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2 The Odyssey by, Homer Part 2: Who was Odysseus? Jeanette K. Lasko

3 Background Information Odysseus was the hero in the Trojan War Odysseus was the hero in the Trojan War Homer told these tales in the Iliad, which is a war epic Homer told these tales in the Iliad, which is a war epic

4 The Trojan War This war was the Greeks vs. the Trojans This war was the Greeks vs. the Trojans It lasted 10 years It lasted 10 years Odysseus was the hero when he helped the Greeks with the Wooden Horse Trick Odysseus was the hero when he helped the Greeks with the Wooden Horse Trick

5 The Wooden Horse Trick The Greeks told the Trojans they were going to surrender The Greeks told the Trojans they were going to surrender As a peace gesture, they presented the city with a giant wooden horse As a peace gesture, they presented the city with a giant wooden horse The Trojans brought it into their city The Trojans brought it into their city

6 The Wooden Horse Trick The Greeks were actually hiding inside the horse The Greeks were actually hiding inside the horse They waited there until night when the citizens of Troy went to sleep They waited there until night when the citizens of Troy went to sleep They came out of the horse and burned the city to the ground They came out of the horse and burned the city to the ground

7 The Wooden Horse Trick

8 Where The Odyssey Picks Up The Odyssey is a journey epic (“Odyssey” means journey) The Odyssey is a journey epic (“Odyssey” means journey) This epic details Odysseus’ long trip home and the problems he encounters This epic details Odysseus’ long trip home and the problems he encounters

9 Odysseus’ Time Away From Home He was in the war for 10 years He was in the war for 10 years It will take him 10 more years to get home It will take him 10 more years to get home So he will have been gone a total of 20 years when he finally returns! So he will have been gone a total of 20 years when he finally returns!

10 Odysseus’ Family His wife= Penelope His wife= Penelope His son= Telemachus His son= Telemachus

11 Odysseus’ Family Before the war, he was reluctant to leave them Before the war, he was reluctant to leave them He pretended to be a peasant when the draft board came for him He pretended to be a peasant when the draft board came for him They found out his real identity when they threw his son in front of his plow They found out his real identity when they threw his son in front of his plow

12 Odysseus’ Character He is considered to be a hero, so is highly regarded by many people He is considered to be a hero, so is highly regarded by many people He is the ruler of his hometown, Ithaca He is the ruler of his hometown, Ithaca He is physically strong He is physically strong He is very determined and has a lot of will power He is very determined and has a lot of will power

13 Odysseus’ Journey

14 Credits Leeming, David A. (2003). The Odyssey: An Introduction by Leeming, David A. (2003). The Odyssey: An Introduction by David Adams Leeming. In Elements of Literature (pp ). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. David Adams Leeming. In Elements of Literature (pp ). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.  Websites (used for images) jazzkang.hihome.com/homepage/mythstory/epics/troy


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