Greek poetry and fables

Epics
early stories that told about heroic deeds

Homer
the first poet to write epics

Odyssey
long journey with many adventures

Aesop
made famous fables as a slave

Fable
short tale that teaches a lesson

Iliad
Trojan War

Odyssey Poem
tells the story of Odysseus

Greek poems and stories
oldest in the western world

First great epics
the Iliad and the Odyssey

Trojan horse
hollow wooden horse that the best Mycenaean soliders hid in.

Prince of Troy
kidnaps the wife of the king of Sparta

Odysseus
main character in Odyssey poem

Tortoise and the Hare
Aesop’s most famous fable

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