Medieval India: The Age of the Devotional Lyric
Mahadeviyakkas Poem #114:
Who is the Husband inside? Who is the lover outside?
What stops the speaker from managing both? What does This
world denote and connote? What does that other worl
The Renaissance (1350-1650)
Rebirth & Discovery
Commerce and Cosmopolitanism
Monarchy and Nationalism
From Knight to Courtier
Humanism and New Learning
Reformation & Counter-Reformation
Rise of Modern Science
The Renaissance The
Dantes The Inferno
Dante Alighieri uses himself as a character in his poem The
Who guides this character on his journey through hell?
Why is this guide an appropriate one for Dante?
Explain the timing and rationale b
Cantos from Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy: "The Inferno"
The Dark Wood of Error
The Vestibule of Hell
Circle 1: Limbo (The Virtuous Pagans)
Circle 2: The Carnal
Circle 3: The Gluttons
World Literature 213
Early China: The Book of Songs and Confuciuss Analects
Be concrete and specific in your responses. (Pay attention to plurals.)
What we now call China was equally vast in size and diverse in population in the early imper
The Thousand and One Nights
Explore the relationship between The Qur'an and The
Thousand and One Nights. Explain how The Thousand and One
Nights was influenced by The Qur'an in terms of culture. What
Koranic images and metap
World Literature 213
Heroic Period of Indian Literature: The Bhagavad-Gita
Use specific details when responding. (Dont cramp answers into the limited space
1. The Bhagavad-Gita was written in what language?
In Hinduism, th
Notes on Islam:
Islam = means surrender [to God]; a religion of deeds. Religion of universalism.
dar-Islam - House of Islam (Muslim World)
Abraham the first prophet
Mohammed (Muhammad) the last prophet
al Quran (Koran) recitation Revelation to M
Popul Vuh Discussion Questions
The Popol Vuh is a Mayan/Quich epic compendium of
stories, some of which should remind you of the others
we have read. Included in the Popol Vuh are stories of
the creation of humans. Only one attempt w
World Literature 213.01
Worksheet: Middle Chinese Period and Writings
The medium or genre of basic social exchange of the Middle Chinese Period
(It was also used as part of the examination for government service.) was
What themes or mot
Your editors say that Petrarch is called the Father of the Renaissance, the First Humanist,
and the first modern man. How does Francesco his life justify the titles?
Father of the Renaissance
The first Humanist
For many Americans, the twentieth century marked a period of modernization, advances
in technology and globalization of world views. As countries began to colonize, many people
began to experience the differences in cultural views as some so
Ramayana of Valmiki Analysis
1. An ideal wife can be classified as one who is loving, devoted, and faithful. In the
Ramayana of Valmiki, readers are introduced to the character Sita, who displays many of
the characteristics of an ideal wife. In the introd
Confucius, Augustine, The Qur'an,
The Thousand and One Nights
1. The Analects is a collection of ethical and moral principles that were attributed to
Confucius and written by his followers. Throughout the narrative, readers can find
several examples of co
1. There are several accounts of dreams from different characters in The Epic of Gilgamesh
and while many of the dreams are foreshadow of an event to come or give warnings,
many of these dreams serve as the primary communication between
Dante and Boccaccio
1. In Dantes Inferno, he describes his journey through the nine layers of hell. Each layer of
Hell is filled with sinners who have been punished for the sins they have committed. It is
said that each punishment corresponds with the sin
One of the major literary movements of the nineteenth century was Romanticism. While
there were several literary movements during this time, Romanticism focused on the natural
world and the expression of feelings and emotions. Pushkins The
The Aeneid Responses
1. According to the lecture notes, pietas is defines as selfless devotion to duty (Lecture 2.2).
In the Aeneid, readers are introduced to the main character, Aeneas who exhibits this type
of selfless devotion. Readers learn that Aenea
The Iliad, an epic poem written by Homer, describes some of the major events of the final
weeks of the Trojan War between the Achaians (Greeks) and the Trojans. In this poem, Homer
pays specific attention to how he portrays the gods and the
Address the following topics in a single 250-word (minimum) response. Whenever possible, provide specific
examples, details, and short quotes from the text to support your response.
Ivan Ilych questions God, and he does get an answer, which leads to his e
Using specific examples, details, and short quotes from the text, evaluate Pushkins The Bronze Horseman
in terms of the following three characteristics of Romantic nature:
Romantic nature is particular
During the romantic period there was a big change rev
In three separate examples, discuss how the punishment fits the crime in The Inferno.
In The Inferno, when one commits a sin while on Earth, they are punished in certain ways that result from
the sin they have committed. It is said that each soul receive
The textbook tells us that this story "might be described as a story about the abrupt and
awesome power of passionate love" (p. 2405). Using specific examples, evaluate Chekhov's
"The Lady with the Dog" as a story about passionate love.
The story The Lady
Granted that Machiavellis own historical context is remote, how might his advice to
princes be relevant today?
Machiavellis advice would be relevant to the princes today because nowadays, most princes do
not have all the characteristics needed to be a pe
In your opinion, does Francesco Petrarch's life justify the following titles?
o Father of the Renaissance
o The First Humanist
o The First Modern Man
Why or why not? Provide specific examples to support your answers.
What provoked the change that led to
Cite three examples of where Confucius attempts to create a governing code of
conduct that promotes ethical behaviors.
One example where Confucius attempts to create a code of conduct with ethical behavior in the
quote Riches ad rank are what every man c
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The Humanness of the Gods
The poem The Iliad which was written by Homer is a Greek mythological poem. This
poem includes several books which bring the whole story together. The Iliad includes
Where and how does Aeneas exhibit pietas?
In lecture 2.2, Aeneas describes pietas as selfless devotion to duty (slide 4). In The Aeneid, Aeneas shows
devotion and duty to his family, men, and the gods when he is called to build a city for the descendants
Dreams: How are they sent and what is their purpose?
Dreams are sent by the gods and have the purpose of showing what is to come. In The Epic of
Gilgamesh, it is said that Gilgamesh was loved by many and that Anu, Enlil, and Ea have enlarged his
Describe at least three distinct conflicts that arise for Augustine regarding the
One of the main conflicts that arises for Augustine regarding the Christian model is in Book 1
when he struggles with understand how someone who does not b