The Odyssey Research By Leila Quinonez Period 4

Who is Homer?

Everything known about Homer is a blur. The author of The Odyssey and The Lliad is presumed to be the main educator of Greece in his time. In The Odyssey, a blind poet/minstrel named Demodoko was thought to be a character he wrote as a reflection. In the epic Demodoko was blind and had course curly hair with a matching beard. Many statues of him were made like this. Some would even say he was before his time.

The Trojan War

  • Between the Greeks and the people of Troy
  • Started when the prince of Troy Paris abducted Queen Helen of Sparta and refused to return her
  • Menelaus, her husband, sent an expedition to retrieve her
  • After 10 years it ended when the Greeks infiltrated and ambushed the city of Troy in a giant wooden horse, retrieving the queen

Players of the Trojan War

Greeks: Agamemnon, Menelaus, Achilles, Patroclus, Ajax, Diomedes, Odysseus, Nestor

Trojans: Hector, Paris/Alexander, Priam, Hecuba (or Hecabe), Andromache, Cassandra, Laocoon, Aeneas

How do they relate?

The Odyssey is the story of Odysseus, a warrior in the Trojan War, sailing home.

Citation Page

Biography.com Editors. "Homer Biography." Biography.com A&E Television Networks, http://www.biography.com/people/homer-9342775. Accessed January 12, 2017.

History.com Staff. "Trojan War." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009, http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/trojan-war. Accsessed January 12, 2017.

“National academic quiz tournaments, LLC.” n.d. Web. https://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/trojan-war-heroes.html, 12 Jan. 2017.

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