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Unformatted text preview: B. LONGER EXERCISE (ESSAY) As you reflect on the course as a whole, what have you learnt about different perspectives (or visions, or interpretations) when studying a variety of cultural documents? Consider the perspectives of those who saw human life as primarily TRAGIC (Gilgamesh, Sophocles, Thucydides in this respect). Also deal with a more RATIONALIST understanding of our human existence (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Virgil). • In answering this question, be sure to summarize what you see to be the MAIN ELEMENT of a ‘Tragic’ and of a ‘Rationalist’ perspective. • Deal with the differences within each of these broad categories (for example: how does Gilgamesh differ from Oedipus? How does Lucretius differ from Socrates, Plato, Aristotle?) • Finally, give your own comments on the various perspectives studied in CVSP 201. (Positive, negative, questions that arise in your mind about any of them…)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2010 for the course CVSP 201 taught by Professor Variousteachers during the Spring '10 term at American University of Beirut.
- Spring '10
- The Aeneid