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The Odyssey So Far. Brought to you by Ben Schultz. What Do We Know?. By Homer Blind Poet – his job was to tell stories What stories are popular? . What Do We Know?. Well, its about the Greeks It’s a “National Epic” AKA, it brings in many different Greek groups and their neighbors.

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The odyssey so far

The Odyssey So Far

Brought to you by Ben Schultz


What do we know

What Do We Know?

  • By Homer

  • Blind Poet – his job was to tell stories

  • What stories are popular?


What do we know1

What Do We Know?

  • Well, its about the Greeks

  • It’s a “National Epic”

    • AKA, it brings in many different Greek groups and their neighbors


The odyssey so far

  • Remember – many of these figures were KNOWN either literally or by reputation by the people who were hearing the stories


What s important

What’s Important?

  • Family, Family, Family

  • National Pride


What s important1

What’s Important

  • Personal Strength and Honor

  • The lives of those less than you


What s important2

What’s Important?

  • A Good Death


Who are our characters

Who are our Characters?

  • Odysseus – Obviously very important, but absent from the text – his absence leaves a “void” that other characters try and fill

    • Telemachus

    • Suitors


Who are our characters1

Who are our Characters?

  • Penelope

    • Faithful wife

    • For the Greeks a woman’s

      place is in the home at

      the “hearth”

    • Weaving: perfect grieving

      activity


Who are our characters2

Who are our Characters?

  • Telemachus

    • The Son

    • Trying to be a hero – without

      the father it is difficult

    • Also doesn’t know exactly

      HOW to go about heroism

      (again – Odysseus’ absence is

      huge)


Who are our characters3

Who are our Characters?

  • Poseidon

    • Sets himself AGAINST Odysseus

    • The Sea is important to the Greeks, but also a good symbol of the chaos Nature can bring

  • Athena

    • Goddess of Wisdom

    • Wisdom/Intelligence seeks to put the world BACK together


So what has happened

So What Has Happened?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR_v-LSVERQ


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