HON 202 1/23
On the schedule: Finish gods presentations
Go over gods names, etc.
Review texts (Ovids Metamorphoses pt. 2, Apollodorus Library 14-43,
Film Review Instructions
PrometheusTitan, Champion of Mankind, giver of intelligence, tech
HON 202 3/13
Antigoneis it too stage-y? Too intimate?
Film is different from stage in the sense that a director and a camera force you to see
what they need you to see. Theater gives you license to look where you want to and
therefore you may miss the
HON 202 4/3
NOTE: Instead of film lab on Monday please go to the Ken Burns presentation at
4pm in the Bush Auditorium.
Also, next Tuesday we will be doing a computer survey in-class. Please bring
Homer and Film, cont.
Should the Trojan
HON 202 4/8
NOTE: Watch for an email from Dr. Cummings re: film festival on ThursdayFox Day
could happen on that day.
-Why strip the bodies?
-Heroes or pirates?
-Are the gods jerks?
-Is Achilles a crybaby?
-How should we rea
HON 202 3/27
Focus paper (tentative): Homer, Identity, Values, and Film
How would we make a film adaptation of the Iliad that does not betray the different
values of this time period/setting?
1. Identify the biggest challenges of this adaptation
HON 202 3/25
Presentation on National Cinema
-term sometimes used to describe films associated with a specific country
-as a point more of observation than of film theory, national cinema has an important
role in globalization because film provides a uniq
HON 202 1/21
On the schedule: Reviewing texts (Ovids Metamorphoses pt. 1, Dowden myth pt. 2,
Apollodorus Library 1-13)
Reports on individual gods
How to take notes on myths, films, etc. (pushed to Thurs.)
Apollodorus Librarycompiled from many source
HON 202 1/28
On the schedule:
-The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
-Review weeks 1-3
THE MYTH: Orpheus, either the son of a muse or of Apollo, is married to Euryidice. He
has the ability to make magic music. Eurydice steps on a snake and dies young.
HON 202 2/4
On the schedule: Heroes and Heroic Patterns presentation
Hero characteristics/patterns (not necessarily in ALL, but present in SOME):
strong, resilient, sexy
Unusual birth and childhood circumstances lead to a calling to action later in life
HON 202 1/30
On the schedule:
Review weeks 1-3
Motifs/Allusions in Black Orpheus:
-The sun/Orpheus as the sun/Apollo
-Eurydice and her scarf as the sky (Mistress of the Night)
-Both Orph and Eur are like night and day in that they are al
HON 202 2/6
On the schedule: Discourse about Adaptation
Intertextualityfilm theory is an ongoing dialogue
Adaptation: Its distinctive feature, the matching of the cinematic sign system to prior
achievement in some other system, can be shown to be distin
HON 202 DATE
Medea: tricks daughters into killing father, goes to Corinth with Jason
Euripides version takes place here
Aristophanes wrote comedies criticizing Euripides as a misogynist
What is Medea?
Villainkills children and prin
HON 202 2/25
MIDTERM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL AFTER SPRING BREAK!
Oedipus Rex group discussion
Theater in Ancient Greece was a competitive event
-Each playwright would present both a trilogy and a satyrplay
HON 202 2/13
Organizing claim that the review is unpacking
Title that hooks, graphs readers attention, connects to claim
Basics: Accurate production details such as film title underlined/italicized, directors
name, release date, country of
HON 202 2/18
On the schedule: Review Oedipus the King
Film-qua-film: Did you like the film?
-Acting: Is Phaedras voice grating or revealing?
-Design: How do changes in costume and makeup influence your view of the
HON 202 3/11
*Please note that both professors require the Robert Fagles translation of the Three
Theban Plays. READ THE INTRODUCTIONS, TOO!*
New grade book: sign in using Lastname, Firstname then Rxxxxxxx.
Antigone (the play): 441 BCE
Oedipus the K