BOOK LIST (to print) -- GREECE
It’s the Greeks’ desire for beauty that makes Greek mythology so valuable to children. The stories are wrapped around kernels of moral truths and connected to Nature. I notice many Christians refuse to read Greek mythology to their children and so deny them the understanding they need to unlock meaning in much of the great literature that came later. If you look to the stories as told by the writers of a hundred years ago, which you’ll find in the online library, you’ll find much of their Christian belief shedding light on the stories. They taught the children that the Greeks had a child-like sense of Beings greater than themselves, but they did not know God as their Father as children know now. I don’t believe it’s difficult to reinforce that idea to your children and many of these writers of 100 years ago will do it for you.
Art credit: A Reading from Homer by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema