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Write an essay of between 1500 and 2000 words arguing for a position on one of the topics listed below. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Plan your argument around a central thesis that is supported by evidence from the relevant texts. Note that your thesis should not be merely a rephrasing of the question as a statement; the thesis should be a specific and detailed answer to the question. Give your essay a title that indicates something about its content. Note that the questions below are NOT themselves titles, and they should not be used as if they were titles. Observe these conventions when citing sources: for Hesiod’s Theogony, use the parenthetical system and refer to line numbers (for example, Hes. Theog. 34-48); for the Homeric Hymns, use the parenthetical system and refer to page numbers within Anthology of Classical Myth (for example, Hom. Hymn. Herm 191); for the tragedies, use the parenthetical system and refer to line numbers (for examples, Aesch. Ag. 5-77; Aesch. Lib. 5-77, Aesch. Fur. 5-77, Soph. OT 133-190, Eur. Bacch. 431-500). Treat the content of lectures as common knowledge in the discipline, unless the professor specifically cites another scholar as the source of a particular idea. Include a bibliography or list of works cited, following APA styles INDEX OF FORBIDDEN & DAMNABLE ERRORS: • sentence fragments • errors with apostrophes (especially when indicating possession or plurals). • comma splices (or other offenses with commas) • run-on or fused sentences • misuse of the semicolon • “dropped” quotations (i.e., quotations not introduced with a signal phrase or punctuation and thus not integrated them into your own text) • papers not properly formatted in all parts (e.g., line spacing, text, page numbers, footnotes/citations, bibliography/works cited) according to APA, MLA, or Chicago style. • titles of books and plays not in italics • poetic quotations improperly formatted. (When quoting a short poetic passage in your prose paragraph, separate the poetic lines with a slash /. For quotations of more than four lines, use block style without quotation marks or slashes.) Consult the Checkmate Pocket Guide if you are in doubt about any of the following areas. POSSIBLE TOPICS: Choose one. Your answer to most of the following questions should take into account the full works, not just a specific episode or subsection. 1. How does the love affair of Dido and Aeneas fit into the vision of cosmic order Virgil reveals throughout the whole epic? What, according to Virgil, is Dido's "guilt" (“fault,” “sin,” culpa)? Is Aeneas’ claim that he sails for Italy not of his own will a satisfactory response to Dido’s complaint against him? 2. Virgil’s debt to Homer is clearly evident in his portrayal of Aeneas, whose experiences parallel those of Odysseus at many points in the narrative. Yet there are significant differences between the Greek hero’s character and the Roman’s. What does Aeneas learn about himself, what do we learn about the nature of his specifically Roman heroism, through the course of the Aeneid? How do Aeneas’ fatum to found a new city and Odysseus’ nostos contrast? 3. The “Iliadic” Aeneid (Books VII-XII) have always been less popular than the “Odyssean” Aeneid (Books I-VI). Yet Books VII-XII depict the first stages of Trojan settlement in Italy, the place from which the Roman people is fated to rule the world. How does Aeneas’ experience in the second half of the epic compare with his experience in the first half? What does the second half of the work teach Aeneas (and Virgil's readers) about the character of the Roman people? 4. Is Virgil’s presentation of the Greeks in Book II of the Aeneid fully representative of the Roman attitude to Greek culture? Is there other evidence in the poem of a more ambivalent attitude? How does Virgil’s representation of Greek culture in general in the Aeneid help him to define Rome’s place in world history? 5. In several of the works you have read this year, accounts of the underworld have been essential to the authors’ explanation of the scope and purpose of human life on earth. How does Virgil's account of Aeneas’ adventure in the underworld explain the scope and purpose of human life on earth in Roman terms? In answering this question, you will need to refer to the Epic of Gilgamesh and/or to Book XI of the Odyssey, in addition to the Aeneid. 6. If Jupiter is the supreme ruler of the Roman cosmos and has prior understanding of fatum, which he reveals near the beginning of Book I, how do we account for Juno’s destructive interventions through the narrative? What is the nature and significance of her reconciliation with Jupiter in Book XII? 7. Is Aeneas’ killing of Turnus in Book XII in accordance with his pietas and with Roman stoic heroism? What is the significance of the final scene of the poem? 8. Ovid's Metamorphoses is full of stories of love and of transformation. Examine two or three of the episodes of love and transformation in the Metamorphoses and explain how these transformations clarify Ovid’s idea of love. Is that idea the same or different in the episodes that you have chosen? 9. Beginning with the story of creation in Metamorphoses Book I, Ovid makes many references to artists and the power of art to create and transform. Discuss the episodes involving creative artists (whether musical, visual, poetic or in other media) in the passages read this term. What is the function of art in Ovid’s mind? Is there a connection between the divine creator of Book I and Ovid the creator in the epilogue of Book XIII? 10. Ovid is Virgil’s first great successor in the epic genre. In what ways does Ovid imitate Virgil, and in what ways does he make his poem contrast with Virgil’s? You should answer both in general terms of plot and scope and in terms of how the episodes of the Theban cycle (in Metamorphoses Books III and IV) constitute what has been called an “anti-Aeneid.” How do their views of the eternity of Rome differ? ...
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