In order to build background on The Odyssey, you will research a selected topic and create an annotated bibliography.
An annotated bibliography is a list of the credible sources (books, articles, websites, dictionaries, videos, etc.) that you used to learn about your topic. In addition to citing the sources in a specific MLA format, an annotated bibliography includes a paragraph to summarize each source’s main ideas.
Guidelines for Sources
Guidelines for Paragraphs
Guidelines for MLA Citations
Suggested search terms (this is not an exhaustive list):
Trojan War Trojan Horse Helen of Troy King Menelaus Odysseus Achilles
archetype epithet epic epic hero King Priam Homeric simile
Ancient Greece Homer bard minstrel Greek myth mythology
Greek religion monotheism polytheism pantheon oblation Olympus
Olympian Greek gods/goddesses rhapsode Laocoon King Agamemnon
Andromache Hector Apple of Discord Iliad legend In media res
Topic One: Who was Homer?
Topic Two: Ancient Greece and Homer's World
Topic Three: Friends, Strangers, and Guests: Greek Hospitality
Topic Four: The Gods
Topic Five: Goddesses, Wives, Princesses, and Slave Girls