2011+Final+exam+guide - GREAT BOOKS 191 F 2011 FINAL EXAM...

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G REAT B OOKS 191 F 2011 F INAL E XAM G UIDE Part I: Passages for IDENTIFICATION (50%) Choose FOUR of SIX passages 1. Aeschylus Agamemnon 1223-1238 [ NB passages from drama may have two speakers ] I tell you: there is one that plots vengeance for this, the strengthless lion rolling in his master’s bed, who keeps, ah me, the house against his lord’s return; my lord too, now that I wear the slave’s yoke on my neck. King of the ships, who tore up Ilium by its roots, what does he know of this accursed bitch, who licks his hand, who fawns on him with lifted ears, who like a secret death shall strike the coward’s stroke, nor fail? No, this is daring when the female shall strike down the male. What can I call her and be right? What beast of loathing? Viper double-fanged, or Scylla witch holed in the rocks and bane of men that range the sea; smoldering mother of death to smoke relentless hate on those most dear. How she stood up and howled aloud and unashamed, as at the breaking point of battle,
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course GTBOOKS 191 taught by Professor Cameron during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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