Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My Special Athena Gold Coin And My Greek Course

Hello and welcome! Here's two jokes for today:

1. Why do dogs like trees?

They're attracted to the bark.

2. What musical note do you hear when a car runs over a bee?


I'm sorry about not having a post yesterday. To be honest, I forgot all about it! Anyway, today's post is about my Greek course, which has just started to get interesting. This week was all about the Archaic Age, where society rebounded from the Dark Ages and rediscovered literature. It was also the time that people began to switch over to coins for currency. One such example is the Athenian coin, which I'll go into detail about later. Finally, many poets emerged to enrich life in ancient Greece, such as Homer, Hesiod, and Sappho (the first important female person in ancient Greece).

The ancient Athenian coin was used as currency in the Greek capital of Athens, the sacred city of the goddess Athena. The coin was typically silver in color, but the one that I own happens to be golden in color. On the "heads" side, there is a picture of the goddess Athena, and the "tails" side features an owl (Athena's sacred animal), an olive plant (Athena's sacred plant) and the inscription ΑΘΕ (alpha, theta, epsilon), which means "Of The Athenians" or "The Children of Athena". The coin is even featured in the book The Mark Of Athena by Rick Riordan, where Annabeth Chase is given the coin, which leads to the missing Athena Parenthos statue.

I hope you enjoyed today's edition of School Stories (Where School Is ALWAYS In Session!), and see you later!

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