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    Hellenistic

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    Diazomo

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    aerema

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    ?

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    The World According to Garp

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    John Irving

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    What famous Psychoanalyst is associated with the Oedipus complex?

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    Sigmund Freud

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    lateral creativity

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    intuitive thinking or imagination; breadth, innovation, uniqueness, analogies, out of the box

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    Abandon hope, all ye who enter here

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    An inscription at the enterance to hell as described by dante in the divien comedy

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    THE FROGS

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    Dionysus wants to bring playwright Euripides back from the dead. Enlists help of Xanthius (a slave) and Heracles. While on the River Styx w/ Charon, Dionysus hears the chorus of the titular creatures. Discovers ongoing conflict b/w Euripides and Aeschylus ("who's-the-best-playwright"). Aeacus tries to kill Dionysus. Contest arranged b/w playwrights to see who can write/speak the "weightier" line. Aeschylus wins b/c he gives practical answers. Aeschylus returns to Athens.

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    Sophists

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    men—professing to teach skills essential to success and presenting themselves as conveyers of wisdom relating to life in general (

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    Vecchi

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    elders

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    komoidia

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    song of the komos

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    Homer- appx. 9th c. BC,

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    Odyssey, Illiad : non-literate culture, 1st works of Western Culture

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    The Neolithic Revolution refers to....

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    The development of agriculture

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    Kroisos (Croesus)

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    Brought the Greek cities in Ionia under his domination in 560. His wealth was proverbial; the first coins, which were made electrum, were minted in Lydia. Croesus’ prosperous empire provided an Asian outlet on the Mediterranean and the Hellespont that was indispensable for trade with the West.

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    Thomas Carlyle

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    1795-1881 -essay writer: Signs of the Times, On History, and Characteristics, French Revolution, On Heroes and Hero Worship, Past and Present, Frederick the Great, Themes: Vigorous denunciation of materialist society and his rousing calls for social reform. condemns laziness and greed and alienation and mechanization and urges the necessity for spiritual rebirth. -book: Sartor Resartus (symbolic autobiography, protagonist's name is Diogenes Teufelsdrockh) Style is famously idiosyncratic - rancorous, philosophical, funny

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    Hellenic

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    Greek

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    aristotle

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    the poetics

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    Pericles

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    Leading Athenian general when war began who died of the plague in 429.

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    Strepsiades

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    s the anti-hero of Aristophanes's play. He is an older Athenian citizen and a farmer. He married a well-to-do girl with aristocratic pretensions and has a son, Pheidippides, who has inherited the young woman's rarified tastes and has begun running Strepsiades into the ground with debts to finance his stables of expensive horses. Strepsiades is fundamentally dishonest: the action of the play occurs, in fact, because Strepsiades does not wish to pay the money that he owes his creditors. This dishonesty is no mere whim, but it sees Strepsiades through many a painful trial in its pursuit—be it the loss of his coat or the confinement to a flea-ridden bed. A plucky, stubborn fellow, Strepsiades does not loose his resolve once: not when trying to convince his smug son, nor when trying to wrap his stumped brain around some of the school's teachings, not even when Socrates rejects him as a hopeless failure. In this sense, sad Strepsiades represents the Athenian tenacity, especially when one considers that Aristophanes was composing his plays during the interminable Peloponnesian War when Athens and Sparta were at war for decades on end. Strepsiades is a practical man: he has a problem—he is in debt—and he finds an existing solution for it in the theories and arguments taught at Socrates's school. In spite of the fact that he places his hopes on the slippery rhetoric and shady morals of the new sophistry and "new education," Strepsiades is a countryman and a traditionalist at heart. He wishes that his son Pheidippides were a farmer like him and his father before him. He gets into a fight with Pheidippides when Pheidippides disdains his request to recite some of the traditional poetry of Simonides and Aeschylus, works that made up the backbone of any traditional education. Strepsiades's practicality manifests itself in his hearty physicality. He is comfortable with his own body and all that it produces. His quickness to violence and his low physical humor suggest this ease in his own skin. Since Strepsiades is a comic anti-hero, his physicality necessarily means that he had no intellect to speak of: when placed by Socrates into the flea-ridden bed to philosophize, Strepsiades masturbates. Likewise, when Socrates speaks of the Chorus of Clouds as "in a whirl" (I.ii.361), Strepsiades thinks that he has discovered a new god called "Awhirl" (I.ii.814). His inability to process subtle (and not-so-subtle) intellectual details makes him a good foil for the pale, ethereal Socrates. As the play progresses, Strepsiades comes, like a tragic hero, to regret his actions. When he is being physically and verbally assaulted by Pheidippides, newly armed with his fancy sophistic education, Strepsiades bemoans his earlier rashness in considering the "new education" the solution. However "just" he considers the Chorus of Clouds's verdict to be, he still persists in burning down the school and calling it "revenge" (II.i.1506). Therefore, his admission is a half-hearted acceptance of his own accountability at best.

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    Sophist

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    FROM "THE REPUBLIC" - The Sophists were teachers-for-hire who educated the wealthy men of Athens in the fifth century B.C. Though they were a diverse group with diverse opinions, they tended to share a disregard for the notion of objective truth and knowledge. This disregard extended to the notion of objective moral truth, which means that they did not believe in such a things as “right” and “wrong.” One of the guiding motivations in all of Plato’s work was to prove the Sophists wrong: to show that there is such a thing as objective truth, and that we can have knowledge of this objective truth.

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