HUM 2 Lecture

HUM 2 Lecture - HUM 2: Rome, Christianity and the Middle...

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HUM 2: Rome, Christianity and the Middle Ages Prof. Caciola I. 1A-Introduction (3/30/09) a. Rome Christianity Middle Ages b. Two main Themes focused on i. Theme of how communities or individual organize themselves to give meaning/purpose to their lives 1. Aeneas 2. Jesus from Judaism ii. Evolution of western family structures Origin of nuclear family iii. Love and Sexuality in terms of these families c. Syllabus i. Vocabulary portion of Final Exam 1. Eucharist ii. Quotation + ID on Exam iii. Aeneid 1. Exiling + Creation of Roman Empire 2. Used by Romans to understand past iv. Rise + Spread of Christianity 1. Passages from Hebrew Bible v. Jesus movement 1. Becomes its own movement 2. Paul’s letter to Corinthians, how to look back to Jewish past vi. Augustine’s Confessions vii. Family, Love + Marriage Issues viii.Lust + Seduction d. Lecture Style i. Attendance ii. Word Origins- Etymology
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HUM 2: Rome, Christianity and the Middle Ages Prof. Caciola 1. Education E + Ducere To lead out of into something new II. 1B- Forging a Foundation Myth (4/1/09) a. Timeline i. 1250 B.C. – Real Fall of Troy ii. 1184 B.C. – Roman Fall of Troy 1. Roman culture assigned as fall of tree iii. 750 B.C. – Romulus + Remus found Rome iv. 265-146 B.C. – Punic Wars (3 Wars with Carthage) v. 70 B.C. - Virgil Born vi. 31 B.C. – 14 C.E. - Augustus’ Rule 1. Commissioned Virgil to write Aeneid vii. 29 B.C. – Aeneid worked for 10 years viii.19 B.C. - Virgil Dies b. 1- The Past does not exist i. Only the present exists, not past or future ii. Reconstruct past from artifacts remaining c. 2- Imagined communities + Foundation Myths Romulus + Remus i. Abstract intellectual idea ii. Present ends up being a filter of the past Reflects identity in the present d. 3- Prophetic Hindsight: Virgil’s Past is Aeneas’ Future i. People would prefer glorious origin of community Bind people together, strong cultural identity 1. Divine genealogy + piety e. Romulus + Remus Twins i. Connecting Fall of Troy to the founding of Rome ii. Relating Aeneid to Rome
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HUM 2: Rome, Christianity and the Middle Ages Prof. Caciola iii. Twins born in Royal Family of Italian City, Alba Longa. Coup with younger royalty against ruling king iv. Two people escape from blood bath brother of king + daughter of King (Ilia) Vestal Virgin Raped by Mars and conceives Romulus and Remus v. New king forces twins to be put to death by being exposed to forest She-wolf finds twins and helps them survive vi. Twins grow up and are found, kill usurper, and put their Uncle as King Then decide to go and found a city (Rome) 1. Put together ports + houses vii. Each wants Rome to be named after them, Remus – 6 vultures, Romulus – 12 vultures. Remus is killed in ensuing riots; Romulus gives his name to city.
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