7 kings of Rome:
Romulus : founder of Rome (648 b.c)
Numa Pompilius: credited with many ancient religious conventions of ancient rome.
Tullus Hostilius: doubled roman population and added nobles to senate.
Ancus Marcius: bridge builder
Creation of the world
Gods tend to rape and
Philoctetes is a wounded man (bitten on the ankle by a snake) who holds the bow of
Heracles. Odysseus wishes to obtain this bow to defeat Paris and the Trojans in battle.
He send Neoptalimus, A
Virgils Aeneid (recounts the Trojan war + more from the victims perspective (Aeneas)
Hera is angry with the Trojans (Aeneas) because of a prophecy that they will destroy
her favorite city, Carthage. She also dislikes Troy because of Paris, who had chosen
What does reading do to you?
How do stories affect your world view?
How does fiction shape lives/the world
How changes in style inform the story?
Issues of a childhood trauma/sexuality
Unreliability of narration
Understanding Comics Scott McCloud
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art is a 1993 non-fiction work of comics by American
cartoonist Scott McCloud. It explores formal aspects of comics, the historical development of the medium,
its fundamental vocabular
Howard the Duck - writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik.
Howard has an irritable and cynical attitude to the often bizarre events around him; he feels there is
nothing special about him except that he is a duck, and though he has no goals other than
Little Nemo Winsor McCay
Nemo was originally the protagonist of the comic stripLittle Nemo in Slumberland. The full-page weekly
strip depicted Nemo having fantastic dreams that were interrupted by his awakening in the final panel.
The strip is considered
Rarebit Fiend Winsor McCay
The strip had no continuity or recurring characters. Instead, it had a recurring theme: a character would
have a nightmare or other bizarre dream, usually after eating a Welsh rarebit (a cheese-on-toast dish).
The character woul
The Watchmen Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
Critique of vigilantism
What is a hero?
Definition/value of humanity
Power relates to human life
The Sacred and the Profane Mircea Eliade
Value/point of humanity
Nihilist emptiness of ide
The best of the Spirit (Will Eisner) Denny Colt (private detective) visits Commissioner Dolan
to discuss the escape of Dr. Cobra. Colt says he knows where Dr. Cobra is, and confronts him
in Chinatown. They fight, and Denny Colt accidently shoots the vat o
Lone wolf and cub glorifies the idea of masculinity through the characters of Itto and
Diagoro. The idea of a male being dominant and strong is shown as Itto fights off countless
assassins against all odds. Women are only shown as victims of ra