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Ch 9: Ancient Literature for 10th Grade: Homework Help

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The Ancient Literature chapter of this 10th Grade English Homework Help course helps students complete their ancient literature homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your ancient literature homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your ancient literature homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The Iliad and The Odyssey
  • The Argonautica
  • The Aeneid
  • Connection between Greek myths and religion
  • Use of the Bible as a literary influence

12 Lessons in Chapter 9: Ancient Literature for 10th Grade: Homework Help
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Epic of Gilgamesh

1. The Epic of Gilgamesh

Witness the Epic of Gilgamesh, a story of adventure, love and friendship. This long poem will help us examine the hallmarks of civilization for a Sumerian and the importance of dreams. We'll also cover the Sumerian contributions to the epic form of literature.

The Iliad: Greek Epic

2. The Iliad: Greek Epic

This lecture traces the history of Greek epics. It then examines the central themes of 'The Iliad': Xenia, Achilles' wrath, and his quest for immortality. The plot of 'The Iliad' is summarized and attention is drawn to themes from the Sumerian tradition.

The Odyssey: Greek Epic

3. The Odyssey: Greek Epic

This lecture provides a rough outline of the exploits of Odysseus in Homer's epic poem ''The Odyssey''. You'll learn plot details about this epic poem, in addition to hearing about how this important tale relates to Greek culture and literary works throughout history.

The Argonautica Plot Synopsis: The Myth of Jason and the Argonauts

4. The Argonautica Plot Synopsis: The Myth of Jason and the Argonauts

This lesson offers a complete plot synopsis of 'The Argonautica' by Apollonius of Rhodes. Discover the main characters of this romantic twist of a classic Greek myth and learn the similarities between this and 'The Odyssey.'

The Aeneid by Virgil

5. The Aeneid by Virgil

This lesson explores Virgil's 'Aeneid'. It consists of a brief plot synopsis. We stop along the way to look at a few important scenes and offer analysis where necessary.

Greek Myth and Religion

6. Greek Myth and Religion

This lecture examines the troubles of generalizing Greek religion, before doing just that. It lists the major Olympian gods and their roles. It then explores the function of heroes in Greek religion. Next, the relationship between gods and men is laid out. Finally, it explores aspects of Greek myth that reemerge in Christianity.

The Bible as Literary Influence: References and Allusion

7. The Bible as Literary Influence: References and Allusion

In this lesson, we'll consider the ways that many writers were influenced by various aspects of the Bible, both in the past and the present. We'll look at the way the Bible influences the stories and languages of writers and some allusions that authors make to the Bible.

Who Was Atreus? - Mythology & Curse

8. Who Was Atreus? - Mythology & Curse

In Greek mythology, Atreus was the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus. His name is given to a curse that afflicted the whole family for five generations. This lesson will explore the curse that affected Atreus.

Atlas in Greek Mythology: Story & Facts

9. Atlas in Greek Mythology: Story & Facts

What does a bunch of maps have to do with Greek mythology? In this lesson, discover the story of Atlas, the bearer of the Heavens, and how he has had such an impact on how people look at the world.

Holly Webb: Biography, Facts & Books

10. Holly Webb: Biography, Facts & Books

Holly Webb is a popular children's book author, but how exactly did she get her start? In this lesson, you will learn about Webb's early life, how she became a writer, and some of her popular works.

The Arabian Nights Stories: Summary & Overview

11. The Arabian Nights Stories: Summary & Overview

This lesson summarizes 'The Arabian Nights' and discusses its impact on culture around the world. It also gives an interesting look into the Islamic world.

Wealhtheow: Beowulf Queen & Explanation

12. Wealhtheow: Beowulf Queen & Explanation

The gracious Wealtheow, Queen of the Danes, has a civilizing influence on the hyper-masculine warriors of 'Beowulf'. This lesson discusses her personality, actions, and role in the epic.

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