Odyssey Project In the epic, The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is harmed and helped by the gods. Mortals and gods interact and affect each other’s lives. Aeolus and Athena are gods/goddesses that try to help Odysseus on his journey. The main god who wants to harm him is Poseidon, and Zeus is a god that both harms and helps him. Poseidon, the God of the sea, has a grudge against Odysseus because of the blinding of his son, Polyphemus. Polypehemus asks his father to cast a curse on Odysseus, “Should destiny intend that he shall see his roof again among his family in his father land, far be that day, and dark the years between. Let him lose all companions, and return under strange sail to bitter days at home.” Poseidon hears and tries his best to fulfill his sons wish. Posedion’s bitterness causes him to generate a storm which eventually wrecks Odysseus' ship. Poseidon does whatever he can to keep Odysseus from reaching home, Ithaca. He keeps Odysseus from Ithaca for about twenty years. Athena is the god that helps Odysseus the most in his journey. She is known as “the hope of soldiers” because she is the goddess of war and wisdom. She first gives Odysseus the courage to stab the pointed olive tree in the Cyclops eye. She later uses her powers to disguise Odysseus as an elderly beggar so that he can spy on his wife's suitors and evaluate the character of each man he comes across. Athena also helps Odysseus and the other three men that help him, to defeat the 118 suitors. After they’ve won the battler, Athena then makes Odysseus and his wife, Penelope younger and healthier. Zeus
perished through it’s own sheer folly in eating the cattle of the Sun-god Hyperion; so the god prevented it from ever reaching sanity. Tell me, too, about all these things, O daughter of Jove, from whatsoever source you may know them. (Homer, The Odyssey, Book I) Your task is to recreate your journey through the year of Geometry. You are Odysseus, and your travels are through Geometry. You have encountered many challenges along the way. Treat these challenges as those of Odysseus, tell me, Poseidon…
Unit 3 (3 weeks): Research Expository Essay
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Unit 4 (3 weeks): The Odyssey
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Vocabulary and Grammar…
Some Observations on Virgil’s Aeneid
Like Homer’s epics Iliad and Odyssey, Aeneid is an epic, but whereas Homer’s epics were folk epics which had existed for centuries in the oral tradition before Homer committed them to writing, the Aeneid is an art epic, which means that Virgil has clearly constructed a document which would do what an epic is supposed to do: depict the values of the society it represents, a sort of self image for the Roman empire.
The Roman Empire was vast, and it lasted…
Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor, who was born on July 26, 1928 in the Bronx, New York City. He is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and is famous for the films 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, The Shinning, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, and Dr. Strangelove. His films consisted of inspiring use of music scores and dazzling artistic cinematography. However, he was infamously known for being a perfectionist; during…
March 23, 2015
Since the early development of electronic technology people have debated
whether technology has made us more or less intelligent. In Clive Thompson’s essay,
“The dumbest generation? No, twitter is making kids smarter” and Nicholas Carr’s
essay, “Is Google making us stupid?”, they expound on the debates of what the internet
is doing to our brains. Thompson writes about how kids are now growing up with new…
Task and End Results:
• Answer the driving question! • In a small group, create a front page of a “newspaper” for one section of the Odyssey. • As a class, create a modern day newspaper gallery retelling the story of the Odyssey. • Present the gallery to a group of critics who will judge whether or not your product makes classic literature (the Odyssey) and classic writing styles (newspapers) appealing to modern audiences.
English Standards and Skills:
1. Analyze how complex characters…
Evans HUM 2210 REVIEW SHEET EXAM 1
1. Features that identify a society as "civilized"
a. Agriculture (irrigation) and breeding of animals = surplus food (goats, peig, cattle, sheep). Wheat, barley, rice, and maize.(Sci&Tech- polish stone tools. Ex: stone sickles)
b. Cities: large apartment settlements= standard architecture & surplus manpower
c. Writing (“gifts of the gods”)= records. Pictograph, ideogram, cuneiform.
fully understand and decide to become a video game developer, I researched what careers were best suited for me based on my interests, the history, educational and training requirements, and finally the current job outlook.
As part of this final project, assessments were taken on CareerCruising.com that chose ten careers that most suited me based on my skills and learning styles. These ten careers included many that were technology based, including multimedia developer, desktop publisher, and computer…
this was not a software project." By October, Nestlé had established a project team of 50 top business executives and 10 senior information systems professionals. They developed a set of best practices to become common work procedures for manufacturing, purchasing, accounting and sales. A smaller technical team was set up that took 18 months to examine all data for every item in all divisions and set up a common data structure for the whole company.
At first the project decided not to use SAP's…
Cooper who was the first creator of the portable device commonly known as the Mobile
phone had in fact created an analogue not digital. The Idea for the mobile phone was also
perceived from films including star trek and 2001: a Space Odyssey was where they were
used as mock-ups and stage props. A quote from Turing could have possible changed the way
we see Mobile devices in the modern aspect. He quoted ‘It would be quite possible to
arrange to control a distance by means of a telephone…