Odysseus

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Odysseus

  1. 1. Odysseus <ul><li>-About Odysseus </li></ul><ul><li>-Trojan horse Back ground </li></ul>
  2. 2. About Odysseus <ul><li>Odysseus was the son of Laertes and was the ruler of the island kingdom of Ithaca. He was one of the most prominent Greek leaders in the Trojan War, and was the hero of Homer's Odyssey . He was known for his cleverness and cunning, and for his eloquence as a speaker. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Trojan horse Back ground <ul><li>In the tenth year of the Trojan War, the Greeks tricked the </li></ul><ul><li>enemy into bringing a colossal wooden horse within the walls of </li></ul><ul><li>Troy. The Trojans had no idea that Greek soldiers were hidden </li></ul><ul><li>inside, under the command of Odysseus. That night they </li></ul><ul><li>emerged and opened the city gates to the Greek army. Troy was </li></ul><ul><li>destroyed. Now it was time for Odysseus and the other Greeks </li></ul><ul><li>to return to their kingdoms across the sea. Here begins the tale </li></ul><ul><li>of the Odyssey, as sung by the blind minstrel Homer. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Easy Quiz <ul><li>1.Who made the Trojan horse? </li></ul><ul><li>2. who was one of the most prominent Greek leaders in the Trojan War? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Who was one of the original suitors of Helen of Troy? </li></ul>

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