I spend a lot of time crafting bespoke slides for lectures and courses that I teach. Let not the tyranny of the powerpoint template reign supreme. Here are some examples of slides I’ve used to illustrate the cadence of the Bronze to Iron Age transition, and excerpts from my “Homer” slide series, which accompany my lectures when I teach the Iliad and Odyssey, which I do whenever I have the chance.
BRONZE TO IRON AGE
This is what the Mycenaean state was like.
Or maybe the Mycenaean state was more like this.
This is what it was like when the Mycenaean state was destroyed.
This is what the Protogeometric period was like.
HOMER AND THE TROJAN WAR
Achilles and Agamemnon
Achilles and his booty.
Helen and Paris
Vivid analogies of Homer
Hera did not like the Trojans
Achilles withdraws from battle
Sneaking in book 10
This is what the nostoi were like.
It’s about Xenia
This is what it was like when Odysseus was on Calypso’s island
Odysseus and his thugs get eaten sometimes.
Storms and such
Odysseus at sea
Grim scene in Ithaca
End of the Odyssey