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20 January 2012 @ 07:51 am
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GIFTS FROM THE GODS: ANCIENT WORDS AND WISDOM FROM GREEK AND ROMAN MYTHOLOGY by Lise Lunge-Larsen with illustrations by Gareth Hinds (Houghton Mifflin 2011) accomplishes two things in its span of pages. It recounts some of the tales of Greek and Roman myths while to explains the derivation of words that come from their 9the gods) names and events from the old stories. Tantalize, siren, genius, fury, opening Pandora's box, and much more are included in this book. After students have explored this book, ask them to use their newly developed skills when they turn to Rick Riordan's books to see if they can catch some other references to words and phrases from mythologies. <22>