We learned a lot of the background to The Iliad - about Helen's parents, courtship, and details leading up to the Trojan war. Then we read about the actual beginning of the Iliad - with Achilles refusing to fight due to an argument with Agamemnon. The students need to be sure to review their notes each week.
- Continue to work on your OMG project.
- Choose a topic for your Iliad essay - it's due by noon on December 16.
- Presentation topics due next week (Ajax, Sparta, Homer, and Heinrich Schlieman)
- Grace and Ronnie - be prepared to chat about your summer reading projects