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The Odyssey Research Questions
Exploration of Homer's Ancient Greece: Background Research Project for The Odyssey
1. Roles of Epic Poetry/Oral Tradition in Ancient Greece, specifically Homer’s Iliad and The Odyssey
2. The Trojan War: the cause, heroes, big names (Helen of Troy, Agamemnon)
3. Major Greek gods & their influence on Greek morals/ethics and customs (esp. hospitality)
4. Women and their roles in ancient Greek culture (society, within a family, noble/royal vs. common)
5. Ancient Greek sailing vessels, navigation, and trade
6. Ancient Greek family, social, and governmental structure (the city-state)
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