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January 2014

Getty Museum K-12 Teacher Programs

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New Ancient Art Lessons

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Learn about art and invention in ancient Greece and Rome with three new lessons. Discover objects that depict scenes from The Odyssey, analyze symbols depicted on coins from antiquity, and learn about ancient Greek athletics through poetry and art.

The Odyssey: Spoken, Written, Illustrated, and Performed (for Grades 3–8)

An Ode to Victory! (for Grades 6–12)

Creating Coins: Figures & Symbols (for Grades 6–12)

These lessons address visual arts and history/social science standards, english/language arts Common Core standards, and more.

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Lidded Storage Jar with the Blinding of Polyphemos/ Etruscan
This storage jar depicts an important scene from The Odyssey--the moment when Odysseus outwits the one-eyed, man-eating Cyclops Polyphemos.

Lidded Storage Jar with the Blinding of Polyphemos, Etruscan, 650 - 625 B.C. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
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