Intro to the Odyssey. The Map of Odysseus’s Journey. About 3000 years Ago… . People were telling stories of a great war The person credited with gathering these stories together and telling them as one unified epic is blind poet named Homer.
Ancient Greek court singer and storyteller, often identified as an epic poet
Believed to have composed the epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey
Most likely, he would have sung these poems or spoke them aloud to music
He would also have performed them from memory
He was believed to be illiterate and may have have dictated his stories to a scribe
Choose a character from a novel, movie, play, or television show that represents a modern-day epic hero.
What characteristics do they possess that might make them an epic hero?
What characteristics do they lack?