CLASSIC 30 Spring - 2007 Final Exam

CLASSIC 30 Spring - 2007 Final Exam - CLASSICS 30 FINAL...

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Unformatted text preview: CLASSICS 30 FINAL EXAM SPR’ 07 Part one Choose gig of the following IDs to comment upon (40%) Augustus of Prima Porta (see image) Tun * . /I Eurnemdes $6]me /\ 10 Ag mm (At/Oedipus Part two Choose tw_o of the following passages and provide a detailed analysis for each. Don’t forget to include basic information such as which text we are in, who the author is, time period, who the characters are, before analyzing the themes and motifs raised in the passage. Avoid extended plot summary (40%) Passage A An angler fishing with his quivering rod, A lonely shepherd propped upon his crook, A ploughrnan leaning on his plough, looked up And gazed in awe, and thought they must be gods That they could fly. Delos and Paros lay a _ . Behind them now; Sarnos, great Juno’s isle, 0nd {Laid-0W3 V Was on the left, Lebinthos on the right [U [m6 And honey-rich Calymne, when the boy Began to enjoy his thrilling flight and left His guide to roam the ranges of the heavens, And soared too high. The scorching sun so close Part three Choose gm; of the following five topics and compose an essay (20%): Whichever essay you choose, you should discuss both Greek and Roman texts, using material assigned for the class. In each case, you should conclude by stating how the topic you have examined differs in the texts you have chosen. In your conclusion you should also suggest reasons for this difference. You should take care that your essay for the final not overlap signi ficantly with material in the paper you turned in earlier in the quarter. If in doubt, write c n a different topic. 1. Discuss the role of fate vs. free—will in at least one Greek and or e Roman text. You may include supplemental material from other texts but do not try to be comprehensive and mention every instance of fate vs. free-will in every assignment. 2. We have seen several journeys to the Underworld in the readings for this class. Pick at least one Greek and one Roman description of the Underworld to compare and contrast. 3. Hunger, food, and the belly recur with remarkable consistency in Greek and Roman mythology. Discuss any aspect of the persistence of this theme by comparing and contrasting its treatment in at least one Greek and one Roman text. 4. It has been suggested that Roman mythology existed under the shadow of Greek mythology and that Roman poets were keenly aware of a sense of always coming second to Greek myth. Do you think this is true? Give examples to suppo 't your argument and identify ways in which Roman poets made their myths “Roman.” Be sure to provide examples from both Greek and Roman texts. 5. Levi-Strauss argued that many myths investigate the problem of either over-valuing or under-valuing familial relations (such as, e.g., between brothers 0 ' a parent and a child). Do you agree? Pick at least one Greek and one Roman text that e) Lplores any aspect of this problem, and compare and contrast. Romanse, @901 +00 shit, +00 much err/€83 dm‘tr Sh: r MlCLdlC amt: mews '2. VLEH' enough access: Both" liQ incest ...
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