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MTEL English: Ancient Greek Literature - Chapter Summary
This chapter analyzes the figures and characteristics of ancient Greek literature, making sure you're covered when it comes to subject-relevant content within the MTEL English exam. By the time you're finished with this chapter, you'll be better prepared for questions pertaining to:
- Ancient Greek literature impact on modern literature and language
- The writings of Homer, Sophocles and Aristophanes
- Types of myths
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1. Impact of Ancient Greek Literature on Modern Literature & Language
Modern linguistics and literature has roots in the ancient Greek works including mythology and history. Explore the impact of legendary Greek literature, and the effects of theater on modern Western literature.
2. Homer of Ancient Greece: Mythology & Poetry
Homer was an ancient Greek poet best known for the ''Iliad'' and the ''Odyssey.'' Explore what is known about Homer's life and work, including the literary context of his poetic style and the mythology incorporated in his tales.
3. Sophocles: Biography & Plays
Learn about the playwright Sophocles, one of the three great innovators of Greek tragedies. Explore his success as a playwright and general, and delve into one of his most famous plays.
4. Aristophanes: Biography & Plays
Learn about the Athenian playwright Aristophanes, the Father of Comedy. He lived during the Golden Age of Athens and was one of the most famous intellects of his time.
5. What Are Myths? - Definition, Types & Examples
As part of the folklore genre, myths often use supernatural elements to explain the world and its phenomena. Learn how to define myth, explore what makes a myth, then discover common types and examples.
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- MTEL English: Elements of Non-Fiction
- MTEL English: Drama as Literature
- MTEL English: Elements of Poetry
- MTEL English: Types of Poetry
- MTEL English: Interpreting Prose
- MTEL English: Literary Devices
- MTEL English: Literary Theory & Criticism
- MTEL English: Language Acquisition
- MTEL English: Principles of Rhetoric
- MTEL English: The Essay Writing Process
- MTEL English: Types of Compositions
- MTEL English: Writing Conventions
- MTEL English: Language & Reading Processes
- MTEL English: Vocabulary & Word Choice
- MTEL English: Motivating Students to Read
- MTEL English: Research-Based Reading Instruction
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