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Level 2 Classics preparation for prelim exam


Xenia guest friendship in the Greek Classical World– meet/greet, seat, feet, eat, question – leave with a treat/gift – leave

Give Examples of good guest friendship


Give Examples of bad guest friendship


2 Specific examples from the Odyssey of a good guest friendship experience = name the Book number and characters and what happened in both = PROVIDE A QUOTE using … for the pieces in the sentences that you want to leave out

– explain how these experiences are accurate examples of good guest friendship


2 Specific examples from the Odyssey of a bad guest friendship experience = name the Book number and characters and what happened in both = PROVIDE A QUOTE using … for the pieces in the sentences that you want to leave out

- explain how these experiences are accurate examples of bad guest friendship

What do you think Xenia shows about the ancient Greek world, population and travelling ? Explain why you think that. Compare it with today's world in NZ.

What does Homer have to show us about the role and position of women in ancient Greece.

Provide 3 examples of the role and the position of women in ancient Greece presented in the Odyssey. name the Book number and characters and what happened in both = PROVIDE A QUOTE using … for the pieces in the sentences that you want to leave out

– explain how these experiences are informative and accurate examples of the role and position of women in ancient or Homeric Greece. [add evidence from secondary or primary sources outside of the Odyssey]


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Leadership – explain the virtues associated with leadership in the Ancient Greek world. -explain that it is part of being an ancient Greek hero

Give two specific examples from the Odyssey of the character of Odysseus demonstrating leadership. Name the Book number and the event and who was involved. = PROVIDE A QUOTE using … for the pieces in the sentences that you want to leave out

- Explain how this example is an accurate example of good leadership.

Give two specific examples from the Odyssey of the character of Telemachus demonstrating leadership. Name the Book number and the event and who was involved. = PROVIDE A QUOTE using … for the pieces in the sentences that you want to leave out

- Explain how this is an accurate example of good leadership.

Give an example of Athene providing leadership. Give an example of Odysseus providing leadership. Give an example of Nestor providing leadership.

Explain what the messages are about leadership that Homer is showing in this context. That is, what is Homer trying to show/tell his listeners and readers about humans and leadership? What is Homer trying to show/tell his listeners and readers about his Greek characters and ancient Greek social expectations and values. Name the Book number and characters and what happened in both = PROVIDE A QUOTE using … for the pieces in the sentences that you want to leave out. – explain how these experiences are accurate examples of messages about leadership that Homer is showing.

religion

Examine, with supporting evidence, the religious beliefs of the classical world as demonstrated by the actions of an Olympian god from a literary text you have studied. In your answer, you must:

describe the way(s) in which a god intervenes in the life / lives of people according to the ancient Greek's beliefs as shown by events in the Odyssey. name the Book number and characters and what happened in both = PROVIDE A QUOTE using … for the pieces in the sentences that you want to leave out

– explain how these experiences are accurate examples of how the ancient Greeks viewed the interaction, intervention and activity of the gods in their daily lives and this formed the character of their religious beliefs.

examine the effects of these interventions on a character in the text. Name the Book number and characters and what happened in both = PROVIDE A QUOTE using … for the pieces in the sentences that you want to leave out.

– explain how these experiences/ decisions/ outcomes are accurate examples of how the ancient Greeks viewed, accepted and indeed expected the possibility of the power of intervention, tinkering, outcomes by the gods in their daily lives.

Examine the messages given by the author about the relationship of gods and humans in the classical world. What does Homer accept about the the role and rights of Olympian gods in the world of the Ancient Greek mind? Does he talk reflect that the gods feel any responsibility to their ancient humans? How is this any different to religion today? We have one single God – in the Christian point of view – do we accept and expect that God intervenes in our lives? Dp we accept and expect that we can pray to this God for intervention? Does this God have rights and a role in the modern Christian's life? Does this God have responsibilities in a modern Christian's life?

Identify a city state or a known civilisation of the classical world = Ancient Rome
Examine, with supporting evidence, the social-political divisions that existed in your selected city state or civilisation. In your answer, you should:

List the main social divisions that existed in ancient Rome at the end of the republic and beginning of the Empire and explain the Cursus Honorum.

Describe each of the social divisions; how they developed their category's name and character over time, how much money or property they had to have to be in that social division and what kinds of government or religious roles they could hold as a result of being in that social division. What kinds of work or daily life were they involved with. Were there occupations that they were not supposed to get involved with because it was not considered to be socially acceptable. Discuss the political rights of each division: could they vote, could they hold an office in the government or a religious office of some kind? What were the names of these offices? What could they do, what role did they have by occupying this office? How long for and how often could they hold the office for? What was the point of holding offices to a Roman?

examine the relationship of two groups within this social structure (eg, citizens and slaves, or patrons and clients) : What rights and roles did the slaves have? What conditions did the different kinds of slaves live in eg. Country or farm slaves, the overseer slave _ on the farms, the mining slaves, the gladiator slaves, the household slaves, the educated Greek slaves who were tutors, accountants, secretaries. What was the status of a slave's children? Could families, husbands and wives, be split up? How could slaves be freed and what was their status then? Who were they expected to stay loyal to?

Examine to what extent these social-political divisions and relationships were rigid, and give reasons why.

Examine the relationship of two groups within this social structure (eg, patrons and clients): What rights and what roles did the clients have? What expectations did the patrons of their clients? What role did the clients play in the lives of their patron? What what role did the patron play in the lives of their clients?

For all of these points you need to provide primary source evidence. You need to be able to quote the source person and where it was published, and either paraphrase the evidence or quote it using … where you want to leave out words and using “ “ marks around it.

Examine the significance of features of work(s) of art in the classical world

form and function

Examine, with supporting evidence, the form and function of the House of Faun and one other house from the Paul Artus Books. In your answer, you should:

(a)discuss the layout of this building and the ways in which the architectural features of this building reflect its function. At each point you make you must provide supporting evidence and specific examples.

(b)discuss the features that make this building aesthetically pleasing (beautiful to look at, live in).Wall styles, layout of domus, the mosaics and paintings included. How were these constructed, with what, in what style, what was it designed to acheivee, what is the outcome/impact, what are the stylistic/cultural influences.At each point you make you must provide supporting evidence and specific examples.

style

Choose two mosaics and two paintings. Examine, with supporting evidence, the style of this art work. In your answer you should:

(c)discuss the stylistic features of this art work

(d)examine the ways in which this art work reflects a change in style from works that preceded it.

Extra reading – after preliminary exams

Discuss the different types of entertainment provided by the state during the religious festivals

examine the ways in which people were entertained in ONE of these festivals

examine reasons why the state provided these forms of entertainment.