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The Odyssey

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on 6 May 2010

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Transcript of The Odyssey

Epic Works An Epic: A long narrative poem about a legendary hero. Recall the Gilgamesh epic from Mesopotamia. Homer Homer's Stories Homer's Characters A poet who lived around 1200 BC Was thought to be blind, but described events as a seeing person Wrote the Illiad and the Odyssey The Illiad The Odyssey About the last year of the 10 year trojan war Troy was defeated when Ulysses and his men were able to get inside the walls of Troy concealed within the body of the Trojan horse.
The Trojan Horse About the 10 year journey of Ulysses and his men trying to get home after the Trojan War.
Theme: Humans on the journey of life overcoming temptations along the way.
Ulysses or Odysseus
Sirens group of females who lured sailors by their singing Circe goddess, enchantress, who turned men into swine Scylla monster with 12 feet and 6 heads with 3 rows of teeth, carries off a sailor in each mouth Charybdis 3 times a day pulls sailors into her whirlpool Hyperion the sun (distinct from Apollo, the sun god) Jove also Zeus, Jupiter leader of the gods Eurylochus one of the crew members The Illiad and the Odyssey - about the war between the Trojans and the Greeks which happened between 900 and 700 B.C.E.
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