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Classics 10: Chapter 1: Spring 2010 The Nature of Myth I. Classics 10 and the GE Arts and Humanities Requirement II. What is a Myth? III. The Three Types of Myth: Divine Myth, Legends, Folktales QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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CORRECTED Exam Schedule Exam #1, Chapters 1-8, 70 questions (April 19) 33% Exam #2, Chapters 9-15, 70 questions (May 10) 33% Exam #3, Chapters 16-23, 70 questions (June 7) 34% As on the schedule side of the syllabus Corrected version now also available at the MyUCDavis course website Lecture power points also there (usually the night before class): NOT on SmartSite
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Classical Names Some names and words are pronounced in a way that may be close to the original Greek or Latin Many others have acquired a conventional pronunciation, and sometimes the conventional pronunciation will vary Listen carefully in lecture, and note the phonetic spelling in the book when the term is first used The “rules” for pronunciation are described in the textbook on pp. 14-16
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Myth and Mythos From this class, I hope you will remember the place of the humanities in your life, just as you should remember the value of stories in defining your world Your college career is an artificial education, sitting in lecture halls listening to information on which you are tested on scantron forms Real education goes on everywhere, all the time, for your entire life That is what the Greeks have taught me, and I hope that through this course they can help to teach you also
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I. The Value of Classics 3 for the Arts and Humanities Requirement Classics 10 meets the GE requirement for Arts and Humanities Why? What is Classics and what is the purpose of ArtHum for the GE? Different people might give you different answers, but since I teach this course to demonstrate my approach in answering these questions, I feel that I should explain my approach openly at the beginning
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What is Classics? Classics is the study of the literature and civilization of Greco-Roman antiquity We define our discipline by time period (roughly 1200 BCE - 500 CE) and region (the Mediterranean World) rather than by subject History, literature, philosophy, art, archaeology, religion We want to know all we can know about ancient Greece and Rome, and we feel that reading everything in Greek and Latin that we can is the best way to do that Hence we first and foremost teach Greek and Latin, but we also teach civilization courses on various topics and periods
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The Value of Classics and the Value of Studying the Past Studying the Classics means studying the past, and in particular a part of the past that was very influential on subsequent cultures of Western Civilization, including American ideals of art and freedom I believe studying the past helps us to understand ourselves in the present, but the relationship changes over time and circumstances: as the present changes, so does our understanding of our past
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What is the Value of the Past? What should the role of the past be in
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course CLA CLA 10 taught by Professor Stem during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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