The Odyssey
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A collection of articles and websites aimed at helping students explore key concepts found in Homer's The Odyssey.
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OpEdNews Article: What makes a hero?

OpEdNews Article: What makes a hero? | The Odyssey | Scoop.it
The term hero has been diluted and abused. A hero is not necessarily someone who survives being in a war, or who happens to pull someone out of a car wreck. We call the former a survivor and the latter a brave person.
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Epic Hero | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

How a self-taught British genius rediscovered the Mesopotamian saga of Gilgamesh —after 2,500 years
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Characteristics of a Hero

Characteristics of a Hero | The Odyssey | Scoop.it
As Norman Schwarzkopf has rightly said, "It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." Such are the characteristics of a hero, someone who believes in actions rather than just words.
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