Final Exam Review

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Final Exam Review General Facts: The Epic of Gilgamesh- Sin-liqe-unnini, written around 1200 BCE in akkadian Genesis- 950 CE, written by Moses in Hebrew Metamorphoses- 2-8 CE, written by Ovid Beowulf- no known author, written between 750-950 CE in Old English. The Thousand and One Nights - Various authors, written between the 9-14 th centuries (CE) in Arabic. Bisclavret - Marie De France, written between 1160-1180 in Anglo-Norman. Decameron - Boccacio, written around 1353-1354 CE in Italian. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Unknown, written around the late 1300’s CE in Middle English. Heptameron - Marguerite de Navarre, written in 1540 CE in French dialect. The Tempest - Shakespeare, written 1611 CE in Modern English Key Terminology: Romance- story of a knight, supernatural elements, written originally in a romance language. Lai/Lay- shorter version of a romance. Pentangle- the symbol of Sir Gawain, it is on the front of his shield. The star-like symbol represents the 5 virtues of knighthood. Early Modern- roughly 1500-1600’s, it shows elements of the modern era. Renaissance- it began in Italy during the 1300’s and eventually spread throughout Europe. Ended in the 1600’s in England. It is a period of “rebirth” in the classical arts. Cuckold- A man who’s wife cheats on him. Anglo-Norman- French dialect spoken by Norman rulers of England. Middle English- Chaucer and Sir Gawain, transitional form of English. Modern English- King James version, English we speak now 1600- present day Ancient- Beginning of writing- 400 BCE
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Classic- Roman and Greek literature, architecture and Medieval- 400-1500 CE, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight , Beowulf and The Thousand and One Nights are examples of medieval pieces of literature. Main Characters
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ENGL 2200 taught by Professor Allen during the Summer '07 term at Auburn University.

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