1.) How do the roles of Dionysus and Pentheus change throughout the course of the tragedy?
2.) How does Pentheus foreshadow his fate throughout Euripides' Bacchae? Give examples.
3.) In Thucydides' "Melian Dialogue", why is Athens concerned wit
1) The shield of Achilles is described in great detail in book 18 of the Iliad. What is the point
behind such a lengthy description?
2) In what ways does Circe fit into the traditional female role of heroic epic (described
in Classical Mythology
C101: Test 1 Terms
Mycenaean form of burial for elite members of society.
A beehive shaped tomb above ground.
Goods inside them reveal the extensive interactions between Mycenaeans and surrounding Mediterranean civilizations. During archaic
1.) What were the impacts of Solon's reforms?
2.) What were the implications of the new system of tribes created by Cleisthenes?
3.) What, if anything, can be inferred about the different political structures of Athens and
Sparta based upon thei
1) How do Spartan women differ from women in other poleis?
2) How is the Spartan system similar to the "warrior ideal" on page 28 of RGH? How might it
3) Why did Solon think that Tellus of Athens was "the most happy" of all people?
1) Consider the first choral ode of Aeschylus' Agamemnon. Is Agamemnon presented in a
positive light? Give examples.
2) What can Aeschylus' Eumenides tell us about what the Athenians thought of their polis?
3) Oedipus' story is presented through
1.) How does the polis system differ from earlier political structures?
2.) How and why does Hesiod consider strife to be a benefit for man?
3.) Compare the myth of Prometheus in Works and Days to the myth of Prometheus in
the Theogony. How do t
1.) In what ways does Antigone compare or contrast with Clytemnestra?
2.) How does the characterization of Creon reflect Sophocles' attitudes toward government?
3.) How does Antigone embody the role of a hero?
1. I think Antigone strongly contra
Greek Culture C101
HW 2 Questions
Section 2 Questions
1) What evidence is there in the Tawagalawas letter and the Linear B tablets from Pylos that
powerful kingdoms existed in Mycenaean Greece during the late Bronze Age?
2) On page 55 of BHAG the concept
1) How did Alexander "untie" the Gordian Knot? What does this action reveal about his
2) Consider Alexander's visit to Siwah. How could he use the prophecy to legitimize his power
among both the Egyptians and Greeks?
3) Was Alexander
1.) In what ways are the ideas regarding women's roles in Plato's Republic similar or different to
the views we have discussed throughout the semester?
2.) Based upon the chapter in BHAG, how do Plato and Aristotle differ in their approaches to
Greek Section 12
1) Consider the characteristics of women in Aristophanes's Lysistrata. How do they subvert the
proper roles for Athenian women?
2) Why did Aristophanes use two choruses in his Lysistrata? What view point does each chorus
represent? Give e
1) Does Medea embody the role of an exclusively male hero? Does she differ?
2) Consider Medea's speech starting at line 210. What does it reveal about the status of
women? How does Medea's speech evoke pathos?
3) Consider Pericles's funeral ora