Thursday, January 15, 2009
Oh the places you will go...UPDATED
My Dad and Step-Mom went to the Mediterranean last summer to see some of the worlds most fantastic sites of the old world. They sailed on a cruise ship half way around the world to see Greece, Rome and Italy as well as several other countries. The photos are nothing short of spectacular. It's really weird to think that my dad stood in the center of the Acropolis, walking where kings once ruled the old world from, then it's center, Greece.
We have all seen our fair share of Hollywood movies that have made their nods toward the ancients. Stories like Troy, 300, or the essential viewing of Clash of the Titans, which if you haven't seen it, treat your family to an exciting evening of 80's stop-motion animation. Really one of the last of it's kind. I find great comfort in some of the similarities that we share with our ancient predecessors, like the belief in defending what you love, sharing a common struggle with the good people around you, and the love of a well turned story. We are well into the story of Odysseus, having just finished Books 1 and 9, the story of Polymephus, the Cyclopes of Ancient Greece. I thought that it would be a good idea to post the slides that have been used thus far as well as add some links to a few places that could help you in your search for the perfect ancient god to modern hero match up. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail me.
Where to go...
Listen online to The Odyssey