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What is an Epic?
is a long poem about a national or legendary hero.
Ancient Greece produced two epics-
____________ and the Odyssey.
The Odyssey is named for its hero,
, who is also known as Ulysses.
Where It All Began…
Immediately engages the reader
Provides narrative space for long _________________
Gives story a satisfying unity
when it ends where it began
Who wrote this stuff?
Both of the epics have been attributed to a blind traveling poet named
Who is Homer?
Very little is known about his life
Was a bard- ____________________
Bards made their living by singing folk tales and _____________to audiences.
a popular story
, Homer may have been the only one to write it down
The style of
like a chorus or refrain
was recited with lyre in hand
Was a _________________
What is The Odyssey and Iliad About?
Both epics are based on the
, which occurred in about
According to the legend,
the war began with
, wife to
, who was kidnapped by
to bring them __________.
How long did it last?
The war went on for
and the Trojans were defeated
Homer’s second epic
the smartest of all Greeks
, outsmarts the ______________ with the ____________________
He fools Trojans by leaving a huge wooden ____________ filled with Greek warriors
Due to Odysseus being instrumental in the destruction of Troy, the gods are MAD!
They vow that he will have a LONG and difficult journey home. Odysseus’ journey home takes
The Odyssey is comprised of
lines and divided into
We will only read selected passages from the poem
One: Story of what happens in Ithaca to wife and son while they are waiting for Odysseus’ return
Two: Odysseus’s wanderings
Three: Odysseus returning to Ithaca and joining forces with son to destroy enemies
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