To what degree do you believe Italians are entitled to a Roman past?
Although I believe this is a loaded question, I think the simple answer
would be yes. However, being entitled to something can either mean
being privileged, but can also mean granting so
Find an Italian proverb relative to food and/or drink. Any equivalent in
English or your native language? What does the original proverb reveal
about Italian culture?
One of my favorite proverbs I found while searching was Chi la sera i pasti gli ha
Choose one type of Italian pasta, sauce or pizza from the content section
and present it to the class. Why do you think pasta and pizza represent
Italy so effectively?
I chose to do pizza because it is not only one of my favorite foods, but also something
Cultural Exploration 1
Culture and Society of Italy 101
What does Luigi Barzini mean by the importance of spectacle and what does he
attribute it to?
Luigi Barzini discusses the importance of spectacle by talking about how
Italy is perceived a
Lets create a visual overview of Italy. Choose one of the landmarks mentioned in
the text (or in the Content area) and present it to the class as shown in the model
online. Include a medium size picture, date, location, and a brief description of the
Seeking pleasure in small things: do you think it reflects wisdom or resignation?
Fully explain your answer and use an example to illustrate, if you can. What does
such an attitude reveal about a culture?
I believe that seeking pleasure in the "small" ref
Cultural Exploration 3
January 26, 2016
Compare and contrast the myth of Romulus and Remus and the
myth of Aeneas by focusing on the values put forth in each myth.
Conclude by explaining which one you prefer.
Romulus and Remus were
January 20, 2016
Cultural Exploration 2
Explain the function of the Italian family:
Italian families focus on the family as a whole rather than each individual
branch that comes off as we grow up and have our own family. From a very
Cultural Exploration 5
February 17, 2016
The Renaissance is arguably the keystone in Italian national development.
Describe at least two ways in which the Renaissance has made Italy.
Some might say the Renaissance has made Italy. On
ITCS 101- Italian Culture and Society
Research Paper on the Tower of Pisa
February 29, 2016
Throughout history, there have been a lot of miraculous builds of things never
thought possible. When you look through the years things like the py