Final-Fall1996-97-Mona-Amyuni

Final-Fall1996-97-Mona-Amyuni - -,_,_._;‘;.'_;;.;-L--~3...

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Unformatted text preview: -,_,_._;‘;.'_;;.;-L--~3 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT ‘ CIVILIZATION SEQUENCE 201 FINAL EXAMINA TION "31 TIME: 2 HOURS JAN. 27, 1997 Dr. Mona Amyuni NAME: _________________ ___ STUDENT NUMBER: ______________ __ Select FOUR topics from below and write one or two pages on each topic. Focus well on each topic and be specific. Allow half an hour for each topic. l-Mpicflsr—Oe—S We have read three epic poems which sing the heroic ideals of three cultures the Mesopotamian, the Greek, and the Roman. Sum up these ideals as incarnated by two out of the three epic heroes. ON MAN Protogoras the Sophist holds that “Of all things the measure is man” a) Explain this statement and its implications in the spheres of individuals, and then, of nations. b) Let Socrates and Plato react to the statement in the spheres of individuals and of nations. c) Let Lucretius react to it, explaining his own vision of man and man's goal in life. "The Two Epigrams on the Temple of Apollo said: a— Know thyself b- Moderation is best. Study those two maxims in""the light of: a‘) Oediphs's guilt of innocence. b) Thucydides‘s The Peloponnesian War. v c) Socrates's “Divine mission” d) Aristotle's approach to ethics. 4 . ON POLITICS no interest in politics is a “We do not say that a man who takes say that he has no man who minds his own business; we business at all.” y Pericles, showing what is meant by of man in this context. What are the attitudes of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle regarding this problem? Would they agree or disagree with Pericles? Consider each individual attitude first then enlarge your discussion by showing what is the Greek View of man and politics. Explain this statement b politics here and what is the vision 5. Compare and contrast the charaters (attitudes or characteristics of personality etc..) of: a) Odysseus & Aeneas b) Penelope & Dido 'JI ON LOVE d contrast the love — scenes between: Compare an Odysseus and Kalypso 2. Odysseus and Penelope Y 3 . Aeneas and Dido e each love-scene in its proper context and Don't forget to situat lusions that relate to the to draw out of it important conc theme of each epic poem. ON MORALITY: According to the Greek Unit we have read, could he improve in life, could he has man a moral sense, d how would he achieve this? Take examples from our Greek readings to support your discussion. your own stand in relation to Give, in your conclusion, the problem under discussion. ...
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