Western Humanities: from Origins to Greece and Rome
Instructor: Eric V. Snow
Art and Culture 201
Early Greek Civilization: Minoan
Religion & gods: Poseidon
Peloponnesian War=s dates: 431-404 b.c.
Alexander the Great
Greek playwrights: Aristophanes
The legendary date of Rome’s founding (753 b.c.)
Cato the Elder
ROMAN RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY
Short answer questions hints:
1. Be able to compare and contrast Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations specifically.
2. Be able to answer why business majors should take a humanities/history class by quoting in full statements by Socrates and George Santayana.
Essay questions: Choose one of the following two questions to answer. A proper answer will have full essay form, including an introduction, a thesis statement, two or more body paragraphs that explain/defend the thesis, and a conclusion in the last paragraph that restates the thesis. Put the number of the question you're answering at the beginning of what you write.
(40 possible points)
A. How and why was ancient Greek civilization different from other ancient civilizations, such as those of Egypt, India, or Mesopotamia? Think about specific values, practices, and philosophical beliefs of the Greeks as compared to other civilizations when answering the "how" part. Think about such factors as geography, etc. for the "why" part.
B..What are the beliefs and values of Greek civilization that still affect modern Western society today? Name specific discoveries, beliefs, political practices, values, philosophical concepts, etc. that the Greeks had that modern Western people tend to have as a result.
C. How were the Romans different from the Greeks in culture, beliefs, and practices? List and explain specific beliefs or practices to show how they were different.
KEEP THE OLD TEST AND STUDY IT FOR EXTRA CREDIT QUESTIONS THAT CAN COME FROM ANY FILL-IN QUESTION ON IT.