CLST 11S.003, Fall 2009 Final Exam: Study Guide/Instructions Part I: Identifications. You will be provided a list of literary and historical terms, characters, persons, and events, taken from the list provided below. For each, you will identify it as fully as possible including definition, approximate date (if applicable), and historical/literary/cultural significance. Note that, as on the Midterm exam, YOU WILL HAVE SOME DEGREE OF CHOICE (30 points). proskynesis Thermopylae The Areopagus Xerxes The King Archon Gyges Battle of Arginusae (see Plato?s Apology) Leonidas Croesus Artabanus Delphi The Battle of Salamis The annual mission to Delos (see Plato?s Crito) Themistocles The Parthenon Pericles The Mausoleum Pergamon Hellenistic Art Priene Ostracism New Comedy Xenophon?s Anabasis Prytaneum (see West & West, p. 21) The daimonion of Socrates Orestes The Titans (in Hesiod?s Theogony) Pandora Sappho Archilochos Part II: Passages. Several passages will appear, taken from various works we have read in the second half of the semester (Herodotus, Thucydides, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Plato, Menander). For each, you will identify the work, the speaker (if applicable), and the setting. NB that this time around, it will not be necessary to identify the location of the passage within the greater work (so if you have a passage from, e.g., Herodotus, it will not be necessary for you to specify the book number). Finally, explain the greater significance of the passage for Greek literature and culture as a whole (30 points). Here too, you will have a choice of which passages to identify. Part III: Take-home essay assignment. If you were (for some reason) compelled to live at some point in Ancient Greek history, what time and place would you choose, and why? Please base your answer on what you have learned about Greek history and culture this past semester, from Neils? textbook and/or from the literary texts we?ve read (though NB that it is not necessary to cite sources here with parenthetical references). You may choose any moment and any location in Greek history from the rise of the Mycenaean Greeks to the expanded Hellenized world that existed immediately after the conquest of Alexander the Great. Whatever you choose, please defend your choice in a short essay (about 2 double-spaced typed pages), using both positive and negative examples (i.e. explain what you like about the period you choose, and also why you find it preferable to other periods/moments/locations in Greek history). HARD COPY DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TESTING PERIOD, 12 DECEMBER, AT 7 PM (40 points).
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