Monday, April 11, 2011

Great Greek Day Selection

For Great Greek Day, you will choose and research an ancient Greek (real or mythological). You will create a project to present your research, and you will "become" that Greek on Great Greek Day. During the week, you will receive the project description, requirements, scoring rubric, and instructions.

For now, your first step is to choose your Greek. In this post, you will find a list of suggestions. Please comment on the post with your First name, last initial, and your top 3 choices in order. The priority is first come, first served. Be sure you choose a character that you can find a good amount of information about!

Great Greeks
Real Great Greeks
Leaders
    Alexander the Great
    Pericles (greatest leader of Athens)
    Hippias (last tyrant of Athens)
    Solon (founding father of Athenian democracy)
    Phillip II (father of Alexander, king of Macedonia)
    Leonidas of Sparta (fought against Persia)
    Demosthenes (famous Athenian speaker)
    Ptolemy (general of Alexander)
    Cleopatra VII (last pharaoh of Egypt)

Mathematicians
    Pythagoras
    Euclid (invented geometry)
    Archimedes (inventor)
    Eratosthenes (cartographer)

Scientists
    Hippocrates (doctor)
    Hipparchus (astronomer)
    Claudius Ptolemy (measured the earth)
    Aristarchus of Samos (astronomer)

Writers/Poets
Sappho (poet)
Aeschylus (writer of tragic plays)
Sophocles (writer of tragic plays)
Homer (wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey)
Euripides (writer of satires)

Philosophers
    Socrates
    Plato
    Aristotle

Historians
    Thucydides (wrote about Peloponnesian War)
    Herodotus (wrote about the Seven Wonders)
    Xenophon (described military campaigns)

Mythological Great Greeks

Gods and Goddesses
    Zeus (king of the gods)
    Hera (queen of the gods)
    Poseidon (god of the sea)
    Hades (god of the underworld)
    Demeter (earth goddess)
    Persephone (queen of the underworld)
    Apollo (god of light and music)
    Artemis (goddess of the hunt)
    Aphrodite (goddess of love)
    Hephaestus (blacksmith of the gods)
    Ares (god of war)
    Hermes (messenger god)
    Athena (goddess of wisdom)
    Dionysus (god of wine and parties)

Heroes and Others
    Theseus (killed the Minotaur)
    Perseus (killed Medusa)
    Heracles (Hercules)
    Jason (found the Golden Fleece)
    Daedalus (built a labyrinth, fake wings)
    Icarus (flew too close to the sun)
    Minotaur (half bull, half human)
    Odysseus
    Atalanta (great female athlete)
    Helen of Troy
    Medusa
Achilles
Pandora
Polyphemus (the Cyclops)

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You are free to choose either a real Great Greek or a mythological character. This list is only to give you ideas; you DO NOT have to choose from this list.

Write your top three choices:

1.    _________________________________

2.    _________________________________

3.    _________________________________

66 comments:

  1. 1. Demeter
    2. Persephone
    3. Cleopatra VII

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  2. Hi mr.guerriero i would like to be
    1.aphrodite
    2.artemis
    3.hera
    thanks
    Nora

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  3. My top choices are as follows;
    1. Hestia
    2. Sappho
    3. Medusa

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  4. George wants 1. Minotaur, 2. Apollo, 3. Aesop

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  5. ben turner
    ZEUS
    ALEXANDER THE GREAT
    THESEUS

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  6. 1. Cleopatra VII
    2. Hera
    3. Aphrodite

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  7. Kat:
    1. Artemis
    2. Cleopatra
    3. Hera

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  8. hey mr. g My top three choices are
    1. Persephone
    2.Medusa
    3.Cleopatra
    Thanks
    Claire B

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  9. 1. Cleopatra VII
    2. Hera
    3. Aphrodite

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  10. noah turner
    1 dionysus
    2 cleopatra
    3 minator

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  11. Katelyn:
    1. Artemis
    2. Persephone
    3. Cleopatra

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  12. 1. Achilles
    2. Hermes
    3. Ptolemy
    -Chris Gillis

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  13. Hi! I would like to be...
    1. Medusa
    2. Artemis
    3. Cleopatra

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  14. 1.aphrodite
    2.Demeter
    3.Hera
    Thanks Alyssa

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  15. 1. Athena
    2. Demeter
    3. Cleopatra VII

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  16. Samme
    1. Selene
    2. Eos
    3. Cleopatra

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  17. Hello!
    Here are my choices:
    -Iris
    -Pandora
    -Sappho

    Thanks for your consideration!

    -Mae

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  18. bella n.
    Artemis
    Aphrodite
    Helen of Troy

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  19. 1) Artemis
    2) Athena
    3) Cleopatra VII

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  20. Emily H : 1.Artemis 2.Hera 3.Cleopatra VII

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  21. Irene:

    1. Hera
    2. Athena
    3. Artemis

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  22. 1. Hermes
    2. Xenophon
    3. Homer

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  23. 1. Atalanta
    2. Europa
    3. Cleopatra VII

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  24. William .K
    Alexander the great
    Philip II
    Apollo

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  25. 1. Alexander the great
    2. Play-doh(plato)
    3. Poseidon

    Jake C.

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  26. Hi Mr. Guerriero.
    I would like to be
    1. Pythagoras
    2. Euclid
    3. Hephaestus
    Thanks!
    -Théo Guérin

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  27. 1. Ajax the Greater
    2. Hercules
    3. Athena

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  28. 1. Ajax (the greater)
    2. Polyphemus
    3. Ptolemy

    -Brady Orozco-Herman

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  29. 1. Achilles
    2. Apollo
    3. Leonidas of Sparta

    -Jake Orozco-Herman

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  30. 1. Ares
    2.Demeter
    3.Alexander the great
    Thanks, David

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  31. 1- athena
    2-plato
    3- hermes

    thanks M.r G
    ali

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  32. Hi Mr.G! My three choices for great Greek day are:
    1. Archimedes
    2. Hermes
    3. Ares

    thanx!
    J@ck. H

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  33. 1) aphrodite
    2) Hera
    3) persephone
    Kim M

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  34. SUP MR. G
    1)DIONYSUS
    2)HADES
    3)ALEXANDER THE GREAT
    THANKS YOU ARE DA MAN

    FRROM THE
    HANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  35. 1.Hippocrates
    2.Phillip II
    3. Hercules

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  36. 1.Cleopatra VII
    2. apollo
    3.hermes

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  37. 1. Demeter
    2. Persephone
    3. Sappho

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  38. 1.Cleopatra VII
    2.Artemis
    3.Persephone
    THANKS :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  39. 1. Artemis! :P
    2. Cleopatra!
    3. Persephone

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  40. 1.Cleopatra VII
    2.Artemis
    3.Persephone
    THANKS :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    opps sent it twice sorry
    ~ Jessica

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  41. 1)Minotaur
    2)Pericles
    3)Ares

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  42. Khadijah Scott

    1. Pandora
    2. Athena
    3. Sappho

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  43. Adrian L
    1.PROMETHEUS
    2.CRONUS
    3.ARISTOTLE

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  44. Hi Mr. G!

    My top 3 choices are as follows:

    1. Hestia
    2. Psyche (personification of the soul)
    3. Cleopatra V II

    Thanks- See you tomorrow!

    -Julia

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  45. Hi Mr. Guerriero!
    My top 3 choices are as follows-
    1. Gaia
    2. Helen of Troy
    3. Sophacles
    Thank you! Chloe :)

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  46. 1 Apollo
    2 Ares
    3 Pericles

    Nathan

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  47. Hi
    Here are my choices:
    -Hades
    -Odysseus
    -Alexander the Great

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  48. Dan wants Philip 2, Posideon, Apollo

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  49. max coren is the bestApril 11, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    1.]Lysander
    2.]Leonidas I
    3.]Menelaus
    max

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  50. Lily
    1.) Aphrodite
    2.) Artemis
    3.) Cleopatra

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  51. Austin K.

    Poseidon

    Apollo

    Alexander the Great

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  52. 1.Sappho
    2.Hades
    3.Medusa
    4.Hermes

    FROM SYDNEY GELLER!! SHE ROCKS

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  53. Hi Mr. G
    My choices are:
    1. Leonidas of sparta
    2. Dyonysis
    3. Ares

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  54. drew Hurwitz
    king minos
    apollo
    pericles

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  55. My choices are
    1.Ares
    2.Leonidas
    3.Achilles

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  56. Fiona

    1. Demeter

    2. Aphrodite

    3. Athena

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  57. Alexander

    1. Alexander The Great
    2. Plato
    3. Hephaestus

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  58. 1. phidippides
    2. apolo

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  59. elijah laguerre said

    1. zeus
    2. dionysus
    3. alexzender the great

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  60. 1. Echo
    2. Eos
    3. Persephone
    4. Sophocles
    Thanks!
    Anna

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  61. 1. Hades
    2. Dioniysus
    3. Hipposrus
    Thanks!
    Kathleen

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  62. Ryan Coen
    first choice:
    Hephaestus
    2nd:
    Homer
    3rd
    Odysseus

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  63. Hey mr.g i would like to be

    1.Hyperion
    2.Oceanus
    3.Ajax

    Bernard Gibbs

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  64. Lucy McNatt

    1. Atalanta
    2. Demeter
    3. Cleopatra

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