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Unformatted text preview: June 1998
CIVILIZATION SEQUENCE 201 L” "I “H" Frof. M. Amyuni
Time: 2 Hours FINAL EXAMINATION NAME: St. Number: PART I. Short questions/answers (50%)
Choose FIVE (5) of the following questions and answer briefly and clearly: I. 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? -2- u. What is the ultimate goal of life according to Lucretius
and how does one reach it? 5. What are a few of the most striging aspects of the
Epic of Gilgamesh for us in 199 6. Is Jocasta a trafic figure in Oedipus the King ?
Answer positively er negatively g1v1ng your reasons in
each case. 7. Compare and contrast a Sophist and a Socrates. 8. What are the two epigrams on the Temple of Apollo at
Delphi and why are they typically Greek? PART II l. a) c) PGive, : Write a coherent and well—organized essay on one of the two following topics: On Leadership We have witnessed various attitudes towards leadership in our readings. Such leaders were: Gilgamesh, Odysseus, Aeneas, Oedipus, Pericles, Nicias, Cleon, Diodotus, the philosopher - King, the King of Sparta... Sum-up THREE or FOUR of these attitudes. Show in what way such attitudes are relevant or are not to-day.
In your conclusion, say under whose leadership you would
choose to live. OR On Morality: 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 discu-
ssion. in your conclusion, your own stand in relation to
the problem under discussion. OR On 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 swiftly fades away? .... now as I look on you, See your ruin, how can I say that Mortal man can be happy? a) Explain it in the context of the play.
b) Let-Mo or three other authors we have studied this semester react to this vision of the human condition. In your essay, be specific, keep close to the texts, give examples from the texts. Be personal in your conclusion. ...
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