by Ovid 8 A.D.

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus" by Ovid.

Ovid (43 BCE – 17/18 CE), or Publius Ovidius Naso, was a Roman poet best known for the Metamorphoses, which now remains an important source of classical mythology. In this classic myth, Daedalus attempts to escape imprisonment on the island of Crete by crafting a pair of wax wings for himself and his son, Icarus.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Comedy & Tragedy as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"What can we learn from tragedy?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this myth at home:
    • What was "The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus" about?
    • What did you learn about Comedy & Tragedy?