5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Odysseus visit Ogygia...
- a Name for Greece
- b The greatest warrior in the Trojan War. In book 11 of Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus sails to the underworld and converses with the shades. One of these is him, who when greeted as "blessed in life, blessed in death", responds that he would rather be a slave to the worst of masters than be king of all the dead. But he then asks Odysseus of his son's exploits in the Trojan war, and when Odysseus tells of Neoptolemus' heroic actions, he is filled with satisfaction.
- c Fourteenth
- d was caught by Hephaestus having an affair with Ares
- e Medea's home. Barbarian land - the farthest that any Greek had gone
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Twilight of gods. The day they will be defeated
- Caesar's right hand man (bodyguard). When the conspirators were plotting to kill Julius, they knew they had to get Mark out of the equation. What they didn't know was that he would become such a threat since he could speak well in public
- a comparison of two unlike things
- Tiny people in a small world
5 True/False Questions
Oedipus → The king of Thebes; kills his father and marries his mother
Scheria → The Island of the Phaecians
Ino → Greek goddess She helped Odysseus by giving him a magic scarf that would make him float so he could get safely to land.
Odysseus visit the Lolus Eaters... → Twelfth
Telemache → Protagonist of the play, This person's homeland is Colchis, an island in the Black Sea, which the Greeks considered the edge of the earth--a territory of barbarians. A sorceress and a princess, she used her powers and influence to help Jason secure the Golden Fleece; then, having fallen in love with him, she fled her country and family to live with Jason in Iolcus, his own home. During the escape across the Mediterranean, she killed her brother and dumped him overboard, so that her pursuers would have to slow down and bury him. While in Iolcus, she again used her devilish cleverness to manipulate the daughters of the local king and rival, Pelias, into murdering their own father. Exiled as murderers, Jason and Medea settled in Corinth, the setting of Euripides' play, where they established a family of two children and gained a favorable reputation. All this precedes the action of the play, which opens with Jason having divorced Medea and taken up with a new family. The play charts her emotional transformation, a progression from suicidal despair to sadistic fury. She eventually avenges Jason's betrayal with a series of murders, concluding with the deaths of her own children. Famously, the pleasure of watching Jason suffer their loss outweighed her own remorse at killing them.