Thursday, 31 January 2013

Ancient Greece

This week I have been studying Ancient Greece.

I am very interested in Greek myths and have created some things from them.

Firstly, this is a Greek ship. The purple circles are shields and the front of it is to the left of the picture. The blue in the centre is a sail. Most Greek ships had sails and some had oars as well.

This is a plasticine tablet with my name written on it in Greek. I used a pointed stick to write it, just as they would have done in Ancient Greece.

This is Charybdis, the whirlpool monster. It is a monster featured in The Odyssey. We have been reading a children's version of The Odyssey this week. Charybdis lives at the bottom of the sea and drags sailors to their doom with her whirlpool.

This is a Cyclops from The Odyssey. It has one eye in the centre of its forehead and it's the size of a giant.


I also made scenes from Greek myths out of lego. This one is 'The Slaying of Python'.  

The next two are of 'The Calydonian Boar Hunt'. It is about the slaying of a vicious boar sent by Artemis because nobody was praying to her.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Jacob, I just love the models and the lego.I'm also impressed by the tablet! Sounds like you're having a fantastic time studying Greece.Grandad