Sunday, September 28, 2008

Greek Literature Paper 9-28-08

Use this thread to discuss & share topics, ideas and brainstorming, and to ask questions about the Greek Lit paper due Friday.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Perfect Forms and Ancient Relics

Is there any connection between ancient relics in early Christian churches (i.e. Mary's robe) and the pursuit of perfect forms?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Middle Ages

Where they as dark as we thought?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Women's Studies

Are the "Woman's Studies Dept" in modern colleges/universities necessary?

Monday, September 22, 2008

3 Word Stroy

You can only use 3 words, keep the story rolling...if we could tie this into the stuf we've been studying, that would be pretty cool.

Soft Tacos vs. Hard Tacos

Which is the Perfect Form of Taco?

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Coming soon: Sappho's poetry!! Bring your lit. books to class the period after the art test Monday. We'll read aloud.

Think about this: why have Women's Studies Departments at universities latched on to Sappho?

Roman Art & Architecture

How do the Romans compare to the Greeks in the art we studied?
Is there any evidence that art & architecture are evolving, "improving" from the Greeks to the Romans? Or is it simply chronology?
Please do remember that the textbook and (God forbid) your teachers have presented you a biased representation of Roman (and all) art in our selection of pieces to study as well as in our attitude toward the subject.

Friday, September 19, 2008


I will be very happy if I can successfully post this...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Jackets Vs. Sweaters

Possibly the most important topic of the entire Humanities course. Post your thoughts here

Friday, September 12, 2008


Let's talk about Freud Oedipus!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Auden's Essay

As you read Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, & Euripides, ponder Auden's essay. Why do you think western culture is so deeply founded on Ancient Greek ideals?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Aristotle's "Poetics"

Read the following:

1. the link to Aristotle's background on the right of the screen
2. the excerpt from "The Poetics" that's in the Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces. If you don't have your book, see the link on the right of your screen & read sections VI - XI.

Post any thoughts you have about Aristotle's ideas on this thread. We really discuss Plato, Socrates & Aristotle because they are the foundation of western thought. The Catholic church actually revised Aristotle's theories a little then adopted them as official Catholic philosophy. All of these philosophical writings really serve as the backdrop to understanding the ancient Greek & Roman art we study as well as the ancient Greek plays we read.

"Poetics" are really an intro for us to Oedipus Rex & Medea, which we'll read next.