humanities exam.docx - Noor Amin Professor Remek Humanities 1020 Exam#1 1 The Homeric worldview was a system of beliefs and values that was embedded

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Noor Amin Professor Remek Humanities 1020 Exam #1 1. The Homeric worldview was a system of beliefs and values that was embedded into the Greek culture. Basically, they believed the Greeks were the center of the world and anyone who was not Greek, was uncivilized. The Homeric wordview also describes the different concepts of glory. Being successful in science and philosophy was considered glorious. Being in the military or dying in combat was also considered glorious. Being loyal to the gods and respecting them was glorious. Everything the Greeks believed in revolved around honor. Honoring the god, honoring the culture, and honoring one another. Homer`s epics consist of two poems which are Iliad and Odyssey. Not much is known about the author or if he even was the author. The values and beliefs that are promoted from Iliad are that people must take responsibility for their wrong-doings and understand that there will be consequences that could cause suffering. It promotes a sense of reality throughout the poem. In Odyssey, Odysseus bounces back from imprisonment after the fall of Troy and faces a journey to get back to his home. He faces many obstacles that challenge him but he stays strong and successfully returns. The values shown in this poem was loyalty and perseverance. Odysseus stayed loyal to his wife and to his home no matter what the occasion. He fought till the very end and did not give up, which led to him being successful in the end. 1 2. The ancient Greeks had many achievements in the things they created such as art, architecture and philosophy. Three famous Greek Philosophers were Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato. They were determined to seek the truth and figure out the meaning behind of things no matter how hard it was. Socrates invented the Socratic method, which is now known as the scientific method, he created this to solve problems. Pluto believed that 1 Cunningham, Lawrence S. and John J. Reich, Lois Fichner-Rathus, Culture & Values: A Survery Of The Western Humanities, eight edition, 52-56

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