September 19, 2007 Lit Hum
The Hymn to Demeter (continued from last lecture)
-How powerful is Zeus? -Zeus never asks Demeter to stop her rage against the mortals. Why not? -He decides to take the alternative route by using Hades to calm Demeter down
Herodotus Outline Ruijie Song Book 1 Ch. 1-140 Women-stealing by Greeks & Persians Greek 'overreaction' in Helen's case beginning of enmity. Gyges becomes king of Lydia War between Lydia and Miletus Arion's dolphin ride Croesus attacks Greeks Solon
Christine Kim Literature Humanities Notes Monday, October 01, 2007 Herodotus, The Histories Background Herodotus "father of history" An attempt to "prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time" (at the beginning of the book) One
Context Nearly three thousand years after they were composed, the Iliad and the Odyssey remain two of the most celebrated and widely read stories ever told, yet next to nothing is known about their composer. He was certainly an accomplished
Volume II Chapter XI
You may write this as a straightforward paper, but you could also write it as a dialogue between two
characters or between God and two characters.
God speaks with Job and Oedipus
Role of Suffering:
to prove loyalty to god
to gain kno
Lit Hum Professor Farah Griffin
Book 9 Lines 438-449 Page 157
What ails you Polyphemos? Why do you cry so sore
in the starry night? You will not let us sleep.
Sure no mans driving off your flock? No man has tricked you, ruine
Spring 2014 Midterm Guide
Structure of Exam
Short Passage Analysis
48 points (6 points each)
Suggested time: 50 minutes
Briefly sketch author, title, and context (single words and sentence fragments are fine).
Write 2-4 sentences that giv
Midterm Notes on Rabelais, Boccaccio, and others
-Whatever you do, use concrete examples from the texts to support your arguments. Style and
form of your essays can be as free as you like.
-Focus on books 1-9 for the IDs.
Literature Humanities Spring 2014
Section 002: Jenny Rhodes
Paper One: Prompts
Write five to six pages on one of the following topics. Please double space, set margins to one
inch on all sides, and use Times New Roman font. Include the
Informal Response Prompts: Spring 2014
Create a minimum of mm: analytical or creative responses to the readings from this semester.
Gather these responses in your nal response portfolio, due in hard copy at the nal exam. Any
responses beyond the three req
SPRING 2014 SYLLABUS
Instructor: Jennifer Rhodes
Mailbox: 502 Hamilton Hall (bottom row!)
Office: 653-A Schermerhorn Extension (this may change: new location TBA)
Office Hours: By appointment
Spring 2014 Section 002
Final Paper Prompt: Do what you will
Write five to six pages on the topic of your choice.
Focus on at least one text weve worked with since the midterm exam.
Paper Topic #3
Heaven, barren as the Sahara with just the right amount of sun and bright white clouds that
never rain, awaited both Job and Oedipus at the end of their lives. Eventually they stumble upon
Paper Topic #2
The Comedy Connection: Vulgarity, Absurdity, and Reality
Both Aristophanes Lysistrata and Platos Symposium utilizes comedic language
to allow absurdity into reality as well as to connect the audience membe
Lit-Hum Notes 9/17/07
`Iliad' Books 19-24
Does Achilles Grow Up? Yes: -conversation with Priam. Understanding Priam's pain. (pg. 488 ll. 507-) -Accepts fact that he is going to die (pg. 489 ll. 540-545) -Achilles went beyond Zeus' call of duty and g
Lecture 7- September 26th Appropriateness of the Ending of the Odyssey Was it necessary o Underworld Scene o Scene with Suitors' family o Scene with Laertes
- Does the Audience still side with Odysseus at the end o Kills the servants brutally o Play
9/24 books VII-XVI How do we look at the actions of the Cyclops o On the one hand, OD imposed himself and took his food (similar to suitors.) o On the other hand, one should be hospitable even when imposed upon OD is very arrogant, cant help talking
CLASS NOTES: SEPT 10, 2007
Roxanne Unger /Comments from previous class - blameless ambiguous meaning, open to interpretation based on context - Exchange between Glaukus & Diomedes - 119-126 odd; conversing in the middle of battle - exchange possibl
Notes 10-3-2007 Hints that things aren't going to turn out well o P.451 Athenians are going to win When Athenians decided to join Greeks, they riled up all of Greece and defended against invader of country Herodotus sides with Greeks Book centers