Iliad/Odyssey Enrichment Activities

Ted-Ed — What makes a hero?

The idea of a “hero story” is used over and over again, at it seem each generation has their own “hero story”. This video explains how those ancient hero stories, like The Iliad and The Odyssey are structured, and compares them to modern-day stories. There’s also more information and questions included with the video!

What Makes a Hero?


The Myth of Odysseus Modern-Day

Could Odysseus’ story be real? This brief video takes a glimpse into the investigation of an ancient ship discovered off the coast of Sicily.

Odyssey Video


Books/Movies based on “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey”

Here is some information about books and movies that are based on these classic tales.

The Adventures of Odysseus Movie

IMDB List of Movies Inspired by Homer’s Stories

Books About the Trojan War

8 Novels Inspired By The Odyssey


Other Related Websites

Explore these other great sites related to The Iliad and The Odyssey.

 The Odyssey Game

The Hero’s Journey