Final-Fall1999-2000 - CI VILIZA T I 0N SEQUENCE 201 Final...

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Unformatted text preview: CI VILIZA T I 0N SEQUENCE 201 Final Examination Sec.13,14,&16 25.01.2000 2 hours, 15 min. Instructions: a Read the questions carefully. 4 Take some time to write down the main points on a piece of scratch paper & to structure your essay. a Please, write neatly & with a readable handwriting. ANSWER ANY 2 QUESTIONS: 1. Death 85 life after death is a theme that recurs in some of the texts we read. Discuss this theme as it appears in: a. The Epic of Gilgamesh; b. Lucretius’ On the Nature of the Universe; 0. Socrates’ Apology. 2. “We have done nothing extraordinary, nothing contrary to human nature in accepting an Empire when it was offered to us and then in refusing to give it up. Three very powerful motives prevent us from doing so: security, honour, 8:. self— interest.” a. Analyze this quotation within the context of Thucydides’ view of history. b. List briefly the distinctive characteristics of the Spartan system of government. 6. Discuss the concept of justice as it appears in the Peloponnesian War 8:. in Plato’s Republic 3. The theme of the JOURNEY is an important one and can be understood on several levels both in the epics 85 in some philosophical texts. a. Compare Odysseus’ stay at Calypso’s island 85 her offer to him with Aem'as’ stay with Dido in the Aeneid. . Select any other 2 J OURNEYS {one of them must be from a philosophical text; e.g., Socrates’ journey, the journey out of the cave) we have encountered during the course 85 analyze them with regard to their causes 85 objectives. c. Which one according to you has contributed most to your understanding of man 85 his problems? 4. According to Aristotle HAPPINESS is an activity of the soul in accordance with perfect virtue, whereas for Lucretius HAPPINESS lies in. the understanding 85 the acceptance of the “atomic world”. a. Consider carefully 85 compare critically the ideas of both philosophers on HAPPINESS; b. Give your own judgement 85 show whose ideas you find more fitting for you. 5. “But rather let me pass Beyond the sight, of men, before I see The stain of such pollution come upon me.” (Oedipus) Pollution 8:. plague are among the themes that recur in the texts. Discuss this theme 85 it’s Symbolic significance as it appears in: a. The Odyssey; b. Oedipus the King; c. The Peloponnesian War, ...
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Final-Fall1999-2000 - CI VILIZA T I 0N SEQUENCE 201 Final...

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