For almost two months I've been working on and off on a project for my Ancient Western Lit class. I decided to map out The Odyssey in a way that I felt was fun and contrasted a bit with the usual depictions of dark, creepy mythology. One cool part about making a map was that I could choose to set the story in a real location such as the Mediterranean, or I could invent my own geographic area. After doing a little research, I found that none of Odysseus’s stops match up exactly with real locations on earth. Many people have tried to map his journey around the Mediterranean Sea but no one will ever really know where Homer set the story. Perhaps it wasn’t meant to be real places at all. Since none of the maps I found matched up with each other, I decided to create lands, seas, coasts, and oceans the way I pictured them as I read the story.
I was so happy to finally get the project turned in. It was a lot of fun but after such a busy week it was nice to be done with everything. Now today I just have to go to three classes and an hour of work and then head out for Thanksgiving!