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Notes on the Odyssey
Notes on the Odyssey
Notes on the Odyssey
Notes on the Odyssey
Notes on the Odyssey
Notes on the Odyssey
Notes on the Odyssey
Notes on the Odyssey
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Notes on the Odyssey

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PowerPoint that introduces "The Odyssey"

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  • 1. By: Homer The Odyssey
  • 2. View the Video for background on Homer and “ The Odyssey”
  • 3. Epics vs. Legends
    • What is the difference between an epic and a legend?
    • Click Here to find the answer.
    • After viewing the video, discuss the differences between the two.
  • 4. Oral Traditions
    • Composed orally
    • Made up of earlier and shorter narrative songs and/or poems
    • “ Storytellers” would travel around from town to town and sing/recite the oral tradition
    • Written down much later than when it was actually composed
  • 5. The Epic
    • An epic poem is a long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes.
    • Follows certain patterns
      • Poet announces subject
      • Asks a muse to help
    • Poet asks a question
    • Epic is the answer
  • 6. Epic Hero
    • Possesses human characteristics
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Hero often appears larger than life
  • 7. The Odyssey
    • Odyssey: A long wandering marked usually by many changes of fortune
    • This story chronicles King Odysseus’ journey home to Ithaca after having been fighting in the Trojan War
    • War lasted 10 years
    • Took him 10 years to return home
    • Away from his homeland for 20 years
  • 8. Characters
    • Odysseus---Epic Hero-King of Ithaca
    • Zeus-king of the gods
    • Poseidon-god of sea and earthquakes
    • Athena-goddess of wisdom, skills, and warfare
    • Telemachus-Odysseus’ son
    • Penelope-Odysseus’ wife-Queen of Ithaca
            • Rest of characters are listed on page 862
  • 9. Odysseus’ Route
    • Watch Video
    • Reference Map on page 891
    • Now read “The Odyssey”
    • After you read “The Odyssey” click here to
    • embark on your own odyssey.

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