and in time they had a son."  No further detail will be given. Immediately the narrative will move on to Acrisius discovering the baby after hearing its cries.
 Pseudo-Apollodorus' 'Bibliotheca', Hyginus' 'Fabulae', fragments of Euripides' 'Andromeda' as the play has been lost to time, Herodotus' 'Histories', Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', and Hesiod's 'Shield of Heracles'. Further information is sourced from the works including, but not limited to, of Pindar, Sappho, Sophocles, and Homer.

Teacher

Daryan BorysAntiquities Scholar, Mythology Storyteller, Literature Tutor, Earthshaker, Gamer
398 total reviews
617 completed classes

About Me

I'm happy to share my passion for Greek Mythology, Shakespeare, Jules Verne, J.R.R. Tolkien, or explore and develop a student's interest in literature.  As an actor, I've had the pleasure of exploring and performing in traditional Greek Theater,... 
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