CLASSIC 150B Spring - 2000 Midterm Exam

CLASSIC 150B Spring - 2000 Midterm Exam - Robert Gurval SQ...

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Unformatted text preview: Robert Gurval ' SQ 2000: Classics 150B MidTerm Examination 11 May 2000 I. Identification of Lecture Terms (Choose SIX of 8) 24 points Tullia—and—the—SEeet—offifime Pereia—(oFPertaj'and'Iunia‘TeTtia‘ WW Horace’ s Cleopatra Ode Roman ideal of univira and Dido Lesbia—s—est—Pmeher anotifofxapejnfleLComedy Etruscan sarcophag1 II. Identification of Passages (Choose TWO of 3) 26 points 1. Pamphilus: Love has kept all its bitterness for me; How could I say that life was worth the cost? Why was I eager to come home again? Better some mud-hut village than this place Where nothing waits me except misery. Misery blocks the way before us; then Why count the bridges that must be crossed? Parmeno: Sir, that’s one viewpoint. 0n the other hat (1, Shod, as they say, goes sure: better to chart A course across those bridges now, perhaps, And face resentments that we have to face. Both ladies will be glad of your return. You’ll listen, judge, and make them understand (You, too) how slight their differences are. Who is Pamphilus and why is misery blocking his path? What is the relationship between Pamphilus and Parmeno, and is Parmeno right when he says that the ladies will be glad of Pamphilus’ return? Do, in fact, the ladies have differences? 2. People of such constitution cannot be prolific. The men lack sexual desire because of the moistness of their constitution and the softness and coldness of their bellies, a condition which least inclines men to intercourse. Moreover, being perpetually worn out with riding they are weak in the sexual act when they do have intercourse. These reasons suffice as far as the men are concerned. In the case of the women, fatness and flabbiness are also to blame. The womb is unable to receive the semen and they menstruate infrequently and little. The opening of the womb is sealed by fat and does not permit insemination. The women, being fat, are easily tired and their bellies are cold and soft. Under such Conditions it is impossible for the Scythians to be a prolific race. Why softness and coldness in human beings? In what other respects are the Greeks interested in the female womb and menstrual cycle? Give at least one other example of the attitudes expressed in this text concerning scientific observation of nature and explanations of human culture and morals? is the author talking about the Scythians? What is so important about ...
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