Exam 1 Information.docx - Test Components 100 points 20 points multiple choice 30 points matching(terminology,motifs epithets of Olympians gods 10

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Test Components: 100 points 20 points multiple choice 30 points matching (terminology ,motifs, epithets of Olympians gods) 10 points of true or false 40 points essay, choose 1 of 3 topics Include examples of the myths we read to prove your point. Tell some of the actual story and say how it related back to the topic Part of exam will be completed on scantron sheet, so please bring #2 pencil for this part of exam. Study technical terms sheet for exam Three Forms of Prose Narratives included in notes for Chapter 1 Divine vs Legend vs Folktale Myths Theories of Myth Interpretation: only the following theories: allegory (story represent or are symbols for something else—many of Zeus’ unions (see notes on Chapter 6); Actaeon devoured by his dogs; Demeter and Persephone allegory for seasons, mother losing her daughter to marriage) ritual theory (story that explains an actual ritual—Prometheus and the distribution of the sacrificial meats) charter theory (explanation for the way things are—stories about the creation of the universe, and foundation legends) cultural relativism (gods created in one’s own image—anthropomorphism of Greek gods). Names, functions, epithets and attributes of Olympian gods. Exam will focus on parts of the text that I have emphasized in class and are included in the handouts, including the chapter notes and the films “In Search of The Trojan War” (Part 3 , " The Singer of Tales" ), “The First Olympics,” and “Oracle at Delphi.” You do not have to know all minor names, details of stories, but major names, basic story, purpose of story, themes, concepts, motifs, attributes, epithets.
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Chapter 1 Know the differentiation between the different kinds of myth—divine myth, legend, folktale--, info about orality, info about study of myth. The film “In Search of the Trojan War" How do we know whether Homer is incorporating aspects of the story from his time or does he actually bardic memory? (Part 3, "The Singer of Tales" ) —emphasizing oral story tellers and evidence of Homer as oral poet who sang about real events; the film "In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great" that I summarized in class included areas of Iraq and Iran where it was evident that the ancient people valued some of the same concepts that we see in our Greek myths—the importance of an eternal fire and the importance of observing hospitality. The story is told of Alexander using the table of King Darius as his footstool and then feeling “shamed by the gods of hospitality” for disrespecting Darius in this way.
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