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Honors Latin 5 Skit in Shark Tank Style

 (Courtesy/Lance H.)

Students from the Honors Latin 5 class performed its skit during a February assembly. Their sketch will be submitted to the Ohio Junior Classical League.

Seniors Naomi C. (Aphrodite), Gabe E. (Hephaestus), Tyler F. (Dionysus), Arjun G. (Zeus), Ethan K. (Hermes), Leo K. (Talos), Megan K. (Hera), Laine M. (Athena), Dylan R. (Ares), Katie W. (Artemis), and Max Z. (Poseidon) wrote and performed this humorous interpretation of Greek mythology.

The plot revolved around the gods on the peak of Mount Olympus, with Athena, Ares, Hera, Hermes, Poseidon, and Zeus hearing proposals from gods about why they should be Olympians. The entertaining twist was that the students fashioned the gods’ pitches after those from the investment show Shark Tank. 

First in the tank was Hephaestus, the estranged son of Hera. He pleaded that his creation of the massive automaton Talos warranted his acceptance as an Olympian. After debate, Zeus, decided in favor of Hephaestus. Next, Aphrodite argued that her status as the goddess of love would add romance to the pantheon and succeeded in her request. Hestia, the goddess of the hearth, missed her appointment in the tank because nobody could find her right before her session. Last in was Dionysus, the god of wine, and his wild antics intrigued the Olympians so much that they welcomed him to the council.


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