Feast Upon Greek and Roman Myths

Written by Brooks

Last Thursday, my fifth grade class held the annual celebration called the Roman Feast to end our studies on the Ancient Greeks and Romans. I dressed up as Zeus for the feast. brookszeusIn the weeks leading up to the event, I eagerly planned and constructed my costume. I used a bed sheet for my toga. For my lighting bolt, I used a paper towel roll covered in aluminum foil. Then, I put yellow zigzags on the bolt. Next, I put electric pens inside the lightning bolt so I could shock all of my friends.feast1.JPGOn my shield was a picture of me dressed as Medusa. Zeus had a shield with Medusa on the front because to use as protection. Medusa was a young mortal girl and Poseidon took her to the temple of Athena and they fell in love at the foot of Athens’s statue. Athena thought up a horrible curse and turned Medusa in to a monster who could turn people to stone. After getting dressed in our classroom, we proceeded to the balcony of our lunchroom.feast2.JPGOur parents had decorated it to resemble Roman palace. We were served chicken legs, ham, Caesar salad, bread, and various desserts including a Roman Coliseum cake.feast3cake.JPGAfter dessert, we paraded in the lunchroom and threw out gold coins to the younger children. The Roman feast was my favorite highlight of the school year. It was culmination of all of the studying and readings we did such as The Iliad, The Odyssey, Greek myths, and studying Greek and Roman wars. In addition, I have read several of the Percy Jackson books including Greek Gods and Greek Heroes. Even though these myths were written almost 3,000 years ago they still have relevance today.greekbooksThey are fun to read because the Gods have many exciting powers such as flying, immortality, the ability to morph into different shapes and sizes, and the magical weapons they can use. Also, the myths exaggerate mortal battles, which entices the reader to want more. The themes of morality are still applicable today which is why I highly recommend that you to read these wonderful ancient writings.

Written by Brooks

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