Introduction to ‘The Odyssey’

How are ancient Epic Poems relevant today?

‘The Odyssey’ is an Epic Poem that is thousands of years old. It explores philosophical questions about ourselves. It is a bunch of adventures within a man’s journey home.

After fighting for 10 years in the Trojan War, Odysseus and his crew have to get home. It takes them 10 years. This journey is that story.

Question for the day (10 points):

  • Why do you think a 5000 year old story of a journey home is still read today? What must it be about to still be relevant today?

Please watch the following short introductory video:

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