This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: 2 Lecture 17 Egyptian Science, and Semitic religion. The art is typi f ed by idyllic realism, included depictions of gods, animals, particularly horses, and plants, and includes agricultural practices (Fig. 17-3, 17-4). One of the cultural developments of Greek thought was the museum , originally the Temple of the Muses [daughters of Zeus & Menemosyne (memory)]. The muses became the patron goddesses of the humanities: Cleio — history Euterpe — lyric poetry Thaleia — comedy Melpomene — tragedy Terpsichore — dance and music Erato — erotic poetry Polymnia — hymns Urania —astronomy Calliope — poetry The museum became part of the palace, “the palace of culture,” and later a kind of medieval college and research institute. The development of the concept of organized centers of learing (the University) descend from this period. The Academy was the school of the philosopher Plato (427–327 BCE) located in a grove of trees. The “Groves of Academe” are a synonym for present day colleges and universities; college professors are known...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST 302 taught by Professor Jensic during the Summer '10 term at Purdue.
- Summer '10