by Ovid

8 CE

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 Transformation of Arachne into a Spider" by Ovid.

“The Transformation of Arachne Into a Spider” from Ovid's Metamorphoses is a classic myth in which a nymph named Arachne offends the goddess Athena and suffers the consequences for her lack of humility.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Man vs. Nature and Revenge & Betrayal as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: man or nature?" and "Is revenge ever justified?"

Ways to support your child: