Saturday, August 23, 2008

If you missed class on Thursday, Aug. 21st, 2008.......

If you missed class on Thursday, please make sure that you visit with someone that was present. Each person received their textbook, free homework coupon, and then several handouts that will be used over the next two weeks. When you return to class please visit with me so we can give you these important documents.

1. We had a basic overview of ancient Greek civilation and its significance to us today. We also discussed the city-states of Athens and Sparta, in addition to Mycenae and the island of Crete.

2. We defined the term Mythology. It is valuable for you to know what mythology is, as you are in a mythology class, right? MYTHOLOGY: Ancient man's way of explaining what he could not comprehend.

3. We then briefly discussed the importance of seven writers: Homer, Hesiod, Euripides, Sophocles, Aescylus, Ovid and Virgil. Each writer has played a role in developing the myths that we will be reading in class.

4. We then began with the "Creation Myth."

HOMEWORK:
1. Please read pages 65-69 in your textbook
2. Start working on your flashcards
3. Your "Introduction" is due on Monday

IRONY QUIZ

WE WILL HAVE TIME ON TUESDAY TO COMPLETE THIS IN CLASS.  Now that we have completed THE ILIAD, you should have a greater under standing o...