Yesterday, I announced that I would soon be teaching a Roman mythology class.
Actually, we will be reading through four myths using the book, Fabulae Faciles.
That class starts as soon as we finish Second Year Latin by Robert Henle… hopefully before Christmas.
From time to time, people ask me about the mythology questions on the National Latin Exam. People want to know how to get ready for the inevitable, seemingly random questions that pop up on that test.
There is an easy answer. Read D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths. Reading this book should get you ready for 90% of the mythology questions that may appear on the test.
And, if the questions never show up, or if you never take the National Latin Exam, you will have enjoyed yourself anyway. Because D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths is just a fun book to read.
The myths can be confusing, dark, and just plain weird. The D’Aulaires removed most of the darkness and the weirdness and left us all with a simple, plain, fantastic retelling of those old myths.