Final-Spring2001-M-Amyuni

Final-Spring2001-M-Amyuni - CIVILIZATION SEQUENCE 201 FINAL...

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Unformatted text preview: CIVILIZATION SEQUENCE 201 FINAL EXAMINATION Time: Two hours June 6, 2001 Prof. M. Amyuni NAME: ----------------------------------- -- Student No: PART I: SHORT QUESTION ANSWERS 50%) Choose EIVEISI of the following questions and answer briefly and clearly: 1. In what way could the Aeneid_be considered a work of propaganda ? 2. In what way is Ethics a practical science for Aristotle ? 3. What is the central paradox in Plato’s Republic ? Why is it a paradox? What is the ultimate goal of life according to Lucretius and how does one reach it ? What are a few of the most striking aspects of the Epic of fiilgamesh for us in 2001 ? What does it mean to be civilized and what, in contrast, does it mean to be savage as seen in The dessey. Compare and contrast a Sophist and a Socrates. What are the characteristics of Greek thought in the 5th century B.C. as illustrated by Thucydides ? PART II: Write a coherent and well-organized essay on ONE of the following topics: On Leadershi : We have witnessed various attitudes towards leadership in our readings. Such leaders were: Gilgamesh, Odysseus, Aeneas, Oedipus, Pericles, the philosopher-King, the King of Sparta... (a) Sum-up LREE orF_'O_U_R_ of these attitudes. (b) Show in what way such attitudes are relevant or are not today. (c) In your conclusion, say under whose leadership you would choose to live. Q My: According to the Greek Unit we have read, has man a moral sense, could he improve in life, could he become a better man and how would he achieve this ? - Take examples from our Greek readings to support your discussion. Give, in your conclusion, your own stand in relation to the problem under discussion. OR 'n the human condition: Sophocles, Oedipus the King. Alas! you generations of men! Even while you live you are next to nothing! Has any man won for himself More than the shadow of happiness, A shadow that swiftlly fades away ? ....now as I look on you, See your ruin, how can I say that Mortal man can be happy ? Explain it in the context of the play. Let two or three other authors we have studied this semester react to this vision of the human condition. fl “We do not say that a man who takes no interest in politics is a man who minds his own business; we say that he has no business at all.” Explain this statement by Pericles, showing what is meant by politics here and what is the vision 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 on man and politics. In your essay, be specific, keep close to the texts, give examples from the texts. Be personal in your conclusion. ...
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