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Myths in Words and Pictures

This digital Smithsonian in Your Classroom features artwork depicting stories from classical mythology as well as the texts of the stories themselves. The Greek myths have informed literature, art, and popular culture for thousands of years. Whether your students are new to mythology or already love it, they will all enjoy reading the stories and exploring the self-directed interactives, while building their analytical skills. At home or with your instruction, they will discover ways that pictures can tell stories—and ways that stories can take on new meanings in pictures.

Myth 1: Achelous and Hercules – Symbolism
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Myth 2: Atalanta – Plot
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