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Thacher Library Catalog


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Helen of Troy
Call Number: 292 HUG
ISBN: 1400041783

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The genealogy of Greek mythology : an illustrated family tree of Greek myth from the first gods to the founders of Rome
Call Number: 292 JAM
ISBN: 1592400132

Who's who in Greek and Roman Mythology
Call Number: R 292 KRA

Sailing ships and their story
Call Number: 387.2 CHA

Ancient ships
Call Number: 387.2 TOR

Everyday things in ancient Greece
Call Number: 913.38 QUE

Daily life in the time of Homer
Call Number: 938 MIR

Civilization of the ancient Mediterranean : Greece and Rome
Call Number: R 938 CIV

Encyclopedia of the ancient Greek World
Call Number: R 938 ENC

The Odyssey Research Questions

The Odyssey

Launching the ship : Pre-poem research


The goal of this assignment is to have each of you learn enough basic information to ground your reading of The Odyssey.

 You may use only online tools  available through the Odyssey Library guide and print resources in the Library. 

For each answer, cite your source fully, within Noodlebib. 

Please answer each question on a word document to be handed in when complete.



1. Homer & the importance of The Iliad and The Odyssey in western literature/culture

2. The Trojan War: the cause and resolution, important players, key moments

3. The Role of sports and games in ancient Greek culture

4. The Role of feasting and banquets in ancient Greek culture

5. Ancient Greek sailing vessels and navigation; the “known” world in which they sailed

6. Ancient Greek family, social, and governmental structure (the city-state)


Your assignment :


1. Meet in the library on Monday 4/13. With your partner, compile research notes concerning your assigned topic.


2. Filter your notes for your MOST important, relevant points.


3. Create a PowerPoint (or alternative) Slide Presentation that includes your key bullet points, images, charts, definitions, maps, etc.


4. Add citation information to your final “Works Cited” slide.

  • Minimum: three qualified sources, one of which must be in print from Thacher’s library.

  • All sources must meet scholarly criteria articulated by Mrs. McGill.


5. Prepare for a five-minute presentation in class on Tuesday 4/13.






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