An_Introduction_to_the_Odyssey.ppt - Let’s start from the beginning… 3,000 years ago Greece Story telling tradition stories were passed down by

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Let’s start from the beginning… 3,000 years ago Greece Story telling tradition- stories were passed down by telling them rather than writing them. Hundreds of stories were memorized and passed down from generation to generation
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A teller of stories… Homer ( Homeros in Greek) Told of two great war stories in Greek: the Iliad and the Odyssey . Iliad was a story about a ten-year war that destroyed the city of Troy (sound familiar?)
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So, what happened? Helen, who was considered the most beautiful woman in the world, left her husband and Greek king, Menelaus, to run off with Paris, a prince of Troy.
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Menelaus, angry that his woman left him, rounds up some men to begin a war between Sparta and Troy. His army? Old admirers /suitors of Helen, who swore to defend anyone who ends up with her
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War Wages The Spartans (Menelaus’ crew) destroy allies and everything around Troy, but can’t get through Troy’s walls.
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