Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Book 1 Abstract
* Athene persuades Zeus to allow Odysseus, who has been trapped on Ogygia by Calypso for many years, to return home.
* Odysseus' home and wife, Penelope, are besieged by suitors trying to marry the queen and become the king.
Book 2 Abstract
* Telemachus receives Mentes, a visitor who comes giving news and advice.
* Telemachus calls for...
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