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Epithets

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Amanda Padgett

on 6 December 2013

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Transcript of Epithets

Epithets, Maps, and Book 1
Learning Targets
I CAN...
Define and create an epithet
Identify key locations from "The Odyssey"
Discuss Book 1 with a partner
Epithets
an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the person or thing mentioned.
Examples
What would your epithet be?
Mrs. Padgett the kind of heart


Mrs. Padgett the wise one
The Travels of Odysseus
Giant-Killer Hermes
earth-shaker Poseidon

Book 1
In this book, Athena foreshadows many of the events that are to come during the epic poem. While the Odyssey is the story of Odysseus, it is also the story of his son, Telemachus.
The story begins in media res (or in the middle of the action.)
The Odyssey is a story rooted in the oral tradition of story-telling
Discuss the following with your shoulder-buddy
How has an oral tradition played a role in your family?
How would you feel if you were in Telemachus' situation?
We have already been introduced to the relationships of the gods and goddesses to humans. How are the Greek gods and goddesses similar or different from the one true God?
Homework
Book 2 Due by Wednesday
Gods/ Goddesses Report due Friday
DON'T FORGET: Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday
Books 1-3 Quiz on Friday
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