Sunday, July 24, 2011

Winged Sandals

Want to learn more about Classical mythology, ancient Greek history and the main heroes who formed the ancient world? A site created by the Melbourne University and ABC staff is the "Winged Sandals". 
Here one can find stories and games which were deliberately chosen to represent three realms: the Gods who live on Olympus, the mortals and monsters who occupy the Earthly Realm and the dead who live in the Underworld. Hermes, who is the navigator and messenger God, is the only character who flies between the realms. 


The ultimate vision was to create a website which would inform, educate and entertain. Winged Sandals has animated stories, interactive games and an on-line version of the Delphic Oracle all presented with a focus on entertaining and engaging young audience. Although being primarily targeted for children aged 6-12, it is a site which adults can also enjoy and learn a plethora of facts about the Classical World. 

2 comments:

  1. Πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα ανάρτηση.
    Ορίστε τι κάνουν οι ξένοι και ορίστε τα χάλια μας που περιφρονούμε τον πολιτισμό μας.

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  2. Νομίζω πως τουλάχιστον ο ένας είναι έλληνας της Αυστραλίας. Παρόλλα αυτά είνια ενδιαφέρον να διαπιστώσουμε πως αυτό το site έχει ως βάση την Αυστραλία και όχι την Ελλάδα! Υπάρχουν πολλά τέτοια παραδείγματα όπου πρωτοβουλίες λαμβάνονται από ξένους που να αναφέρονται στο δικό μας πολιτισμό!

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