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Location: Greece         Length: 4 min.

The story of Odysseus and the Cyclops, told in the Iliad of Homer, has fascinated people of all ages for millennia. A funerary proto-Attic amphora from 650 B.C., found at Eleusis, just west of Athens, Greece, and now housed at the Archaeological Museum of Eleusis, tells the story in pictures. This video playfully combines the amphora's images with a traditional folk song from the Greek island of Crete to retell the story and capture the wonder of a child hearing it for the first time.

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A film by Eleni Stoumbou

"The Amphora of Eleusis" is available for purchase in TAC Marketplace.

Web links:

AncientGreece.org

Greeks and the Other (State University of New York College at Oneonta)

Eleusis (Pantheon.org)

Odysseus and Cyclops (Michael O'Rourke)