You will be reading some excerpts from the Iliad and our most complete account of Heracles (Hercules) from antiquity in the the Library of Apollodorus, who was a mythographer (someone who gathers and records the tellings of myth traditions). While reading through these accounts, consider the list of 10 Greek Saga motifs that I covered in lecture. Which do you see in our stories? Do you notice other patterns that are not present in the ten? If so, what do you think they are?
Iliad excerpt (Achilles)
Heracles excerpt from Library of Apollodorus (You are reading the Heracles section which is K)