Odyssey Book 12 Discussion Questions

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'The Odyssey' is an epic poem written thousands of years ago by Homer about a soldier returning home from war. This asset provides discussion questions for classrooms about Book 12.

The Odyssey Book 12

In Book 12 of Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus travels from Aeaea to Ogygia, encountering multiple obstacles along the way. As students are reading this section of The Odyssey, they will find a great deal of symbolism, allusions to Greek mythology, and make some connections to religion and life. The questions in this asset support classroom discussions by high schoolers about this book


The questions in this section will help students understand Odysseus' time in Aeaea at the beginning of Book 12.

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