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Show Me The Way To Go, Homer Ithaca, Ithaca, Wherefore Art Thou Ithaca? Why Don't Men Ask For Directions?

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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Study of Homer's The Odyssey Classical Greek history shaped the contemporary minds of many. For instance, many of the traditions, beliefs and values derived from Homer's The Odyssey. The epic provides the historical background of the Greek culture including their values and beliefs as well as exemplifying the mythological perspective upheld by the Greek society at that time.
In addition to the historical input, the Odyssey exposes students to the characteristics of an epic, epic hero, and epic similes. It contains elements of law, literature, philosophy, mythology and combines literary techniques with the motivation and thought process of human beings.
The epic focuses on the journey of man seeking the comfort of home and truth, while exemplifying courage, strength and determination. The Odyssey exposes students to Greek history, the elements of epic and poetic devices, and the story of man and his journey home from war.