Ancient Greece: Waldorf Education Resources
This welcome new edition of Charles Kovacs’ classic work Greece: Mythology and History contains legendary stories of mythical heroes and historic figures from the dawn of western civilization, through the fearless deeds of Heracles, Theseus, and Odysseus, to the Golden Age of Athens and the conquests of Alexander the Great. Kovacs’ vivid narrative portrays our human journey from the mysteries of antiquity to the birth of modern medicine, science, and philosophy.
This teaching resource retells the legends of Greek mythology and ancient history as recommended by the Waldorf curriculum for classes five and six (ages 10 to 12 years).
About the Author
Charles Kovacs (1907–2001) was born in Vienna, Austria. He left in 1938 and joined the British Army in East Africa. After the War he settled in Britain, and in 1956 he took over a class at the Rudolf Steiner School in Edinburgh, where he remained a class teacher until his retirement in 1976. He died in 2001. His extensive lesson notes have been a useful and inspiring resource material for many teachers; he also gave over 300 lectures to adults and was in demand as a speaker. He is the author of numerous books for Waldorf teaching, as well as The Spiritual Background to Christian Festivals and The Apocalypse in Rudolf Steiner’s Lecture Series.