Because she discovered Xena: Warrior Princess this summer. So, thank you Xena, for getting my girl as interested in this time period as your brother and I!
We're trying out/considering a few books for studying this in more depth...
And the winners for our Greek study are: The Book of the Ancient Greeks; Tales of Troy and Greece; The Glorious Adventure; Black Ships Before Troy; The Wanderings of Odysseus, and I decided that Percy Jackson's Greek Gods would be a gift for The Boy to add to his Rick Riordan collection.
We'll see how it goes. I'm not stressing right now as to how far we get in history this year, what with The Boy starting high school next year. He wants to work through The Big History Project at that point, with supplemental resources that will include The Ascent of Man, The Origin of Species, etc. I may have The Girl do something at that point along the lines of Where The Brook and the River Meet (minus the religion), or ??? In the meantime, we'll enjoy a shared interest as long as it lasts!