BrainPOP

Homer

Monsters, war, trickery, kidnapping…if you thought ancient Greek poetry was boring, think again! In the BrainPOP movie on Homer, you’ll learn all about the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems written thousands of years ago in ancient Greece. You’ll meet the wide range of characters who populate these works, and hear all about their exciting adventures. You’ll find out how poetry was an oral tradition back then, and why Homer, who’s usually credited as the author of these poems, may not have actually existed. Finally, you’ll learn how Homer’s works have influenced generations of artists and writers! So don’t get the gods angry--click on this movie right away!

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