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5 types of essay

Creation
Humanity
Animal/Plant
Cosmos/Natural Disaster
Hero/Trickster

1

'How did I get here" are what types of myths?

creation myths

2

"Why do we have to die" are answered in _______ myths

humanity

3

"Who are we with" myths are answered in what type of myths?

Animal/plant

4

Cosmos/ natural disaster myths answer the question?

Why do 'bad' things happen

5

"Why do things change" are answered in ___________

hero/trickster myths

6

Who is a greek mythic hero?

Odysseus

7

Odyssey is organized into ___ books and about ______ verses

24
12,000

8

The poem "Odyssey" is about _______ trip to ______ after the ________. It says it lasted ____ years but historians believe it lasted ____

Odysseus'
Ithaca
Trojan War
10 LONG years
4 months

9

Author of Iliad and Odyssey

Homer

10

These to poems, Iliad and Odyssey, are among the least read works in literature

False

11

Vocabulary and language suggest the poems were written around

700s B.C

12

Traditional meter in which each line consists of 6 rhythmic measures.

Dactylic hexameter

13

A long, narrative poem about the adventures of a hero is called an ______

epic

14

In ancient times, pomes were ____ to audiences in live-performances

sang

15

Choosing certain well-worn phrases to express a thought is called a _______

formulaic disction

16

When Odysseus arrives at Troy, he arrives with ___ boats and ___ men

12 boats
600 men

17

Place where Odysseus' men act like pirate and are raided, which ended up with 72 of men dying.

Ismarus

18

Land of he Lodus eaters, what happened?

Odysseus sent 3 men
His men are given lotus (shaped liked a fruit, flower) and it mkaes them forget their name

19

List characteristics about the Land of the Cyclops

Cyclops: lawless brutes ; lazy (don't build houses/ don't farm)
Primitive, uncivilized - no laws,isolated, don't build ships and use goats

20

Odysseus' final destination is?

Ithaca

21

In what book do we meet the Phaeaceans?

Book IX

22

Ancient Greek concept of hospitality

Xenia

23

Xenia host :

must provide food, shelter, and a gift
Couldn't ask for the guest's name

24

Xenia guest:

not to take advantage of their host's hospitality
manners
gift to the host

25

When someone expresses excessive pride, they are said to be ______

hubristic

26

An adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality/characteristic of a person

Epithet

27

A call for help or inspiration by an authority or poet that usually occurs at or near the beginning of a literary work

invocation of the muse

28

A character who contrasts with another character in order to highlight particular qualities of the character

Foil

29

A recurring structure, contrast, or another device that develops or informs a work's major theme

motif