Learning Objectives

1.    Learn the stories of the returns of Agamemnon, Menelaüs, Nestor, Diomedes, Idomeneus, Philoctetes, and Neoptolemus.

2.    Study the trials and return of Odysseus as depicted in Homer’s Odyssey.

3.    Learn the significance of the following adventures in Odysseus’ struggle to return home:

a.     The Cyclops Polyphemus

b.    Circe and Calypso

c.     The Nekuia

d.    The Cattle of the Sun

e.    The Phaeacians    

4.    Study Odysseus’ struggle to regain his position on Ithaca and at home.

5.    Identify the qualities of Penelope and those she shares with her husband.