English B Odyssey, an introduction

Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.He saw the townlandsand learned the minds of many distant men,and weathered many bitter nights and daysin his deep heart at sea, while he fought onlyto save his life, to bring his shipmates home. But not by will nor valor could he save them,for their own recklessness destroyed them all—children and fools, they killed and feasted onthe cattle of Lord Helios, the Sun,and he who moves all day through heaven took from their eyes the dawn of their return.Of these adventures, Muse, daughter of Zeus,tell us in our time, lift the great song again.What can be learned about the ancient Greeks from this excerpt? Check all that apply. They valued perseverance, bravery, and strength.They believed the gods were active in people’s lives.
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.This was an army, trained to fight on horseback or, where the ground required, on foot. They came with dawn over that terrain like the leavesand blades of spring. So doom appeared to us, dark word of Zeus for us, our evil days.My men stood up and made a fight of it— backed on the ships, with lances kept in play, from bright morning through the blaze of noonso holding our beach, although so far outnumbered; but when the sun passed toward unyoking time, then the Achaeans, one by one, gave way.Which stage of the hero’s journey is represented in this passage? The road of trials
Based on this passage of The Odyssey, one can conclude that the ancient Greeks greatly valued Bravery
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.”I am Laertes’ son, Odysseus.Men hold me formidable for guile in peace and war:this fame has gone abroad to the sky’s rim.Which is the best paraphrase of this excerpt? Odysseus is the son of Laertes and is widely respected for his cunning.
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.My home is on the peaked sea-mark of Ithacaunder Mount Neion’s wind-blown robe of leaves, in sight of other islands—Dulichium, Same, wooded Zacynthus—Ithacabeing most lofty in that coastal sea,and northwest, while the rest lie east and south. A rocky isle, but good for a boy’s training;I shall not see on earth a place more dear,Read a student’s paraphrase of the excerpt.Odysseus’s home is Ithaca, a rocky island surrounded by other islands. Odysseus considers Ithaca a great place in which to grow up.What key detail should be added to strengthen the student’s paraphrasing of this excerpt? Odysseus holds his home very close to his heart.
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.Then I sent out two picked men and a runnerto learn what race of men that land sustained. They fell in, soon enough, with Lotus-Eaters,who showed no will to do us harm, onlyoffering the sweet Lotus to our friends—but those who ate this honeyed plant, the Lotus,never cared to report, nor to return:they longed to stay forever, browsing on that native bloom, forgetful of their homeland.Which central idea should be included in a paraphrase of this excerpt? The men sent by Odysseus to investigate the land they had landed upon became forgetful after eating Lotus plants.
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.My men stood up and made a fight of it— backed on the ships, with lances kept in play, from bright morning through the blaze of noonso holding our beach, although so far outnumbered; but when the sun passed toward unyoking time, then the Achaeans, one by one, gave way.Which values of the ancient Greeks are most emphasized in this excerpt? Bravery and perseverance

You Might Also Like