Oedipus the King Summary
Oedipus the King starts with a plague in Thebes. The citizens beg the king
to take action as they gather outside the palace. Creon returns with a message that
the former kings murderer is still in the city and mus
Odyssey Quiz 1
In Penelopes archery contest, through how many axes must Odysseus fire his
Which plant makes the sailors forget their desire to return home?
Odyssey Quiz 4 review
Which goddess often assists Odysseus and Telemachus, and speaks up for them in
the councils of the gods on Mount Olympus?
Why does Poseidon despise Odysseus?
(A) Odysseus does not r
Odyssey Quiz 3
What happens to the disloyal maids after they clean the blood from the great hall?
(A) They are hanged.
(B) They are forgiven.
(C) They are whipped.
(D) They are dismissed from the palace.
What does Tiresias warn Odysseus not to harm
Odyssey Quiz 2
Menelaus is king of which city?
Eurycleia recognizes Odysseus based on what distinguishing feature?
(A) A scar on his leg
(B) His cunning
(C) The sound of his voice
(D) His noble bearing
The Aeneid Quiz 1
Which of the gods is the staunchest enemy of Aeneas and the Trojans?
Who is the queen of Carthage, the city-state where Aeneas lands after the big storm
in Book I?
The Aeneid Quiz 2
Where does Aeneas last see Dido?
(A) In Troy
(B) In Carthage
(C) In Rome
(D) In the underworld
How do the young Trojan boys participate in the contests in Sicily?
(A) They play an ancient Mediterranean form of lacrosse
(B) They hav
The Iliad Quiz 4
Who raised Patroclus?
(C) Shepherds on Mount Ida
Who sets fire to a Greek ship?
(B) Hephaestus, god of fire and iron
(D) Agamemnon, in a suicidal urge
What magical charm does
The Iliad Quiz 3
With what weapon does Ajax knock Hector unconscious?
(A) A boulder
(B) A spear
(C) A wooden club
(D) His astonishing good looks
At what point in the story do the Achaeans hold their athletic competition?
(A) After the war
The Iliad Quiz 1
Who sends the plague to the Achaean camp near the beginning of The Iliad?
When does Achilles die?
(A) In Book 4
(B) In Book 12
(C) In Book 24
(D) He doesnt die in The Iliad.
Which of the fol
The Iliad Quiz 2
Which god helps to bring about the death of Patroclus?
Why is Astyanax frightened when he sees his father, Hector?
(A) He sees Hectors blood-stained sword.
(B) He foresees Hectors deat
Journeys of Odysseus and Dante
Literary Tradition 2
Dr. John Roy
February 12, 2013
In the Odyssey, Homer describes the journey of Odysseus in many ways.
During his voyage back home, Odysseus encounters many monsters, and places,
In the epic poem Beowulf, the author introduces many different kings, for
example King Hrothgar of the Danes and King Heremod from the legends.
Throughout the poem, King Hrothgar is depicted as a great king who is aged, wise,
and lives his life a
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is a story that contains many lessons on
how to become a better, stronger, and more chivalrous knight. Sir Gawain embarks
on an epic journey for multiple reasons. Fir
Sin-Transgression against Gods love/laws, punished by their actions or inactions on earth, 7 deadly sins.
Love- 3 types of love: Agape (willed love, eternal committed love), Eros (attraction love, lustful love), Philia
Fears and Hungers
Literary Tradition 2
Dr. John Roy
February 26, 2013
Since the beginning of time, sin has always been a part of human
civilization. However, sin is a very ambiguous term which draws many questions.
The first questi
In the epics the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer introduces two heroes. In the Iliad the hero
is Achilles, the greatest warrior who ever lived, and in the Odyssey the hero is Odysseus, the
cunning King of Ithaca. Throughout the Iliad, Achilles is dr
In the Odyssey, Odysseus encounters many monsters and places such as the Cyclops, the
Lotus Eaters, and the dreary Underworld. The survival of his journeys makes him the hero that
he is known to be. In the same way, Telemachus embarks on his own
Literary Tradition I
29 November, 2012
Libation Bearers Directed Essay
The Oresteia contains three separate plays, and the Libation Bearers is the second play of
three. The Libation Bearers begins with the return of O
Literary Tradition 1
4 October 2012
Achilles Internal Conflicts
Throughout the Iliad the two major themes are the will of Zeus and the rage of Achilles.
Both themes are dominant but Achilles rage was stronger and more present.
Aeneas- Son of Anchises and Venus (Aphrodite). Survivor of the siege of Troy. Fearsome
warrior and a leader able to motivate his men against adversity. His destiny is to find the Roman
Apollo- in the Oresteia, acts as Orestes defend
Study Guide, Exam 1
Be able to identify and briefly explain the role of the following characters in Iliad and Odyssey. If
they are present in both Iliad and Odyssey, be able to identify and explain their role in each work
Final Exam Study Guide, Part 1
I. Be able to identify the following (if the characters are from more than one work, identify them
for all applicable works):