The Greeks created what to explain the world?
Ancient Greek literature provides some of the worlds greatest what and what?
Poems and stories
Greek what lives on and influences our world even today?
Body of stories about gods or heroes that tries to explain how the world works
Author of two great epic poems, the Iliad and the odyssey
Most famous lyrical poet of Ancient Greece
Author of the worlds most famous set of fables
Short stories that offer lessons on living
We often use the word myth as a synonym for lie or untruth. Do you think this is correct?
According to Greek mythology, which seasons did Demeter get her daughter back?
Spring and summer
If homer did not exist, how do you think the lliad and the odyssey were composed?
By somebody else
What is lyric poetry?
it is when some one sings a poem while playing the lyre.
the greek word for people is “demos.” what political system is known in english by a word derived from “demos?”
what is the modern expression that refers to a persons weak spot and is based on a figure from Greek mythology?
what was one way that Greek writers taught people important lessons about life?
through their stories.
how did the ancient Greek writers explain weather, seasons, and natural disasters?
AGAIN! Through their stories.
what are two epic great poems of early Greece, who wrote them?
lliad and the odyssey by Homer.
what famous Greek hero fought monsters and killed the nine-headed hydra?
what is mythology?
body of stories about gods or heroes that tries to explain how the world works.
why did the ancient Greeks create myths?
what are homers most famous works?
lliad and odyssey
how are fables different from myths?
fables can happen and myths can not
in what areas have greek myths influenced our culture?
why do you think mythological references are popular with sports teams and bissnusses today?
because they are cool and funny and awesome!
why d you think greek literature has been so influential through out history?
because its awesome!