Friday, October 14, 2011

atlas

"Yes, the world is heavy..."

A couple of weeks ago, I spoke about comics and Greek Mythology (because I teach ancient literature) to a third grade class: Ms. Carnes's class at Winnona Park Elementary in Decatur, Georgia. It was fun, and it got me thinking about words we use derived from Greek mythology, whether that means Greek words, like Atlas, or latinized versions of Greek myths, like the word Herculean, which uses the Roman version of Herakles.

Thus, this week's word, and the strange format: I'm working on a bunch of these for a special project. Hope you enjoy!

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