Ariadne: Resources for Athenaze


Writing Ariadne's Perspective

Rewrite the myth of Ariadne and Theseus from her point of view. Choose one of the following three possibilities:

  • Have Ariadne write a letter to Theseus telling him what she thinks about their affair.
  • Use the grammar and vocabulary given in chapters 1-6 to have Ariadne retell the myth of Theseus emphasizing her role in saving the Athenians.
  • Write a description of what Ariadne’s life is like after Theseus’ departure.

Ariadne and Dionysos
Ariadne crowns Dionysos with a laurel wreath while Pan and a satyr pick grapes above, Toledo 1981.110

Photo credit: Lucanian red figure volute krater, c. 380-360 BCE. Photograph by Maria Daniels, courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art.

Classical Studies
Cornell College

Last Update: January 21, 2013 3:09 pm
John Gruber-Miller