This learning packet will review:
-What the world knows historically about Homer
-The historical significance of Homer
-Information about The Iliad and The Odyssey
-How to read these texts
-Key historical contexts
-The impact of Homer's literature upon the world and upon writing in general
This is a highly informative slide show detailing the life, literary works, and historical impact/context of Homer.
Source: Rebecca Oberg, other sources cited in slide show
This short clip offers some important insights into the historical context of the time in which Homer was writing, explaining some of the oddities of the text in a modern way.
This is a highly engaging, very informative overview of the plot and major themes of Homer's well-known work The Odyssey.
This is the trailer for the 1997 film adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey. I think it gives a great teaser for some of the overarching themes and ideas in the text. Enjoy!
I put this video last because I feel the same way--you need to have some context on The Odyssey to understand it. But because it is so short and really entertaining if you do indeed know about the text, I think that it could still be valuable, since I would think that at least some of the people who would look up Homer on Sophia would have at least some background knowledge on The Odyssey. But thank you for the feedback, I'll keep it in mind.
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