Send out a shout out to Odysseus

11 May

You are creating a message for Odysseus as he travels back home.

You need to take on the persona of his: mother, father, son, daughter, wife, friend or loyal servant.  What words of encouragement do you want to send to Odysseus.

In Homer’s The Iliad, Odysseus participated in the Trojan War. The most famous story from this epic is that of the Trojan horse.Odysseus and his men built a giant wooden horse and left it outside the gates of Troy as a peace offering. The Trojans accepted it and rolled it into the city. However, the Greeks had hidden inside the horse, and that night, they sneaked out of the horse and opened the city gates to the entire Greek army. Because of this trick, the Greeks won the Trojan War.

Odysseus has been at war for 10 years and he is now preparing to return home.  Send him a greeting of encouragement.

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Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Curriculum


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