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Odyssey
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Odyssey

Homer's Odyssey is an epic poem written in the 8th century BCE which describes the long voyage home of the Greek hero Odysseus. The mythical king sails back to Ithaca with his men after the Trojan War but is beset by all kinds of delays and...
The Odyssey Summarised - Context, Themes and Importance
Video by Kelly Macquire

The Odyssey Summarised - Context, Themes and Importance

The Odyssey is the second epic poem, following the Iliad, attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer, a poem both epic in length and in content with the Hero Odysseus facing numerous monsters, goddesses, and even a trip to the underworld...
A Long and Difficult Journey, or  The Odyssey: Crash Course Literature 201
Video by CrashCourse

A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey: Crash Course Literature 201

In which John Green teaches you about Homer's Odyssey. If it was Homer's If Homer was even real. Anyway, that stuff doesn't really matter. John teaches you the classic, by which I mean classical, epic poem, the Odyssey. The Journey of Odysseus...
Odysseus
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Odysseus

Odysseus (Roman name: Ulysses) was one of the great pan-Hellenic heroes of Greek mythology. He was famous for his courage, intelligence, and leadership. Odysseus' resourcefulness and oratory skills were instrumental in the Greek victory in...
English Civil War Reenactment Battle Display! BIGGEST EVER! Military Odyssey 2013 | HD Video
Video by LivingHistory82

English Civil War Reenactment Battle Display! BIGGEST EVER! Military Odyssey 2013 | HD Video

English Civil War Reenactment Battle Display! BIGGEST EVER! Military Odyssey 2013: The biggest and most impressive English Civil War Battle display I've ever seen! For my video camera is use a Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera (Canon Digital...
Menelaus
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Menelaus

Menelaus (also Menelaos) is a figure from ancient Greek mythology and literature who was the king of Sparta and the husband of beautiful Helen, whose abduction by the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the legendary Trojan War. The story is...
Cyclops (Play)
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Cyclops (Play)

The satyr-play The Cyclops was written by Euripides, one of the great Greek tragedians, in 412 or 408 BCE. Like many of his fellow tragedians, Euripides centers his play on a well-known story from Greek mythology. The Cyclops is based on...
Cyclops (Creature)
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Cyclops (Creature)

A cyclops (meaning 'circle-eyed') is a one-eyed giant first appearing in the mythology of ancient Greece. The Greeks believed that there was an entire race of cyclopes who lived in a faraway land without law and order. Homer, in his Iliad...
Zephyrus
Definition by Harrison W. Mark

Zephyrus

Zephyrus was the god of the west wind and the messenger of spring in Greek mythology. He was known as one of the four Anemoi, or wind gods, each of whom represented a cardinal direction and, except for Eurus, a season. Zephyrus was often...
Ancient Greek Literature
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Ancient Greek Literature

Greek literature has influenced not only its Roman neighbors to the west but also countless generations across the European continent. Greek writers are responsible for the introduction of such genres as poetry, tragedy, comedy, and western...
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