Last week it was Columbus in my daughter's classroom, this week it's--
"We learned what beheading means," she blurted out in the car on the way home from school.
What are they teaching at schools nowadays? I thought.
Turns out the teacher was doling out a little British history, and along with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I the teacher also mentioned Mary, Queen of Scots. The beheading definition was not in the original lesson plan, but an impromptu question from an interested student. (Why am I not surprised?)
Elementary school teachers: we can talk about beheadings here at BwP, but prefer descriptions of olive-wood poles going into the single eyes of Cyclopes.
Anyone, however, can write in to teenage underscore heroes at symbol yahoo dot com and ask a question about mythology or a related subject. I'd be glad to give you my best shot at an answer.
This one is not about the ancient Fall of Troy, but about an archeologist in the nineteenth century who attempts to find ancient Troy back in the day when modern archeology was just in its first moments of gestation.
Sounds like a winner.