Friday, November 16, 2012

The Odyssey--Food for Thought

(1)    Odysseus is an epic hero (larger-than-life, embodies ideals of a nation, encounters danger, demonstrates courage, etc.).
(2)  Odysseus is not perfect!
(3)    The Greek people valued both a healthy/strong mind and a healthy/strong body.
(4)    Because The Odyssey is an epic, all of our unit terms can be found “in action”:
Be on the lookout for epithets and  epic/Homeric similes, and consider the authorial purpose of any examples that you find.