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Franciszek Kobryńczuk

About Arion, the Famous Singer [O słynnym śpiewaku Arionie]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue (accessed: June 11, 2021), Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp.Poseidon and Ino had a son born on Lesbos who became a famous singer. His name was Arion. He travelled to Corinth where he found a patron in Periander, the city's tyrant. Later, Arion successfully co(...)



Emilka Bojańczyk , Anna Piwkowska

Frances [Franciszka]

In contemporary Warsaw, thirteen-year-old Franciszka learns that her mother, Natasza, taken to the hospital before the plot of the novel begins, is severely ill (later in the book, it turns out that she has leukemia). As the girl has been brought up only by her mother, she must go and live with her grandmother, Ewa, whom she never met. The eccentric woman, called “babsko” [a hag] by Franciszka, does not look like or behave as a grandmother should (according to the protagonist), and t(...)


YEAR: 2014


Deirdre Barry, Richard Morss

I’m a Monster (Series, 52 Episodes)

2D animation series for children of pre-school age (4-8 years), about monsters from various parts of the world. In each episode of the series (duration: 2 minutes) we meet another character who presents himself to the audience (with the voice of an actor) and tells some fun facts about himself.* Most of presented characters are well-known – they come from mythology of different cultures, from literature, movies etc. The material is rich, colorful and original. In twelve episodes of th(...)


YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: Ireland

TED , Jeremiah Dickey, Celeste Lai, Mark Salata

TED-Ed Lessons Worth Sharing, Series Before and After Einstein: How Taking a Bath Led to Archimedes’ Principle

In the series Before and After Einstein there is one lesson about ancient science.The video is a retelling of Vitruvius’ account (De architectura 9.9–12) of how Archimedes came up with his principle (although the name of Vitruvius is not mentioned by the narrator). The character of Archimedes is introduced: born in 287 BCE in Syracuse on Sicily, he was a famous mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. King Hiero II asked him to verify whether the goldsmith who ma(...)


YEAR: 2012


István Száva, Tamás Szecskó

The Giant of Syracuse [A szirakuzai óriás]

The entry is based on the Polish edition Olbrzym z Syrakuz, Warszawa: Nasza Księgarnia, 1966.A Sicilian Greek boy, Sporos, plays with his friend Zeuxippos*. Sporos, son of the mathematician and astronomer Phidias**. Out of curiosity, he uses a bifurcated branch to draw circles on sand to see how many of them could be placed on the circumference of the central one; he discovers that the correlation ratio is not dependent on the size of the circles. His friend wants to go home, so he destroys the (...)


YEAR: 1959

COUNTRY: Hungary