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Perseus best proves he is a hero with great fighting skills by

Read the excerpt from “Perseus.”

Fate willed it—or perhaps Zeus, who up to now had done little for his love and his child—that they should be discovered by a good man, a fisherman named Dictys. He came upon the great box and broke it open and took the pitiful cargo home to his wife who was as kind as he. They had no children and they cared for Danaë and Perseus as if they were their own.

This excerpt best shows that the ancient Greeks valued

kindness and generosity.

Read the excerpt from “Persues.”

He announced that he was about to be married, and he called his friends together for a celebration, including Perseus in the invitation. Each guest, as was customary, brought a gift for the bride-to-be, except Perseus alone.

Which aspect of Greek life does this excerpt reveal?

that people gave gifts to the woman getting married

Perseus best proves he is a hero with great fighting skills by
NOT taking the Grey Woman’s eyeball

Read the excerpt from “Perseus.”

It happened that soon after their arrival Perseus heard that the King of Larissa, in the North, was holding a great athletic contest, and he journeyed there to take part. In the discus-throwing when his turn came and he hurled the heavy missile, it swerved and fell among the spectators. Acrisius was there on a visit to the King, and the discus struck him. The blow was fatal and he died at once.

What can be learned about Greek life from this excerpt? Check all that apply.

Kings ruled over local areas.
Kings sponsored sporting events.
People came to watch the athletic games.
Outsiders could take part in the athletic contests.
Discus throwing was a common sporting event.

Read the excerpt from “Perseus.”

The Ethiopians were being devoured in numbers by the serpent; and, learning from the oracle that they could be freed from the pest only if Andromeda were offered up to it, they forced Cepheus, her father, to consent. When Perseus arrived the maiden was on a rocky ledge by the sea, chained there to wait for the coming of the monster.

In this excerpt, readers learn that is an accepted practice in ancient Greek life.

sacrifice

Read the excerpt from “Perseus.”

[Queen Cassiopeia] had boasted that she was more beautiful than the daughters of Nereus, the Sea-god. An absolutely certain way in those days to draw down on one a wretched fate was to claim superiority in anything over any deity; nevertheless people were perpetually doing so.

Which ancient Greek value did Queen Cassiopeia fail to possess?

modesty

Embarrassed when he lacks a gift for Polydectes’s bride, Perseus proclaims that he will provide the best wedding gift conceivable. By doing so, Perseus’s forgets to value
aidos, or modesty and humility.

Read the excerpt from “Perseus.”

Fate willed it—or perhaps Zeus, who up to now had done little for his love and his child—that they should be discovered by a good man, a fisherman named Dictys. He came upon the great box and broke it open and took the pitiful cargo home to his wife who was as kind as he. They had no children and they cared for Danaë and Perseus as if they were their own.

What aspect of Greek life does the excerpt show?

that people made a living by fishing

Which story event in “Perseus” best shows that the ancient Greeks valued intelligence?
Athena gives Perseus a mirror so he does not look directly at Medusa.

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