No Homework Due

Elementary Latin

  1. Felicem magnam cenam gratiarum!
  2. Fabula: Cicada et formica 
  3. Silly Latin quizzes
  4. Latina pro viatoribus

Elementary Greek

  1. ευτυχής ημέρα των ευχαριστιών!

Classical Mythology

Fractured Fairy Tale

    Make sure you’re caught up on ALL the reading.

  1. Think about these concepts in relation to the Thanksgiving meal: syntagmatic, paradigmatic,  diachronic, synchronic, ritual.
  2. Oral presentations: 1-2 paragraphs about your topic for the presentation/paper; include the names/titles/author of the ancient primary text(s) and the movie, book, video game, etc.; what myths you will be talking about; what concepts about myth you will refer to. You can email your topic by Friday, 11am, or submit a printed-out copy.
1) Explain how a contemporary book, movie, video game, etc. uses ancient mythology. How is the myth presented, altered, adapted?
2) Concept of the hero. Explain our society’s concept of a hero/heroism and contrast it to that of the ancient Greeks and/or other ancient cultures.
3) Myths are full of contradictions. How does the anthropologist Lévi-Strauss explain these contradictions? (Some terms to use in discussing this topic: binary opposite, resolution of opposites, nature/culture, synchronic/diachronic).
Your presentation must:
  • Incorporate sufficient reference to a primary text (Hesiod, Ovid, Sophocles, etc.)
  • Include discussion of concepts about myth such as: ritual, liminality, hero, trickster, paratactic/syntactic, archetype, family romance.
  • 10 minutes long
  • Powerpoint-type visual aids and other media, paper handouts are welcome

Schedule for Presentations (so far)

November 18   paragraph is DUE

November 22

November 29 Erica

December 2   Jeff, John, Scott, Joe

December 6  Janel, Yomna, Allyson

December 9  Marcus

Intermediate Latin

  1. Cicero passage.

Intermediate Greek

  1. Passage to translate

About kristinachew

classicist | translator (of ancient Greek & Latin poetry & drama) View all posts by kristinachew

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